Manage Data Usage on Nexus 6P

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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.

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Steps

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    From the home screen, take two fingers and swipe down
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    This is going to reveal the gear shaped icon on the top right hand corner
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    Tap that once.
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    You will see "Data usage." Tap it once
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    You can see that you can "Set cellular data limit."
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    You want to make sure that this switch is on, as indicated by the green circle
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    If it were off, it would show as gray.
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    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
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    Since data usage is measured by your phone, and your carrier may account for usage differently, consider settings a conservative limit."
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    With that in mind, I have 4 GB of data each month
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    So, I'm going to set this at 3.9 GB before the cut off.
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    I can also set up a warning here
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    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.
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    By tapping down the black arrow,
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    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
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    It will monitor my usage from the fifteenth to the fourteenth of the following month.
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    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
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    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.
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    Another important thing to remember is the data warning must be under your data limit
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    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.
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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!

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