How to Set Data Usage Limits for Android Marshmallow Smartphone?


As we have again and again mentioned that to avoid the trouble, we must always keep an eye on the data usage limits for your Android Marshmallow smartphone or tablet. Actually, trouble starts when the data limits expire during the period and Internet stop working along with many apps which are dependent upon the Internet. To avoid this cumbersome situation, it is wise idea to set the limit of data usage and keep an eye upon its usage and its expiry date.


Like previous versions, Android Marshmallow has a feature which helps you to have a control upon the data usage. In this feature, you may set the data limit, as provided to you by your Internet metered connection and then monitor it, carefully.

This feature is easier to understand but if you feel any problem in setting the limits, see the instructions.


Command Line: Settings (Home Screen) > Data usage – Wireless & Networks (Settings) > Cellular data Switch – On/Off (Data usage) > Set Data Limits

1: Tap the icon of the ‘Settings’ app, placed at the bottom-right corner of the Home screen of your Android Marshmallow smartphone or tablet to open up the ‘Settings’ screen.2: At the ‘Settings’ screen, tap the ‘Data usage’ in the ‘Wireless & networks’ section.3: At the ‘Data usage’ screen, tap the ‘Cellular data’ to switch ‘On’.4: Upon the activation of the ‘Cellular data’ see; a slider will appear under the data usage period. Currently, some limit is already set. In this screenshot, the 2.0GB limit is set.

5: Tap and drag the slider to upward and downward to set the new data usage limit, as being provided by your carrier.Here, you may set any data usage but it must be a reasonable limit, i.e. it must be a little less than the limit given to you by the carrier to give a margin of risk and emergency.

I set the new data usage limit as 50GB which is provided to me by me carrier. You may set as per your own restrictions and limitations.

That’s all!