1. chionk's Avatar
    I seem to remember a setting I turned off to save data before the 4.3 update where I chose to receive notifications only when on wifi. Im talking specifically about thescore app for hockey updates. Even with auto sync on, I only get updates once ive turned wifi on. This is annoying because if I go on vacation and dont use wifi, I come home to a billion notifications upon getting home to my wifi.

    How do I get my notifications to come through all the time regardless what network I'm on?

    Cheers
    12-02-2013 10:15 PM
  2. JLTEEXO's Avatar
    Oh, you must talk about the "mobile data" button that was in the quick setting button on notification panel, right? Well, it's gone. They took it off on the recent update 4.3 .. but you could get this done by going to:

    Settings > on the connections tab, press on data usage > check or uncheck the box "mobile data"

    Check to use your data. This will enable you to receive notifications when you are NOT connected to a wifi.

    Uncheck to disable the usage of your data. So you will get notifications ONLY when you are connected to a wifi.

    I know it was easier when it was simply in the quick setting buttons.. I dont know why they took it down either but anyways

    Hopefully this will help you!

    Posted via Android Central App - SAMSUNG GALAXY S4
    12-02-2013 10:59 PM
  3. chionk's Avatar
    Ummm nop thats it not. I always have mobile data check. My issue is, thescore app I use to get sports updates through will only give me notifications when I am using wifi. I thought there was some hidden setting somewhere that allowed you to restrict app notifications to wifi only, in order to reduce data usage. I want this setting turned off so I can receive notifications all the time period.
    12-02-2013 11:07 PM
  4. JLTEEXO's Avatar
    Ok ok! I think I found it... is it possibly that:

    Again

    Settings > connections tab, press on data usage > scroll down until you find the app you want and then press on it > scroll down and you'll find a option that says "restrict background data"

    If not then it was a pleasure to try helping you 😅

    Posted via Android Central App - SAMSUNG GALAXY S4
    12-02-2013 11:45 PM
  5. noaffiliation's Avatar
    I think I fixed this issue!!! This cost me hours of my life that I will never get back. I was going insane trying to figure out what was going on, and I'm not sure about you guys but I found literally hundreds of instances of this issue on the internet. Seems to be a major defect.

    HOWEVER I was able to fix the problem for myself! Hopefully this works for everyone. The initial issue was that I had gone through my data usage and restricted a ton of apps from using background data to attempt to conserve data, but when I turned the restricted background data off for these apps the notifications never came again like I expected them to...

    The culprit is/was the "Google Play services" app. I didn't think to turn this apps restricted background data off again because I only really wanted the notifications to come from the big apps anyways (instagram, facebook, snapchat, Hangouts, theScore, etc.). As soon as I turned OFF restricted background data, I received all my notifications on my mobile network (no wifi). I don't know how or why Google Play services controls basically all notifications but I guess that's how it is. My suggestion is to check that Google Play services background data is NOT restricted, and otherwise to go through every single app and be absolutely sure the restricted data is not on.

    Cheers! Good luck
    10-08-2015 12:12 PM
  6. Veer Mothikari's Avatar
    Hi,
    You are lucky to get through it.

    I have checked my settings,google play services & Restrict background data option. It is not kept ON. Though i have reinstalled the applications, the issue still persist.
    I am getting the notifications only on Wifi. All the applications are working only in Wifi.
    12-08-2015 11:44 PM
  7. anon(632115)'s Avatar
    You need to go into the setting for each app and select how you wish then to be updated. For example, Playstore gives the options to update over Wi-Fi only, at any time or not at all
    12-09-2015 08:28 AM
  8. Kam B's Avatar
    Oh, you must talk about the "mobile data" button that was in the quick setting button on notification panel, right? Well, it's gone. They took it off on the recent update 4.3 .. but you could get this done by going to:

    Settings > on the connections tab, press on data usage > check or uncheck the box "mobile data"

    Check to use your data. This will enable you to receive notifications when you are NOT connected to a wifi.

    Uncheck to disable the usage of your data. So you will get notifications ONLY when you are connected to a wifi.

    I know it was easier when it was simply in the quick setting buttons.. I don�t know why they took it down either but anyways

    Hopefully this will help you!

    Posted via Android Central App - SAMSUNG GALAXY S4

    Settings, mobile date and uncheck Google services to make it work! Easy !
    FERCO ARAN likes this.
    02-09-2016 06:04 PM
  9. FERCO ARAN's Avatar
    Thanks for your advice, this actually works!!!
    05-30-2016 12:08 PM
  10. Aleris Roman's Avatar
    OMG!!! this worked like magic!!! Thank you noaffiliation!! Definitely hours trying to find answer!!!
    12-22-2016 11:10 AM
  11. arthur perez's Avatar
    yes this worked for me after weeks of trying t figure this out i read this and it worked for me. i have a galaxy express 3
    02-23-2017 10:39 PM

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