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How do I turn off data on my Android™ phone?

If you'd like to shut off the data function on your phone, follow these steps:

  • Press the Menu button on your home screen
  • Tap Settings
  • Tap Wireless & Networks
  • Tap Mobile Networks
  • Ensure Data-enabled and Data-roaming are unchecked

Does using Wi-Fi on my Android phone count against my data usage?

No, it does not.

Do all phone features work over Wi-Fi® on my Android phone?

There are only certain features that work over Wi-Fi®®.

Picture and Video Messaging (MMS)

MMS will not work if data is turned off.

Web Browsing

Web browsing will work if using data over Wi-Fi.

Text Messaging

Text messaging will work regardless if you’re using Wi-Fi or not.

Do I need a data connection to send a picture or video message?

No, sending a rich-media message does not require a data connection.

Will my Android phone still use data when it's idle?

Apps running in the background may still be using data. We recommend always closing apps when you're finished with them.

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