1. Douglas Morrow's Avatar
    I have a Moto X. For many months, I had the settings set to where I couldn't get internet unless I was attached to a Wifi (usually at home) This was due to a very low data limit and I wanted to make sure my aps weren't doing any thing to affect that.

    Then one day I changed the settings in order to use the internet while on a trip. Now I need to set it back, but cannot get it set the way I want.

    A) I want to be able to receive photos in messages at any time - 4G or Wifi

    b) I want net work traffic blocked unless I am connected to a Wifi hotspot.

    Can anyone tell me how this is done?
    11-19-2014 11:23 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Try Settings>Data Usage‚Äč, and tap Menu, then Restrict Background Data.
    11-19-2014 11:54 AM
  3. Douglas Morrow's Avatar
    Thanks for the response! I tried that, but it blocks pics from being sent or rec'd via text message. is there a way to 'adjust' for this?
    11-19-2014 01:29 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    You can select individual apps to Restrict Background Data for. In that Data Usage screen, select an app, then tap Restrict Background Data--that will happen only for that app. You can do it for as many apps as you want.
    11-19-2014 01:57 PM
  5. Douglas Morrow's Avatar
    That is what I'm doing, BUT when I first got the phone, I only had to do one click., in one place and it set things up the way I wanted. Now, I'm lost.

    And it also is not working. how odd. I clicked Restrict Background Data on Chrome, but it still connects. ???
    11-19-2014 03:46 PM
  6. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Background data is stuff that gets synced when you're not actively using the app. If you're actually using Chrome, it's in the foreground, so it will function normally.

    Since I don't have a Moto X, I can't be sure if there's some setting that I'm missing. See if this helps: Optimize Data Usage Moto X | Verizon Wireless
    11-19-2014 07:04 PM
  7. sharkita's Avatar
    What about Setting / Data usage/ Set mobile data limit?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-19-2014 11:13 PM
  8. weksa's Avatar
    Was it: Settings - Wireless & Networks - More... - Mobile Networks - Data Enabled (uncheck the box)
    11-23-2014 06:59 AM

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