How to Turn Off Cellular Data on Android

Alicia Santos

Android, Tutorials

Are you tired of your Android device constantly using up your cellular data? Whether it’s because you’re on a limited data plan or simply want to conserve battery life, turning off cellular data can be quite handy. In this tutorial, we will show you how to turn off cellular data on Android devices.

Step 1: Open Settings

To begin, unlock your Android device and locate the Settings app. It is usually represented by a gear icon and can be found either on your home screen or in the app drawer.

Step 2: Navigate to Network & Internet

Once you have opened the Settings app, scroll down until you see the Network & Internet option. Tap on it to access further settings related to your network connections.

Step 3: Select Mobile Network

In the Network & Internet menu, you will find various options related to Wi-Fi, Data Usage, and more. Look for the Mobile network section and tap on it.

Step 4: Turn Off Cellular Data

In the Mobile network settings, you will find a switch labeled Data usage. By default, this switch should be turned on.

To turn off cellular data, simply tap on the switch once. When it turns gray or moves to the off position, it indicates that cellular data has been disabled.

If you want to completely restrict all mobile data usage for specific apps, you can also tap on Data usage control. Here, you can individually allow or restrict mobile data access for different installed applications.


  • If you turn off cellular data, your device will only be able to connect to the internet via Wi-Fi.
  • Some Android devices may have slightly different menu options or labels. However, the general steps to disable cellular data should be similar across most devices.

Now that you know how to turn off cellular data on your Android device, you can choose when and where to use your mobile data more effectively. This can help you save money on data charges and extend your device’s battery life.

Remember, if you ever need to enable cellular data again, simply follow the same steps above and toggle the Data usage switch back on. Happy browsing!

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