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How to Disable Internet on Data Consuming Apps In Android

This article explains how to disable internet data only on those apps that consume data in Android devices’ background.

With the rate at which android apps with different features are being developed daily, we are tempted to install most of them on our android devices.

This is the reason why people now prefer phones with huge RAM – to enable them to install as many apps as possible, without having their android device hanging.

After installing all these applications, we may discover that some of them are consuming much of the data in the background.

But we can’t afford to delete the app because it is of great importance to us. On the other hand, we don’t want to spend much data on them.

Now you will be wondering what is the way out. Switching off your mobile data means that there won’t have an internet connection on your device. Am sure you won’t want to do that.

In a situation of this nature, this article will be essential to you.

You are left with options to either turn off your mobile internet data, which will disconnect all apps from connecting online.

Or you may disable mobile internet data for that particular app, which is what am going to show you in this post.

I will show you step by step process with images on how to disable internet data on individual apps on your Android device. You can always enable it back when you need internet access on the app.

Disable Data Consuming Apps in Android

1) Go to your android ‘Settings‘ and tap on the ‘More‘ option,

2) Tap on ‘Data usage.

3) Tap the Mobile Data Network tab, e.g. AIRTEL, MTN, GLO

4) Scroll to find the app that you want to disable internet data, if seen, tap on the app.

5) After that tap on the checkbox shown at the bottom of the page ‘Restrict background data‘, If you tap on it you will get a notification, then click ‘OK‘.

Congratulations you have successfully disabled internet data for the selected app. To enable background Internet data for any app which you disable, you will have to undergo the same process and uncheck ‘Restrict background data.

I hope this article was helpful to you?

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