Gallery: Simple steps to stay on top of your mobile data usage

Control data use per app

Scroll a bit further down in the Data Usage menu and you'll find a list of apps sorted by how much mobile data they use. Click on one of those apps and you'll see a few more options. Toggling Restrict Background Data on will stop the app from doing anything in the background, unless you're connected to Wi-Fi.

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