Manage Your Data Usage, Enable Data Roaming on Samsung Galaxy S5

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Nowadays, it is very common to all network carriers put a data limit to all of their subscribers according to the subscription that they are paying for. And going beyond to the data limit they have either pay the extra or no more internet data connection for you mobile phone which you may need to wait till the month ends before the next cycle. Some network carriers have daily limit and not monthly which will be the cycle is every 24 Hours.

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Did you know that your Samsung Galaxy S5 has a feature for you to control or set your data limit for you not to exceed your Mobile data? The phone also has a feature to notify you whenever the data usage is getting close to your monthly limit. Also, when you go abroad data roaming service is being required for you to use your mobile internet for Email, Browsing and other data services.

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Data roaming will also cost regular rates once this feature has been enabled. But if you do not want to use data service on your phone and use WiFi connection then you can simply disabled the Data Roaming on your phone. Here are the things you need to know on how to Set Data usage limit and to enable Roaming on Samsung Galaxy S5.

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Manage Data Usage On Samsung Galaxy S5

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    On your phone, tap on the "Apps"
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    After the apps, on the list of applications, go to the Network Connections then tap on the bubble icon that says "Data Usage"
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    On the "Data usage" that you see on screen, tap the portion that says "Set mobile data limit" for you to launch it then Tap on "OK" to the pop up message on screen
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    You will see there a portion that says "Data usage cycle" and tap the drop down then Tap the "Change cycle" from the options showing in the drop down
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    Now, you need to Change the Cycle date of the month then tap the set once you are done.
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    Now, change the limit by simply tap the color red line on screen for you to change the limit
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    You need to set your preferred limit on the phone, this will be an MB based and not in GB so 1000 MB is equivalent to 1GB then tap the set once you are done changing it. Touch the warning in yellowish color as this will be the prompt you will see on the phone. It is best that you set the warning 30% of data usage to get the warning then tap the Set once you are done.
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Once you are done settings the phone data usage limit, it will be applied automatically on your phone and once you are near the limit, it will automatically notify you about the data usage on your phone. If you want to change the value of the MB size then you can follow the same steps on how you did earlier.

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Turn on Data Roaming On Samsung Galaxy S5

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    On the phone home screen, tap on "Apps"
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    From the applications, Tap the the app for your Settings
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    From the Screen of the Networks, tap on the portion that say "More Networks"
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    The icon that looks like a tower with signal waves around it.
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    Once you have the More networks screen, tap on the option that says "More networks" then tap the "Data Roaming" to put a check mark on it then tap on the OK button on the pop up message.
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    If you want to disable your mobile Data on the phone and so as with the Roaming, uncheck both feature to disable it.
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Make sure that you also have the roaming service for the specific number being enabled from your network carrier to avail the service on your phone. You may Text a code or by simply calling their customer service to get it enabled and what not.

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Tips

If you are outside your country for vacation or business purposes. You can simply enable this feature to use your own internet on phone, but if you are in a place that has free WiFi internet like hotel of business establishments, Restaurants and so on. Then connect to the WiFi instead to save up your data limit.

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Questions and Answers

I want to turn ON my roaming on my S5?

My phone does not have a roaming button to hit

If you have a GSM version of the S5 you may have an app in your application list which should resemble a SIM card or have a picture of one. You should be able to find the roaming on/off switch there.

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Also, while on the 'data usage' screen you can open an additional menu by pressing the three vertical dots. This should open a drop down menu which includes 'data roaming' among others.

My Galaxy S5 doesn't show a roaming symbol under more networks so I can't turn ON my international roaming, so what to do?

I have international plan but no service shown on my phone in Brazil

Your phone might need to be unlocked from the carrier to be used in Brazil. Brazil uses GSM while US carriers Verizon and Sprint use CDMA. The Galaxy S5 is a dual band meaning that it can be used on both frequencies but will need to be unlocked possibly to be used internationally.

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I'm traveling in China and I am unable to send a text?

I've been to China before but with my S4. Can't send a text on this trip.

Do you have an international plan with your cellphone service provider? Did you or your carrier unlock your device before you travelled? Can you send messages over WiFi using Google Hangouts or Skype? It is likely that you have either a locked phone currently stuck on CDMA or your plan has no intention coverage agreement with China.

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I seem to be using a lot of data. How can I avoid this issue?

At home can I connect to local WiFi to avoid increasing data on my cellphone plan

Go into Settings and turn off Mobile Data completely. You can turn it back on if you need to access an app when not at home. Disabling this will stop any app from accessing data unless you are connected to WiFi.

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Samsung Galaxy - problem connecting with UK mobile networks?

Hi. . I have a Galaxy S4 mobile with a French service provider's chip (SFR). . . Whenever I leave France, the phone loses the French network but does not pick up a local network automatically. . . I have enabled EU usage with SFR. What happens is that I arrive in England or Spain and the phone is unusable. I have to seek local network providers manually and select one - often it reports that it is unable to register with the selected network. . . If it does connect, when I move out of that network's area, I have to start all over again. . I don't have data roaming enabled as I never use the phone for data (my contract has only very limited data usage before hefty rates kick in. . I could talk to the provider when the problem arises, but the mobile doesn't work then.. . Any ideas on what is wrong? . . Misterfish. . PS My wife's iPhone 5 with an SFR chip works fine when abroad, automatically connects and changes operator as she moves around. It is a foreign service provider, and the problem arises outside of France, UK, Spain or elsewhere. The recommendations in the article have already been followed but without success. I have tried: Enabling foreign usage with the provider, tried dozens (yes, literally) of manual connections, each of which takes several minutes with a very low success rate. I think it was caused by: Possibly a problem with the OS (Android 5.0.1) or a setting not correct or even a fault in the phone. Hard to tell and checking means waiting for my next trip abroad.

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