How to Stop Background Apps Using Data on Pixel 5

Last Updated on December 29, 2020 by Bestusefultips

Do you want to restrict certain apps from using data on your stock Android OS? Here’s how to stop background apps using data on Google Pixel 5. By default enable usage of mobile data in the background in apps on your Android or Samsung devices. You can check app data usage and reduce data usage to set data limit or stop apps from using background data on your Pixel running stock Android 11 using this tutorial.

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How to Restrict Apps from Using Data on Google Pixel 5

Follow the below mention steps to check which apps using more cellular data in your Pixel devices.

Tap on Settings icon to view Pixel 5 phone settings

Step 1: Swipe down the notification panel from the top and tap on the Settings icon.

Network and internet settings on your Google Pixel 5 5G device

Step 2: Tap on Network & internet.

Mobile network settings to view app usage data on Pixel 5

Step 3: Tap on the Mobile network.

Restrict certain apps using data on your stock Android OS

Step 4: Tap App data usage.

You can view the list of apps using mobile data in your Pixel.

How to Restrict Apps from Using Data on Google Pixel 5

Step 5: Click on the App you want to stop background data.

How to Stop Background Apps Using Data on Pixel 5

Step 6: Toggle off Background data.

Also, enable allow unrestricted data access when data saver is on in your Pixel devices.

How to Restrict Data Usage to Set Data Limit on Pixel 5

You can set data warning and data limit to reduce data usage in your stock Android or Pixel devices.

Step 1: Go to Settings.

Step 2: Tap Network and internet.

Step 3: Tap the Mobile network.

Data warning and limit settings in Pixel 5 to reduce data usage

Step 4: Tap Data warning & limit.

Set data limit on Pixel 5 to restrict apps background data

Step 5: Toggle on Set data limit.

This pop-up message appears: Limiting data usage

Limit data usage on Google Pixel 5 Phone

Step 6: Tap on OK.

Step 7: Tap the Data limit.

How to Restrict Data Usage to Set Data Limit on Pixel 5

Step 8: Enter the data usage limit in GB/MB and tap on Set.

How to Close All the Running Apps on Google Pixel 5

Step 1: Open Recent apps (Swipe up from the bottom and hold to view recent apps) in your Pixel 5.

Step 2: Swipe up the app to individually close the open app.

Swipe screen right side until view Clear all.

How to Close All the Running Apps on Google Pixel 5

Step 3: Tap Clear all to close all open apps Pixel 5.

That’s all. We hope this makes it clear how to stop background apps using data on Pixel 5. Do you still have any questions? Tell us in below comment box.

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