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How to restrict background data on android lollipop (5.1.1), KitKat

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Here’s how to restrict background data on android lollipop 5.1.1, KitKat 4.2and other older android OS. On your android lollipop (5.1.1) phones or tablets, there are several apps constantly usage background data using cellular or Wi-Fi. It is necessary to stop or restrict background data usage on the android device when you have not used the internet.

In the latest android lollipop (5.1.1) devices such as Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy J7 & J5, HTC One M9, and other latest lollipop devices has added a feature to restrict background data usage on android phone using settings menu. Below you can see complete guide for restrict background data on android lollipop (5.1.1) and KitKat device.

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How to Restrict Background Data on Android Lollipop 5.1.1, KitKat 4.2

Step 1: Open “Settings” on your android lollipop 5.1.1

Tap on Data Usage under Quick Settings

Step 2: Tap on “Data usage” Under Quick Settings or Connections section

Tap on More options at top right corner

After open the “data usage” screen on your android lollipop & KitKat device, you can see the above screen on your phone.

Tap on More option at top right corner

Step 3: Tap on the “more” option at the top right corner of your screen & you can see above screen on your android mobile

How to restrict background data on android lollipop

Step 4: Tap on “Restrict background data” option

Restrict background data on android lollipop (5.1.1)

Step 5: After step 4, you will see the above screen on your screen.

Restricting background data usage will stop some apps and services from working unless the device is connected to a Wi-Fi network.  After reading this message, if you restrict background data on your android device, tap “OK” and on your android lollipop (5.1.1) device background data restrict or disable.

Restrict background data on android lollipop

Step 6: To check the background data disable or not, tap the status bar and you can see the above screen on your device. You can see the notification that informs you, you have restricted background data usage on an android phone or tablet.

If you want to remove restrict background data on android, just tap or touch the notification to remove background data restriction from your android lollipop 5.1.2 and KitKat devices.

Enable battery saver mode on Android 10 and 9 Pie

Battery saver turns off or restricts background activity, some visual effects & other high power features to save battery life on Android devices.

Settings > Battery > Battery saver > Turn on now

Also, set a schedule to automatically turn on battery saver mode on android phone or tablet devices.

Above you can see a complete guide for restrict background data on android lollipop 5.1.1 and KitKat devices. If you have any trouble when following above given steps then please comment below box.

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