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    Question Restrict data usage to certain apps only?

    Hi there,
    I'm leaving the country on Friday and unfortunately I still have to be able to use my phone.
    As most of you on Verizon will know, their international data plan.... Well it sucks. 100/mb for $25. Outrageous.
    I just recently got a Galaxy Note 3 a few days ago. So far, I LOVE IT.
    I just need a little help real quick with restricting data usage to certain apps. On my iPhone, I could just toggle in settings which apps could use data AT ALL. Is there anything equivalent to that for Android? I never thought I would really need a feature like this, but it would be really nice to just turn on the one or two apps I need to work while I'm gone.
    For the record, my phone is unrooted and has the latest software AFAIK.
    Thank you!!
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    Default Re: Restrict data usage to certain apps only?

    You can go to Settings>Data Usage, select individual apps, and select Restrict Background Data.
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    Default Re: Restrict data usage to certain apps only?

    What about restricting data to not just background - but when app is being used. For example there are games which seem to use lots of data but there is no reason for that game to be using ANY data...
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    Default Re: Restrict data usage to certain apps only?

    Put it in airplane mode for that game. Or change permissions
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    Default Re: Restrict data usage to certain apps only?

    You could also turn off mobile data while playing that game... Then you would get calls but the game could not use data. Just go to settings>data usage>turn off cellular data. Just turn it on again when you are finished with the app. On my nexus 5 I can also turn mobile data on or off by going into quick settings and pressing on the cellular service button.

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