Mobile data transfer is available on all Android devices where there is a slot for a SIM card. Next, we will describe how to connect to the network with it and configure traffic consumption limits.
How to enable data transfer through the notification panel
Data transfer or mobile communication is enabled through the notification panel. This is the so-called “curtain”, which is caused by a swipe from top to bottom. How to enable data transfer on Android:
Step 1 . Call the notification panel. To do this, swipe across the screen from top to bottom. If necessary, pull the panel down again to see all available functions.
Step 2 . If you are using a device with Android operating system version 4.4 and below, after calling the notification panel, click on the icon in the upper right corner to access additional features.
Step 3 . Click on the icon in the form of two arrows. On devices with a newer version of Android, there may be “Data” or “Data transfer” next to it. After that, the phone will start to connect to the network.
Step 4 . Touch and hold the “Data Transfer” icon to view advanced options. The “Data Usage” page will open. Here you can set up warnings when transferring a data volume above a certain indicator, enable traffic saving, view statistics.
Depending on the connected tariff, the mobile operator may charge an additional fee not only for each megabyte (or gigabyte), but also the access to the network.
How to enable data transfer through settings
If for some reason you can not call the notification panel, then you can enable the mobile Internet through the settings. For this:
Step 1 . Go to the “Settings” menu and in the “Wireless Networks” section select the “Data Usage” item (depending on the Android version, the name may differ).
Step 2 . Locate the line "Mobile data" and move the slider to "Enabled" to start the data transfer.
Step 3 . If you have multiple SIM cards, select the one you need and then click “Ok” to confirm the action.
Step 4 . If you want to configure advanced settings, then go back to the “Settings” menu and in the “Wireless Networks” section , click on “More” (or “Show more” ).
Step 5 . In the list that opens, select "Mobile networks" .
Step 6 . A window will appear with additional parameters. Here you can enable or disable Internet roaming, select the type of network, access point, service provider, etc.
As soon as you turn on the data transfer, you can use applications that need a permanent connection to the Internet (for example, a browser, instant messengers). To save traffic, do not forget to set restrictions for downloading media files when using mobile communications. In each application, this can be done separately.