How to Monitor Data Usage on Your Lava Android Smartphone

Data Usage

With the internet taking over our lives completely, it’s only obvious that we have the net with us all the time. The only way to do that in this fast paced world is by having high-speed internet in our mobile.

Keeping a check on daily data usage and managing it properly helps one avoid  shockingly high bills at the end of each month.

With these inbuilt Android options, you can now easily keep a check on the data usage on your Lava Smartphones.

Monitor your data usage

Just navigate to the Settings menu on your smartphone, tap on the Data Usage option and there you go!

Here you will be presented with graphs that show your data usage pattern. If you have multiple SIM cards, it will also show you the data usage patterns for the different SIM cards and Wi-Fi, separately.

To keep a track of your monthly usage, change cycle date of the graphs to match the dates of your data plan and mange it accordingly.

While scrolling down the same window, you’ll get detailed information on how much data a particular app uses. This will in turn allow you to get rid of unnecessary apps and services that are using up excessive data.

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There are more features for managing the data usage which can be accessed by tapping on the three vertical dots on the top right corner of the screen. These dots will lead you to a popup menu which includes options like Restrict app background data, network restrictions and cellular network preference.

 

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  1. Restrict app background data

There are many apps in your smartphone that keep running in the background and consume the internet frequently for their updates. By enabling the option of ‘Restrict background data,’ you can stop these apps from consuming your internet pack. However, they will start functioning again as soon as you’re connected to a Wi-Fi network.

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  1. Network Restrictions

This section is specifically for Wi-Fi networks and allows the desired networks to be used or not used. Just tap on the slider switch button for the corresponding Wi-Fi network and each app will ask for your permission before accessing the Wi-Fi network for downloading heavy files.

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  1. Cellular Networks

Now you can simply escape from huge bills while traveling with the help of data roaming feature of the android. To enable data roaming, just tap ‘Data roaming – Connect to data services when roaming’, and drag it to the right.

With Preferred networks option, you can choose what kind of network you want like 2G, 3G and 4G.  All you need to do is tap on the Cellular Network settings to get to this option.

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With these features, you can easily monitor and manage the cellular data usage on your Lava Smartphone.

 

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