Data saver on Android Nougat helps to reduce data usage by blocking apps and system services from using mobile data in the background, which translates into better control over the use of your data plan to avoid over charges. In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to configure Data saver to reduce your mobile data usage on your phone or tablet running Android Nougat or later version.

How to configure Data saver on Android Nougat

Once you have configured the feature, you can also turn it on by pulling down the notification center and selecting Data saver (see above image).

While this new feature has been designed to prevent apps from sending and receiving data in the background, apps can still access the internet when you’re using them. Additionally, Data saver is meant to help you reduce data usage on a mobile cellular data plan, not while using a Wi-Fi network. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.