Setup and Receive Data Usage Alerts on HTC One M8
Edited by Thor, Rushell, Eng
Hello and welcome to VisiHow. In this video, we are going to show you how to receive alerts about data usage on an HTC One M8.
To begin, turn the phone on by pressing the Power button located on top of the phone.
Once the phone has been activated, we will see the Lock screen.
To unlock the phone, press down on the screen and hold down until the two lock icons appear at the bottom.
Then swipe up.
Once the phone has been unlocked, we will see the Home screen, and at the bottom of the screen we will see several icons.
We now need to find the Settings menu, and to do that, we need to swipe the Notification panel down.
To open the Notification panel, press down at the top of the screen, hold down, then swipe down.
Now, we can see that the Notification panel has appeared.
We are looking for the icon at the top right-hand corner of the screen.
It is a white cog icon. This is our Settings icon.
Press down on this icon to open the "Settings" menu.
We can now see that it has the word "Settings" in the top left-hand corner of the screen.
We want to be in the first section of the "Settings" menu, as indicated by the words "WIRELESS & NETWORKS" in the gray bar.
In this section, scroll down a little bit to the word "More", which is located at the bottom of the section.
Next to this word there is an icon with three gray dots in a row. Underneath the word "More", it says "Data usage, HTC Mini+, NFC..."
Press down on this section, and it will open up our options.
We want the first option at the top that says "Data usage", so press down on that.
Now, we can see the "Data usage" menu and options.
In order to receive alerts about data usage, we need to make sure that the first option is activated.
It says, "Limit mobile data usage", and the box on the right is green with a checkmark inside it. This function must be activated in order to receive alerts about data usage. To learn how to activate it, search for a video on this website for a tutorial on how to do that.
In the table further down on that menu, we can see there is a data usage limit that has been set.
We have set this earlier. Right now, we can see the gray line, and just to the left of it it says, "4.6GB LIMIT". This is the data usage limit that we have set. What we want to do now is to receive an alert when we are close to this limit. This alert will tell us when we are close, so we know we need to change our behavior. We may need to not use internet so much and save that space for emergencies or more important things. Then we won't use all of our data usage without knowing about it.
To turn this function on we have the third option on the menu, and it says, "Alert me about data usage".
Press down on the box on the right side of the screen across from that option.
This will make the box green and add a checkmark to it.
It will also bring up a message.
It says, "Data usage alert - Your phone will alert you when your mobile data usage reaches the amount you selected."
We can see now that the box is green, and the checkmark has been added.
Therefore, this option is activated.
If we scroll down to the table again, we can now see that there is a new line.
It is a line with a little green dot on the end. This is our alert, and currently it is set to 2.8GB. This is what our alert is set to. What that means is when we have used 2.8 Gigabytes of our data usage limit, which is 4.7 total, then we will receive an alert about it. We can edit and customize when we receive this alert, and at what point on the table, depending on how much data usage we want to use before we are alerted.
To customize this, press down on the green dot until the entire line turns green.
We can now edit the line by moving it up and down.
Just press down on the line and scroll it up or down. This allows us to choose when we receive the alert. We obviously don't want to receive the alert too early because there will be a big gap between the beginning of the limit and the end of the limit.
It is better to bring it a bit closer, so press down on the line and scroll up to bring it closer to the red line at the top.
We want to receive an alert when it's running out of space, not right at the start.
Now, it is 3 Gigabytes, and the total is 4.7.
Edit this as desired by moving the green line up and down.
We can also press down on the line one time, and this will bring up a keypad.
It will then allow us to manually enter the exact numerical range or level that we would like to receive an alert.
We can see that currently it is set to 3481.
The number can be typed in and edited as desired.
When satisfied, press "SET".
This will manually allow us to choose the exact number.
Alternatively, as mentioned before, we can do this just by pressing down and moving the line up or down.
This concludes our tutorial on how to receive alerts about data usage on an HTC One M8.
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Video: Setup and Receive Data Usage Alerts on HTC One M8
Recent edits by: Rushell, Thor