How to Disable Data Saver Mode on Android


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On a Samsung Galaxy phone, go to Connections > Data usage > Data saver and disable “Enable now”. On a Pixel phone, go to Settings > Network & Internet > Data saver and turn off the “Use data saver” option.

Data Saver mode on Android saves your mobile internet data. Data Saver mode ensures that apps and services only use background data when on Wi-Fi. However, if you have an unlimited data plan, Data Saver is not necessary. Learn how to disable it using this guide.

To note: The steps to turn off data saver mode vary depending on the phone you’re using. In this guide, we cover the steps for Samsung Galaxy, Google Pixel, and OnePlus Android phones.

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Disable Data Saver Mode on Samsung Phones

To disable data saver mode and allow your apps to use data even in the background, first launch Settings on your Samsung Galaxy phone.

In Settings, select Connections > Data usage > Data saver.

Faucet "Data saver."

On the “Data saver” page, disable the “Enable now” option. Your Data Saver mode is now disabled.

Disable "Switch on now."

If you want to allow specific apps to use your data while keeping Data saver mode enabled for all other apps, you can add your apps to the exceptions list.

To do this, on the “Data saver” page, tap “Allow to use data while data saver is on”.

Select "Allowed to use data when data saver is on."

On the next screen, next to the apps you want to allow data for, turn on the toggles.

Allow apps to use data on Samsung.

Disable Data Saver Mode on Pixel Phones

To turn off Data saver mode on your Google Pixel phone, launch Settings.

In Settings, select Network & Internet > Data saver. There, turn off the “Use data saver” option.

Disable "Use data saver."

To allow certain apps to use data when Data saver mode is on, go to Settings > Network & Internet > Data saver > Unlimited data on your phone.

There, next to the apps you want to allow data for, turn on the toggles.

Select apps that can use Pixel phone data.

Disable Data Saver Mode on OnePlus Phones

Like other manufacturers, OnePlus also hosts the Data Saver option in its Settings app.

To disable the mode, open Settings on your phone. Next, navigate to Wi-Fi & network > SIM & network > Data saver.

Select "Data saver."

On the “Data saver” page, turn off “Use data saver” to disable the mode.

Disable "Use data saver."

To allow specific apps to use your data while data saver is active, then on the “Data saver” screen, tap “Unlimited data”. Next, enable the toggle for the apps you want to add to the exceptions list.

Choose apps that can use OnePlus phone data.

Disable data saving mode in Android apps

Some Android apps offer an in-app data saving mode that helps conserve data usage only in that specific app. If you have enabled this mode, you will need to manually disable the mode in your apps.

In most apps, you’ll find the option to disable the mode in the app settings.

For example, in Spotify for Android, you can disable Data Saver mode by going to Settings and turning off “Data Saver” or “Audio Quality”, depending on which option you see.

Switch off "Audio quality."

Similarly, in Twitter for Android, you can disable Data Saver Mode by going to Settings & Privacy > Accessibility, Display & Languages ​​> Data Usage and turning off “Data Saver”.

Disable "Data saver."

A quick search online may reveal guides that can help you if you can’t find the Data Saver option in your app settings.

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