Turn ON / OFF and Manage Data Roaming and Services / Traffic on Sony Xperia ZL, T, J, Z, E, S, P, U & L

Edited by Timbuktu, Innocent Yogo, Melissa Meyer, Lynn and 13 others

...More

In this article, we will discuss how to turn the data roaming on and off on your Sony Xperia, and other services that will make your traveling experience worry free.

Ad

Turn ON Data Roaming

  1. 1
    From the main menu of your mobile, tap the "Applications" icon
    .
    XLAppsEdit.png
    Advertisement
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No
  2. 2
    From "Applications," tap "Settings"
    .
    XLSettings.png
    Advertisement
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No
  3. 3
    From "Settings," under "Wireless & Networks" tap "More"
    .
    XLMore.png
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No
  4. 4
    Under "More" tap "Mobile Networks"
    .
    XLMobilenetworks.png
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No
  5. 5
    Then, tap "Data Roaming"
    .
    Now the box will then have a check, and a pop-up window will appear. Tap "Yes".
    XLWarning.png
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No
  6. 6
    Your Data Roaming should now be ON.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No

Turn OFF Data Roaming

  1. 1
    From the main menu of your mobile, tap the "Applications" icon
    .
    XLAppsEdit.png
    Advertisement
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No
  2. 2
    From "Applications," tap "Settings"
    .
    XLSettings.png
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No
  3. 3
    From "Settings," under "Wireless & Networks," tap "More"
    XLMore.png
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No
  4. 4
    Under "More," tap "Mobile Networks"
    .
    XLMobilenetworks.png
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No
  5. 5
    Then, tap "Data Roaming" and the box will be unchecked.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No
  6. 6
    If you want to totally turn off Data Traffic, then tap "Mobile Data Traffic"
    XLDatatraffic.png
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No
  7. 7
    Your data services should now be turned OFF.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No

Manage Data Usage

  1. 1
    From the main menu of your mobile tap the "Applications" icon
    .
    XLAppsEdit.png
    Advertisement
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No
  2. 2
    From "Applications," tap "Settings"
    .
    XLSettings.png
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No
  3. 3
    From "Wireless & Networks," tap "Data Usage"
    .
    XLDataUsage.png
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No
  4. 4
    From "Data Usage," tap "Mobile Data Limit"
    .
    XLDataMobileLimit.png
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No
  5. 5
    A popup window will appear
    .
    Tap"OK".
    XLWarningOK.png
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No
  6. 6
    Then, tap "Data Usage Cycle"
    .
    XLDataUsageCycle.png
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No
  7. 7
    A drop down menu will appear to provide an option for changing the cycle date
    .
    Tap "Change Cycle".
    XLChangeCycle.png
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No
  8. 8
    You can then select your preferred date
    .
    XlResetDate.png
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No
  9. 9
    After selecting your preferred date, tap "Set"
    .
    XLResetset.png
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No
  10. 10
    Then, tap the warning
    .
    XLDatawarning.png
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No
  11. 11
    Now select your preferred data usage warning
    .
    This is your preference to remind you of how much MB you have already used, and if you're almost at your limit or set limit.
    XLData warningusage.png
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No
  12. 12
    After selecting your preferred data limit, tap "Set"
    .
    XLData warningusageset.png
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No
  13. 13
    Then, tap "Limit" to set your limit
    .
    XLData Limit.png
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No
  14. 14
    Then, select your preferred set and change your usage and limit.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No

What is Roaming on a Sony Xperia J Phone?

Data roaming enables your mobile phone to still retain its services under your provider, even if you are in another country. These services include messaging, calling, internet browsing and other data functions. Please note that charges will apply if you enable this feature. This is how it is done on a Sony Xperia J.

Was this helpful? Yes | No
Ghemgc sony.jpg

Enabling Your Roaming Service

  1. 1
    On the home screen, tap on the "Applications" icon on the middle of the screen.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No
  2. 2
    Tap "More" and go to "Mobile Networks".
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No
  3. 3
    Tap on "Data Roaming"
    .
    A popup will appear, reminding you that this action may incur significant charges on your bill. If you agree, tap on "OK".
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No
  4. 4
    It will now show a tick on the Data Roaming box, indicating the service has been enabled.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No

Managing Your Data Usage

Since data roaming may rack up significant charges on your bill, you can set up your Sony Xperia J to better manage your data usage. It will help a lot if you are able to monitor and control your data usage so you can prevent your bill from going up too high. Here's how.

Was this helpful? Yes | No
  1. 1
    On the Home screen, tap on the "Applications" icon in the middle of the screen.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No
  2. 2
    Go to Settings and select "Data Usage".
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No
  3. 3
    Tap "Set Mobile Data Limit"
    .
    A warning will pop up saying that your data service will be disabled when you reach the limit you are about to set. Tap on "OK" to continue.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No
  4. 4
    Tap on "Data Usage Cycle" to change the cycle date of your data service
    .
    You can skip this step if you want to stick with your current cycle.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No
  5. 5
    Tap on the "Up" or "Down" arrow button to change the date of your cycle
    .
    Tap on "Set" to save the changes.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No
  6. 6
    On the middle of the screen, you will see two lines
    .
    The red line, which is on the top, represents your current data limit. On the left side of the line is your current data limit. The yellow line below represents the usage ceiling that will give you a warning. On its left side is the exact data usage when the warning pops up.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No
  7. 7
    Tap on the "Warning Limit" and use the "Up" and "Down" buttons to make any changes
    .
    Tap on "Set" when you're done. Now go to the usage limit and use the "Up" and "Down" buttons to either increase or decrease your limit. Tap on "Set" to save the changes.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No

How do you Know if Sony Xperia ZL Roaming is on?

  1. 1
    Tap "Applications" from the menu of your device.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No
  2. 2
    Tap "Settings".
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No
  3. 3
    Go to "Wireless and Networks".
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No
  4. 4
    Tap "More".
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No
  5. 5
    Tap "Mobile Network".
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No
  6. 6
    Look at the check box of data roaming in "Mobile Network".
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No
  7. 7
    If the box is checked, then it means the roaming is ON
    .
    If it is not checked, then it is OFF.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No

What is the Mobile Data Traffic Limit on Sony ZL Phone?

The mobile data traffic limit is the given amount of data set to get in and out of the device within a specified period of time. Sony ZL phone has no specific mobile data traffic limit, but the user can set the limit as desired. To set the mobile data traffic limit on the Sony ZL phone, follow these procedures:

Was this helpful? Yes | No
  1. 1
    Get to the home menu on your device.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No
  2. 2
    Tap "Applications".
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No
  3. 3
    Tap "Settings".
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No
  4. 4
    Tap "Data Usage".
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No
  5. 5
    Tap "Mobile Network".
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No
  6. 6
    Choose the network you'd like to use.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No
  7. 7
    Tap the "Set Data Limit" box so it is checked.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No
  8. 8
    Tap "OK".
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No
  9. 9
    Drag the line of the "Data Usage Limit" as you desire.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No
  10. 10
    You have successfully set your data limit.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No

What is the Sony Xperia E traffic limit?

The Sony Xperia E traffic limit is the amount of controlled data to and from your Sony Xperia E mobile device within a given period of time. For instance, you can control the amount of data you want to use on your phone for a period of one month. There is no specific data limit to Sony Xperia E but the data can be controlled to the desired amount by the mobile user, depending on the kind of SIM in use and the amount of data required by the user. To set and control data limit in Sony Xperia E, follow this simple procedure:

Was this helpful? Yes | No
  1. 1
    Go to the Home menu on your device.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No
  2. 2
    Tap "Applications".
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No
  3. 3
    Tap "Settings".
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No
  4. 4
    Tap "Data Usage".
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No
  5. 5
    Tap the mobile network you would like to use.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No
  6. 6
    Tap the "Set Data Limit" box so that it is checked.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No
  7. 7
    Tap "OK".
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No
  8. 8
    Drag the line of the "Data Usage Limit" as you desire.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No
  9. 9
    You have successfully set your data limit.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No

Turn off Roaming in Xperia J

To turn off roaming on Xperia J, follow the same procedure mentioned above for turning off the data roaming. Simply follow these steps:

  1. 1
    Go to the home menu of your device.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No
  2. 2
    Tap "Applications".
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No
  3. 3
    Tap "Settings".
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No
  4. 4
    Tap "Wireless and Networks".
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No
  5. 5
    Tap "More".
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No
  6. 6
    Tap "Mobile Networks".
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No
  7. 7
    Tap "Data Roaming".
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No
  8. 8
    The box will be unchecked indicating you have turned off roaming.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No

How to Change Data Roaming Cycle

  1. 1
    From the home menu of the device, tap "Applications".
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No
  2. 2
    Tap "Settings".
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No
  3. 3
    Tap "Data Usage".
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No
  4. 4
    Tap "Set Mobile Data Limit" and tap "OK" after reading the warning
    .
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No
  5. 5
    Tap "Data usage cycle".
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No
  6. 6
    Tap "Change cycle"
    .
    Then choose your desired dates for your new settings.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No
  7. 7
    Tap "Set" and you have changed the data roaming cycle.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No

How Do I Know How Much Data Traffic I've Gone Through on My Xperia J?

To know the amount of data traffic that has gone through on your device, you need to view your data usage settings and calculate the amount of data you have used so far.

  1. 1
    Tap "Applications" from the main menu of the device.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No
  2. 2
    Tap "Settings".
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No
  3. 3
    Tap "More".
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No
  4. 4
    Tap "Mobile Data Traffic".
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No
  5. 5
    Tap "Data Traffic Limit".
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No
  6. 6
    You will be able to see your data limit within a given period of time.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No
  7. 7
    Now calculate your data limit for the period required.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No

Xperia Roaming Pop Up

Xperia roaming popup is the window that appears when a user is searching for data roaming network manually using an Xperia phone device. The popup window prompts you to get to the search mode from the network operator, and then you'll be able to manually select a network. To get to that popup menu through your Xperia device from the main menu, follow the procedure below:

Was this helpful? Yes | No
  1. 1
    Tap "Applications" from the main menu of the device.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No
  2. 2
    Tap "Settings".
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No
  3. 3
    Tap "More".
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No
  4. 4
    Tap "Mobile Networks" then select the network you need to use.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No
  5. 5
    Tap "Network operators".
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No
  6. 6
    The popup window appears immediately.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No
  7. 7
    Now tap on "Search Mode" from the network operators.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No
  8. 8
    Tap "Manual" to select the network manually.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No
  9. 9
    Select the network.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No
    Advertisement

Questions and Answers

Hi, I have the Sony Xperia E. Data limit won't work.

I'm trying to get the mobile data to work. Mobile data is on. Set mobile data limit is on. I've chosen the date cycle and it still won't work. If you could help me it would be very much appreciated. I have 2g of data limit that I cannot use. What would you recommend I do?

Was this helpful? Yes | No

Instead of performing a manual setting of your data limit, just ask your service provider to do it for you. You are more likely not able to do it because your service provider is the only one authorized to do so and they have made it impossible for customers doing it themselves. Having your service provider set the limits for you will also be more reliable.

Was this helpful? Yes | No

Hi, I want to stop Roaming warnings at the time of call.

Please help on this issue

VisiHow QnA. This section is not written yet. Want to join in? Click EDIT to write this answer.

See more questions like this: I am getting a popup for a roaming alert when calling any number. What does this mean

What's is all apps is not responding.Would you like to close it of meaning?

Sony Xperia L. All apps is not responding.Would you like to close it of meaning?

VisiHow QnA. This section is not written yet. Want to join in? Click EDIT to write this answer.

If you have problems with any of the steps in this article, please 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 : Sony

Recent edits by: Nuance, Dileep1214, tusar

Share this Article:

Thanks to all authors for creating a page that has been read 11,990 times.