Manage Data Usage on Nexus 6P

Edited by Djinu, VisiHow, Eng

You're watching VisiHow. In another tutorial, I demonstrated how to turn on or off the Cellular Data on the Nexus 6p. In this tutorial, I'm going to show how to set up data limits and manage your data usage on the Nexus 6P.

Was this helpful? Yes | No | I need help
Manage Data Usage On Nexus 6p.mp4-canvas144 789388.jpg
Ad

Steps

  1. 1
    From the home screen, take two fingers and swipe down
    .
    Manage Data Usage On Nexus 6p.mp4-canvas16 037328.jpg
    Advertisement
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help
  2. 2
    This is going to reveal the gear shaped icon on the top right hand corner
    .
    Tap that once.
    Manage Data Usage On Nexus 6p.mp4-canvas18 181194.jpg
    Advertisement
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help
  3. 3
    You will see "Data usage." Tap it once
    .
    Manage Data Usage On Nexus 6p.mp4-canvas23 407534.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help
  4. 4
    You can see that you can "Set cellular data limit."
    Manage Data Usage On Nexus 6p.mp4-canvas28 96452.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help
  5. 5
    You want to make sure that this switch is on, as indicated by the green circle
    .
    If it were off, it would show as gray.
    Manage Data Usage On Nexus 6p.mp4-canvas36 725311.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help
  6. 6
    When I switch it on, it is going to prompt me that "Your phone will turn off cellular data once it reaches the limit you set
    .
    Since data usage is measured by your phone, and your carrier may account for usage differently, consider settings a conservative limit."
    Manage Data Usage On Nexus 6p.mp4-canvas44 752473.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help
  7. 7
    I will click on "OK."
    Manage Data Usage On Nexus 6p.mp4-canvas54 377003.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help
  8. 8
    With that in mind, I have 4 GB of data each month
    .
    So, I'm going to set this at 3.9 GB before the cut off.
    Manage Data Usage On Nexus 6p.mp4-canvas61 177575.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help
  9. 9
    I can also set up a warning here
    .
    I am going to leave this at 2 GB, that way when I am half way through the month and have already used up 2 GB, I'll know that I should hold back on some of my data usage.
    Manage Data Usage On Nexus 6p.mp4-canvas68 825097.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help
  10. 10
    By tapping down the black arrow,
    Manage Data Usage On Nexus 6p.mp4-canvas79 203065.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help
  11. 11
    I can "Change cycle.."
    Manage Data Usage On Nexus 6p.mp4-canvas82 429175.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help
  12. 12
    In my case, for instance, my billing renews on the 15th of each month, so I can set that date and it will give me new data on the fifteenth of each month
    .
    It will monitor my usage from the fifteenth to the fourteenth of the following month.
    Manage Data Usage On Nexus 6p.mp4-canvas90 529647.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help
  13. 13
    If we scroll down further, I can see the App usage and which apps are using the most data and how much data they are using
    .
    I can already tell that "Spotify" is my biggest user of internet data. If I want to I can start using more offline music listening on Spotify, or I could stop listening to Spotify as much using the data. So I can keep that in mind and adjust my behavior accordingly.
    Manage Data Usage On Nexus 6p.mp4-canvas103 687155.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help
  14. 14
    Another important thing to remember is the data warning must be under your data limit
    .
    If I had a 2 GB data limit for instance, I could not set the orange bar to 2 GB without first moving the warning level down to below 2 GB.
    Manage Data Usage On Nexus 6p.mp4-canvas153 220059.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help
    Advertisement

This has been a video tutorial on how to set up your data usage limits and monitor your data usage on the Nexus 6P. If you have any questions or comments, please leave them in the space below. Thank you for watching VisiHow!

Was this helpful? Yes | No | I need help

Video: Manage Data Usage on Nexus 6P

Referencing this Article

If you need to reference this article in your work, you can copy-paste the following depending on your required format:

APA (American Psychological Association)
Manage Data Usage on Nexus 6P. (2016). In VisiHow. Retrieved Jun 25, 2017, from http://visihow.com/Manage_Data_Usage_on_Nexus_6P

MLA (Modern Language Association) "Manage Data Usage on Nexus 6P." VisiHow, visihow.com/Manage_Data_Usage_on_Nexus_6P Accessed 25 Jun 2017.

Chicago / Turabian VisiHow.com. "Manage Data Usage on Nexus 6P." Accessed Jun 25, 2017. http://visihow.com/Manage_Data_Usage_on_Nexus_6P.

If you have problems with any of the steps in this article, please ask a question for more help, or post in the comments section below.

Comments

VisiHow welcomes all comments. If you do not want to be anonymous, register or log in. It is free.

Article Info

Categories : General Android Mobiles & Tablets

Recent edits by: VisiHow, Djinu

Share this Article:

Thanks to all authors for creating a page that has been read 719 times.

Do you have a question not answered in this article?
Click here to ask one of the writers of this article
x

Thank Our Volunteer Authors.

Would you like to give back to the community by fixing a spelling mistake? Yes | No