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How to restrict background data usage of apps on Samsung smartphones?

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Running applications in the background may cause some excessive data usage on Samsung smartphones and you might want to restrict some permissions, today we are going to show you how to do it. Some customization layers, such as Samsung One UI gives you the ability to do some custom settings about this subject.

This time we will show you how to enable and disable background applications in Samsung.

The methods we will describe below are compatible with most of the company’s smartphones like Samsung Galaxy A70, A50, A51, A40, Galaxy S9, S10, S20, S10 Plus, Galaxy M20, M30, M50, M21, M51, Galaxy Note 9, Note 10, Note 20 Plus…

How to restrict background data usage of apps on Samsung smartphones?

Unlike the native version of Android, Samsung allows us to disable the background applications.

To make use of this feature we will have to go to the system settings, specifically to the Device Care section. In this section, click on Battery and then tap on the three dots in the upper right corner.

Next, click on Settings and finally choose the option Auto-disable unused apps. If the option is checked, the applications that have been running in the background will be automatically suspended after a few minutes.

How to restrict background data usage of apps on Samsung smartphones?
How to restrict background data usage of apps on Samsung smartphones?

If what we want is to allow or disable the execution of a particular application the process is a little bit different.

First, we will have to go to the Applications section in Settings. Once we are inside, we will click on the application that we want. In the Battery section, we will click on the Allow activity in the background option.

The available menus and options may vary depending on the version of Android and One UI. If the box is checked, the application will continue to run in the background. Otherwise, the app will close within a few minutes when we switch apps.

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