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How to limit mobile data usage on YouTube android device

We can easily view mobile and Wi-fi data usage of apps in our android devices. By default enable usage of mobile data in the background for all apps. You can individually check YouTube data usage using network and internet settings in your android Oreo and upcoming android P 9.0 devices. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to limit mobile data usage on YouTube android device.

You can set limiting mobile data usage in your device, so when it reaches the data limit you set, it’ll turn off mobile data automatically. If you’re watching HD quality video on YouTube, it’ll consume more data compare to low quality video. So if possible then try to watch HD video only enable Wi-Fi in your android device. Let see how to limit mobile data usage on YouTube android phone.

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How to limit mobile data usage on YouTube android device

There are three ways to reduce YouTube data usage in android Oreo and upcoming android P 9.0 devices. Check out below given list of methods.

1st Method: Enable mobile data usage on YouTube android

If you want to set low data usage YouTube app in android phone, enable mobile data usage on YouTube android device.


Step 1: Open YouTube app in your android phone or tablet

Step 2: Tap Profile icon at upper right corner

Step 3: Tap Settings

Step 4: Tap General

Here you can see YouTube take a break feature, limit mobile data usage, upload quality, restricted mode and more settings.

How to limit mobile data usage on YouTube android phone

Step 5: Turn on “Limit mobile data usage” toggle button

Now by default video quality set normal, you can watch HD video only while your android device connected to Wi-Fi network only.

2nd Method: Limit mobile data usage on YouTube android Oreo & android P 9.0

Step 1: Swipe down notification panel and tap Settings icon

Step 2: Tap Network & internet

Step 3: Tap Data usage

Step 4: Tap Data warning & limit under Mobile section

By default disable set data limit.

Step 5: Turn on “Set data limit” toggle button

You can see pop up message on screen: Limiting data usage

Step 6: Tap OK

Step 7: Now enable set data limit in your device

Step 8: Tap Data limit

Reduce mobile data usage on YouTube android Oreo

Step 9: Set data usage limit in GB/MB you want to set and tap Set

Now whenever your mobile data usage limit reach, turned off mobile data automatically in android Oreo 8.0 & 8.1 and other devices.

3rd Method: Disable YouTube background data usage in android

Step 1: Go to settings in your android device

Step 2: Tap Apps & notifications

Step 3: Tap See all apps

Step 4: Find YouTube app and open it

Step 5: Tap Data usage

Disable YouTube background data usage in android

Step 6: Disable background data on YouTube

Now this method is helpful to reduce mobile data usage on YouTube android Oreo and android P 9.0 devices.

End the list of possible solutions to limit mobile data usage on YouTube android device. Do you have any other tricks you want to share? Let us know in the comment section below.

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