1. nhoeller's Avatar
    I periodically set up a mobile hotspot on one of my phones so that other devices can get access to cell Internet. On my Galaxy S6 and Tab S2, I can limit data usage over the mobile hotspot WiFi link by Settings -> Connections -> Data usage -> Restrict networks. Although there are a bunch of websites that indicate this works on the Galaxy S8, the option does not exist on my S8 - under the Wi-Fi section I only see WiFi data usage. I am not sure if this was the case when I purchased the phone or if the option disappeared as a result of an update.

    Is anyone else unable to find "Restrict networks"? If so, has anyone found a way to access this option?

    Thanks, Norbert
    09-26-2019 03:21 PM
  2. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    It may be that Telus has restricted that option.
    09-26-2019 10:58 PM
  3. nhoeller's Avatar
    I had a chat with Telus support. The person I spoke to had access to various Android emulators - WiFi "Restrict networks" was available in Android 7 and 8, but missing in Android 9 (Pie). I subsequently found https://forum.xda-developers.com/gal...tions-t3846026 which says (my highlight):

    Wi-Fi data usage; Restrict networks: Like mobile data, you can also review your Wi-Fi usage. Do review it once in a while to identify data-hungry apps that can affect battery and CPU as well; 'Restrict networks' (not available in Pie) helps you define your WiFi networks as 'metered'.

    So far, this is the only post that I have found about Android Pie dropping "Restrict networks". I have had no luck finding a reason for dropping the option or determining if the option reappears in Android 10.

    Thanks, Norbert
    10-08-2019 09:29 AM

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