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We all know Android comes in many flavours but the following will apply to most versions.
Here are some tips on how to manage data use and utilize the native Android "Data usage" manager on a Samsung Galaxy S6 (look for similar options on your phone):
Restricting mobile data
Next, mobile data is enabled by default but you can cater it to your usage behaviour:
Enabling Mobile data limit
You can also configure Android to automate data management for you:
Setting your data usage thresholds
Define when you want to be notified about nearing your data bucket and establish the upper limit at which data is automatically disabled:
Determining which apps consume the most data
Scroll down to "App Usage" to view a breakdown of apps that have used mobile data during the user-defined bill cycle range.
If you're seeing abnormally high usage from any one app, you can force close it by tapping on:
Settings > App > Name of app > Force Close.
You may also consider uninstalling the culprit app.
If you are unsure what your bill cutoff date is, log into your online account and click on "Billing". Here you'll see your bill date range listed under your account number.
You can also find out what your bill cutoff date is by contacting us.
Great tip, @Dimo-X
Here's another in similar vein:
On iPhones, go to Settings and then Cellular, and at the bottom of the screen, turn off Wi-Fi assist. This will prevent your phone switching to cellular data if the Wi-Fi signal weakens. It does not turn off cellular data when you leave your Wi-Fi and venture out into the great cellular outdoors, but does prevent problems when thinking you are connected to Wi-Fi, particularly at home.