How can I restore this setting?

Douglas Morrow

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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?
 
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Welcome to Android Central! Try Settings>Data Usage​, and tap Menu, then Restrict Background Data.
 

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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.
 

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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. ???
 
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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
 

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