If we press down on the square on the right side of the screen on this option, it will put a check in the box
It will also bring up a warning message that says, "Restrict background data? This feature may cause an app that depends on background data to stop working when WiFi isn't available. You can find more appropriate data usage controls in the settings available within the app."
Now, this application may not work effectively, or it may not function properly when WiFi is not available. However, it will mean that it is not going to use as much data. That means it also won't cost as much money with roaming and other services. This is just a way to control each individual app and how much data it is using and, therefore, how much money it is going to cost when we're not using WiFi.
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