How To Use Data Usage - HTC One M8

How To Use Data Usage - HTC One M8
How To Use Data Usage - HTC One M8

Learn how toUse Data Usage on your HTC One M8. If you're on a limited data allowance, it's important to keep track of the activities and apps that usually send and receive data, such as browsing the web, syncing online accounts, and sending email or sharing status updates.

Here are some other examples:

  • Streaming web videos and music
  • Playing online games
  • Downloading apps, maps, and files
  • Refreshing apps to update info and feeds
  • Uploading and backing up your files to your online storage account
  • Using HTC One as a Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Sharing your mobile data connection by USB tethering

To help you save on data usage, connect to a Wi-Fi network whenever possible and set your online accounts and emails to sync less frequently.

Turning data roaming on or off

Connect to your mobile operators partner networks and access data services when youre out of your mobile operators coverage area.

Note

Using data services while roaming may be costly. Check with your mobile operator for data roaming rates before you use data roaming.

  • With two fingers, swipe down from the status bar to open Quick Settings.
  • If Mobile data is off, tap the Mobile data tile to turn it on.
  • Tap . . . The Mobile network settings screen opens.
  • Select or clear the Data roaming option.

Select the Data roaming sound option if youd like HTC One to play a sound so youll know when its connecting to a roaming network.

Keeping track of your data usage

Monitor your data usage to help prevent going over your monthly data allowance.

Note

Data usage measured by HTC One may differ from, and be less than, your actual data usage.

  • Go to Settings, and then under Wireless & networks, tap More.
  • Tap Data usage.
  • On the Mobile tab, select Limit mobile data usage and tap OK to automatically disable your data connection when you reach the set limit.
  • Drag the upper LIMIT line to set your monthly data limit.
  • Select Alert me about data usage, and then drag the lower ALERT line to set an alert before you reach your monthly data limit.
  • Tap Reset data usage, and then set the day of the month when your usage cycle resets. This date is usually the start of your monthly billing cycle.
  • Drag the vertical line markers to see how much data you've used during a particular time interval.

Note

If you're connecting HTC One to another portable Wi-Fi hotspot, tap Menu icon > Mobile hotspots to restrict background data from downloading that may incur extra data fees.

Viewing the data usage of apps

  • Go to Settings, and then under Wireless & networks, tap More.
  • Tap Data usage.
  • On the Mobile tab, drag the vertical line markers to see how much data you've used during a particular time interval.
  • Scroll down the screen to see a list of apps and their data usage info.
  • Tap an app to see more details.

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