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    Default Traveling Internationally... Turn off Background refresh?

    I'm going to Canada on Wednesday and had to buy one of those over-priced data packages.
    I'm coming from an iphone where there was a big menu where you could see which apps used mobile data and could turn it off for specific apps. I know I can turn off all mobile data, but when I do need it i dont want to turn it on and have every app on my phone start pulling down content.

    Thanks!
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    Default Re: Traveling Internationally... Turn off Background refresh?

    First off, turn off sync on all of your accounts (the ones you will not need). That will save a lot of data.

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    Default Re: Traveling Internationally... Turn off Background refresh?

    Thank you!

    So i found the "restrict background data" option in the data manager.

    So if i turn sync off, and turn restrict background data on, I will still be able to access mobile data with apps, just only when I am manually using the apps. For example, Cloud Magic wont check for and download new mail, but when i access the app, it will?
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    Default Re: Traveling Internationally... Turn off Background refresh?

    Quote Originally Posted by GregIsARadDude View Post
    Thank you!

    So i found the "restrict background data" option in the data manager.

    So if i turn sync off, and turn restrict background data on, I will still be able to access mobile data with apps, just only when I am manually using the apps. For example, Cloud Magic wont check for and download new mail, but when i access the app, it will?
    Exactly . Only if it's in the foreground (basically open and on screen).

    Sent from my T-Mobile Note 3 using AC Forums.
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    Default Re: Traveling Internationally... Turn off Background refresh?

    Where is "data manager"? I found Synch Off under Personal<Account and Synch.
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    Default Re: Traveling Internationally... Turn off Background refresh?

    Quote Originally Posted by thebignewt View Post
    Where is "data manager"? I found Synch Off under Personal<Account and Synch.
    It is under your data usage in settings... Then hit the menu button and it's there .

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    Default Re: Traveling Internationally... Turn off Background refresh?

    If you are on T Mobile you would not have to do anything. T Mobile has free international data. That is why I am waiting for my M8 GPe and jump ship from AT&T to T Mobile.
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    Default Re: Traveling Internationally... Turn off Background refresh?

    Quote Originally Posted by Almeuit View Post
    It is under your data usage in settings... Then hit the menu button and it's there .

    Sent from my T-Mobile Note 3 using AC Forums.
    Oh, I have the M7 mine is different. Thanks.

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