1. NatalieB2015's Avatar
    Hi everyone, sortof embarrassed to ask what must seem to be a pretty simple question, but what exactly does the Restrict Background Data setting mean?

    When I change the setting from Off to On the system displays a popup that makes me rethink my decision. My Note 5 is hardly ever running on wifi so I am not sure what the actual ramifications are in using this setting. Will the app only work on wifi or does it do what I think it means, and restrict the app from receiving notifications unless I ask for them.

    Thank you.
    09-21-2015 12:07 PM
  2. H3aTeRzz's Avatar
    09-21-2015 12:16 PM
  3. alex217c's Avatar
    I had problems with play store, youtube and google search when i had them turned off. Gave me a 'check your network connection' error frequently when i opened the app. I turned background data back on and haven't had the problem. Doesn't really make sense cause data should be allowed again as soon as i open the app.
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    09-21-2015 12:58 PM
  4. H3aTeRzz's Avatar
    You can turn off bgd on individual apps as well. Don't have to do it as all apps. Goto Data Usage, then scroll down to specific app(s).
    09-21-2015 01:55 PM
  5. giftedmd's Avatar
    You can turn off bgd on individual apps as well. Don't have to do it as all apps. Goto Data Usage, then scroll down to specific app(s).
    This. I do this for most apps unless I need them to sync in background. A lot of apps run and access background data unnecessarily. It does a lot for battery life in my experience.

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    09-21-2015 04:50 PM

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