How to restrict background data access for an appThe first thing you want to do is check the data usage on your phone. You do that by going to Settings, then tapping on Data Usage - pretty straightforward. The apps that use internet traffic will be displayed below the graph, and the ones that used the most data are towards the top, making it easy to spot the culprit. Once you found the app that used up more data than you're going to allow it to, tap on it. This will open up a menu with more details about the app and its data usage, and a useful feature that allows you to Restrict app background data. Once you activate that option, the app will no longer connect to the internet when it's in the background. In the case above, setting this on the YouTube app will still allow me to watch videos on the app, but whenever it's not running in the foreground it won't be able to download a single megabyte. And that's it! Have you had any issues with data usage on your phone? Did this help you solve them?
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