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android OS using background data

  • 13 May 2020
  • 2 replies

I have a Galaxie S4  phone with android OS version 5.0.1. I do not have a data plan and get charged for small amounts of data usage even though my data is turned off. I noticed in data usage that android OS apparently used 24kbs of data that I will be charged for. 

Question is there anyway to turn this off or set it to only use my home wifi.

Name: Russ

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Only by switching to Airplane Mode, which turns off calling features as well.


Koodo offers a $2 / month data block which prevents your phone connecting to the data network. Or you can see if there is a plan including data that meets your needs.


Hey Sharon, 

If you don’t have data plan or adds-on, you should be able to check off your cellular button on your phone in settings. By doing this, you will solve this problem once for all! 
Hope this is of help to you and be safe!