1. lorraineg57's Avatar
    Or at least I'm assuming it's not turning off because I keep going over my data limit of 1 GB even though we're still quarantining here so I've been on wifi for the past almost 3 months. I have a strong wifi signal here at home, that's not an issue.
    When I look at my data usage, I see that Edge has used a large amount and Android OS. I don't want to turn data off altogether because I need it active if I leave my house. I assumed that if I was on wifi, everything (except possibly MMS) transpires over wifi. I've checked settings, etc. I have to be missing something. Actually considering using MacroDroid but I really shouldn't have to. My phone should be using wifi instead of mobile data automatically but it obviously isn't.

    Input anyone?
    06-05-2020 04:25 PM
  2. mustang7757's Avatar
    Hi, if you turn mobile data off it still uses it ?
    06-05-2020 04:32 PM
  3. mustang7757's Avatar
    [Moved to Note 10 Forum ]
    06-05-2020 04:33 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Activate your Developer Options (by tapping Build Number in Settings>About Phone​ 7 times), then look for the Mobile Data Always Active toggle. Try turning that off.
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    06-05-2020 09:24 PM
  5. lorraineg57's Avatar
    I don't want to turn it off altogether. I just want it to not be used while I'm on wifi. If I turn it off altogether, I'll have to remember to turn it back on every time I leave the house.
    06-06-2020 10:29 AM
  6. lorraineg57's Avatar
    I checked that, it's already off. Other than mms, why should anything require data when I'm in a strong wifi area?
    06-06-2020 10:31 AM
  7. j_hansen's Avatar
    Do you have download booster enabled?
    06-06-2020 12:50 PM
  8. mustang7757's Avatar
    I don't want to turn it off altogether. I just want it to not be used while I'm on wifi. If I turn it off altogether, I'll have to remember to turn it back on every time I leave the house.
    You can put data saver on ?Note 10 mobile data not turning off when connected to Wi-Fi?!-screenshot_20200606-140029_settings.jpeg
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    06-06-2020 01:01 PM
  9. lorraineg57's Avatar
    No data booster enabled.
    06-06-2020 04:08 PM
  10. lorraineg57's Avatar
    yes, data saver is enabled but to be fair, I think an update may have disabled it. I HAD it on, but had t re-enable it. Even with it off though, I just don't understand why ANYTHING should need mobile data aside from MMS?
    mustang7757 likes this.
    06-06-2020 04:11 PM
  11. mustang7757's Avatar
    yes, data saver is enabled but to be fair, I think an update may have disabled it. I HAD it on, but had t re-enable it. Even with it off though, I just don't understand why ANYTHING should need mobile data aside from MMS?
    You have Google play store that uses both WiFi , data to get accurate location , stuff like that . There will be always something that wants to use data , it could be if WiFi signal gets weak then it relies on data .
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    06-06-2020 04:30 PM
  12. lorraineg57's Avatar
    I have wifi assist turned off as well just in case.
    06-06-2020 05:09 PM
  13. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I don't want to turn it off altogether. I just want it to not be used while I'm on wifi. If I turn it off altogether, I'll have to remember to turn it back on every time I leave the house.
    I don't believe that setting turns it off altogether -- I think it will turn the mobile data off only when there's a valid wi-fi connection. Once the wi-fi connection goes away mobile data turns back on -- but there might be a slight gap or lag when the phone makes the transition. By keeping mobile data on all the time, that makes the transition smoother.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    06-06-2020 05:16 PM
  14. srgonu's Avatar
    I have wifi assist turned off as well just in case.
    Check if you have Bixby routines running.
    06-07-2020 11:01 AM
  15. Bodestone's Avatar
    I agree. Only MMS, and carrier app initial device authentication, should require mobile data usage. I have the same settings and I constantly have the mobile data Icon though I only see minumal activity and usage is low. I may well go back to my tasker script to turn it off when Wi-fi is connected though.
    06-08-2020 04:00 PM

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