How to Disable Background Data usage from Galaxy S20/S20+ or S20 Ultra

Is your Galaxy taking/consuming a huge amount of battery, even there is no apps are running? There could be a lot of reasons behind this. And one of the reasons is background activity, exiting an app or closing it via the Recent Apps screen won’t necessarily mean that it can’t run in the background. Some apps can continue syncing or running in the background even if you’re not actively using them. Follow the below simple tutorial to learn how to Disable Background Data usage from Galaxy S20/S20+ or S20 Ultra.

Samsung Galaxy S20 series is the latest premium and flagship smartphone from Samsung. Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S20 series i.e., Galaxy S20, S20 Plus and S20 Ultra as its latest flagship family at the Galaxy Unpacked 2020 event in San Francisco, California. The Galaxy S20 series ships with Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 865 chipset, which features more powerful image processing, a new fifth-generation AI Engine, better power efficiency, basically everything you could ask for in a mobile processor.

Disable Background Data usage on the Galaxy S20 Series

Disable Background Data usage from Galaxy S20/S20+ or S20 Ultra

There are two easy ways to turn off background data usage on a Galaxy S20/S20+ or S20 Ultra. The first one is by going under the app settings and the other via the mobile data interface. Learn how to do each one below:

Via App

This method is helpful when you know which app is running in the background.


  • Open Settings.
  • Tap Apps.
  • Select the app.
  • Tap Mobile data.
  • Check the app’s foreground and background and see if it’s okay to let the app run in the background.
  • If you don’t want it to run in the background, move the switch to the left to turn it off.


Via Mobile Data

If you have no idea which app is running in the background then go for this method.


  • Open Settings.
  • Tap Connections.
  • Tap Data usage.
  • Tap Mobile data usage.
  • You’ll see a list of apps that uses mobile data for the current month.
  • Tap on the app you want to restrict from using background data.
  • Move the switch to the left to turn it off.

Do you own a Galaxy Device, or any Android device and need these types of simple tutorials? Then stay tunned to GetDroidTips’ Android Tips & Tricks column because many simple tutorials for Galaxy are coming soon.

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