How to enable data transfer on the phone

How to disable mobile Internet and data transfer on Android

I was recently chatting with an acquaintance (he’s over 50 years old). We were sitting in a bar, and suddenly he wanted to know what score his favorite soccer team played with in the Champions League. Surprisingly, there was no Wi-Fi access point in the place. I suggested to look the necessary information in a network by means of the mobile Internet. My interlocutor reacted with surprise saying “What kind of a load of crap is that??”.

I explained it to him, and now I’ll tell you. Since your smartphone uses a SIM card for calls, it also allows you to connect to the Internet via “data transmission” (provided that this is covered by your operator’s current tariff plan). It’s enough to call the hotline number to clarify this information.

If you are given a certain amount of traffic per month or can be charged a daily login fee, it is realistic to activate the Internet wherever you are. You do not need WI-FI for this. Only need to activate some settings of the device.


An alternative to the above solution is to access the system parameters, where you can not only activate and deactivate the mobile Internet but also configure its operation in a more sophisticated way.

    Open the “Settings” of Android and go to the section “Network and Internet.

Change additional network settings as needed, e.g. specify your preferred network limit or change its type (2G/3G/4G/5G).

Where to transfer data in your Samsung phone?

Go to “Settings” menu and under “Wireless networks” select “Data usage” (depending on the Android version the name may differ). Find the “Mobile Data” line and move the slider to “On” to start data transfer.

How to connect the Internet on Android via Wi-Fi

If you want to connect to the Internet on your Android using Wi-Fi connection, then everything is much easier than in the case of using mobile Internet. All you need to do is open the Android settings and go to the “Wi-Fi” section.

Next, switch on the Wi-Fi network if it is disabled and select the wireless network which you want to use to connect your Android smartphone or tablet to the internet.

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After that, you will see a window asking for a password. Enter your Wi-Fi password and click the “Connect” button.

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After entering the Android password, the smartphone will connect to the Internet via Wi-Fi network. Next to the selected Wi-Fi network, the word “Connected” will appear.

If after connecting to Wi-Fi network the Internet still does not work, then most likely the problem is the lack of access to the Internet on the router or Wi-Fi access point.

How to enable data transfer on Android

Mobile internet are going down all the time. Which means more and more users are wondering how to turn on mobile data transfer on their Android device.

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The method Turn on data transfer through the upper curtain.

In many cases, if you open the top curtain on your Android device, you can find a button called “Mobile Data” among a number of buttons. With this button, you can quickly disable and enable data transfer on your Android device. If you do not have such a button, then you can enable data transfer via settings.

How to Turn Data Transfer On via Android Settings.

If necessary, you can enable data transfer through the Android settings. To do this you need to open the settings and go to “Other networks.

If you don’t have such a settings section, you probably have another name for it. For example, it might be called “” or “”.

After you have opened “Other networks” section, you should go to “Mobile networks” section.

Under “Mobile networks,” you can enable or disable two functions: “Mobile data” and “Data roaming”.

The “Mobile Data” function is responsible for data transmission in all cases, and the “Data in Roaming” function is responsible for data transmission in roaming.

If you only want to activate data transmission for your home mobile operator, activate “Mobile data” and deactivate “Data in roaming. If you want data transmission to work even when you are roaming, then turn on both of these functions.

How to turn off data roaming

You can also turn off data roaming, leaving data roaming on your home network. To do this, open the settings and go to “Other networks”.

The name of this section may be different on your smartphone. For example, on devices with the original Android shell, this section is called “”.

After opening “Other networks” section you need to open “Mobile networks” subsection.

And then, disable data roaming.

By disabling data transfer in roaming you can use mobile Internet as before, but in case of connection to another mobile network (in case of using roaming) the data transfer will not work.

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Switching on via the settings of Android

This option is a bit more complicated, but there are cases when the above method is not available. In this case everything can be done through the settings. As already mentioned, different versions of the Android operating system, although working on the same principle, can still have some differences (in the visual design and the name of some items). Next, we’ll look at how to enable mobile data transfer on Android using a Samsung S4 device with the Android 5 version as an example.0.1 (with the TouchWiz shell).

So, how to turn on the mobile network, we have figured out. However sometimes there are different problems. Let’s look at the reasons why the Android does not turn on the data transfer:

  • Failure in software operation. first of all it is worth rebooting the smartphone. The fact is that during operation, the system memory accumulates cache (memory of applications, downloading videos or music, and so on). When you reboot it all is reset, and minor glitches in the software are eliminated. In some cases the failure may be more significant, then it is eliminated by resetting to factory settings.
  • Bad signal. although we live in the age of technology, still mobile operators have created far from ideal coverage. Often while travelling out of town we meet a problem with too weak signal or its complete absence.
  • Hardware error. your device has to be taken to a repair center for modem replacement.

These are the most common mistakes. But in any case you should first of all configure the network. Of course, in modern and more expensive flagship smartphones everything is set automatically, but not always. And not everyone can afford such a gadget. Therefore, the question of how to set up data transfer on Android is relevant.

If the setting did not happen automatically, then you should call your mobile operator and ask it to send you the settings. they come in the form of SMS, and when you open it the system will offer you a choice: to install the automatic settings or not. Confirm. and that’s it. Of course you can set up the network manually, but that is a separate topic. In any case, you will need to call your mobile operator, tell what kind of smartphone (tablet) you have and find out the parameters of your network (username, password, and so on).

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How to enable/disable background data transfer mode?

If the user wants to limit data transfer in the background for all apps without exception, this can be done through the device settings. Go to the network and mobile Internet settings.

In the item “Data transfer” there is a line “warnings and limits” (if telephone has two SIM-cards with Internet access, it is better to set limits for each of them).

Thus, at achievement of a certain figure the data transfer will be suspended.

Once enabled, the rule will work for all applications without exception.

If you want to disable background data exchange for a specific application, proceed as follows. In the settings, go to “applications and notifications”. Choose necessary program.

In the information window that opens, there is the data transfer item. Here you can disable the exchange in the background mode for a particular program.

It is enough to tap on the slider or uncheck it (depending on the device model).

This method is useful if the user installs games, tools and other programs that do not need to access and sync with the server. In this case, messengers remain active and work properly.

Setting up data transmission on your Dual-Sim phone

If your device supports two SIM-cards, you need to establish a similar way of connection from the second SIM-card, and choose from which card you want to connect to the network. At any moment you can change the parameters in the section “SIM-cards”.

The most common reason for not being able to connect to the Internet is a weak network signal. Try moving to a place where you have better reception or restarting the phone.

The next reason is the “Guest” mode on the phone. In this mode it is impossible to configure and change the connection. Switch to user mode and try to connect data transmission again.

The last reason of lack of Internet is insufficient funds on the account. Mobile internet is a paid service, it is paid separately or included in the price of the tariff. Check your balance and if you don’t have enough money, top up your account or try to connect Wi-Fi.

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