How to Set Time Period to Show Data Usage in Android Marshmallow?

Time period to check the data usage depends from user to user. It also depends upon the invoice date at which the data usage ends and the bill is sent to the user. In Android 6.x Marshmallow, it is 1-month period, i.e. 30 or 31-day period. But, you may set any date of starting the data usage. If you are using the metered connection of data usage, you may start any date, depending your requirements.

It is easier to set the date and period, as per your need and requirements but if you need any help, feel free to see the instructions.


Command Line: Settings Button – Home > Settings Screen > Data Usage > Data Usage Screen > Data Usage Switch On > Change Popup > Change Cycle > Usage Cycle Reset Date > Set Button

1: Tap the icon of the ‘Settings’ app 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, see; the ‘Cellular data’ switch is not set to ‘On’, i.e. cellular data is not activated. Tap it to activate it.4: Now, when the ‘Cellular data’ is activated, tap the popup button, placed at the right of the period. It will open up a popup menu.5: In the popup menu, tap the ‘Change cycle’. It will take you to a prompt, named; ‘Usage cycle reset date’ with a slider to change the date.6: Here, at the slider, scroll up or down to change the date, as per your requirements.


7: After setting the required date, tap the ‘SET’ button to save the change. It will take you back to the ‘Data usage’ screen. See here, the period has been changed, i.e. it will display the changed data level.That’s all!

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How to Activate Double Space Period in Google Key Board for Android Lollipop in KitKat Devices?

To make typing and writing messages easier in new Google Keyboard for the Android 5.0 Lollipop, among many features added is one that enables double space period during writing. While typing when you have to close the sentence, you just need to add a full stop (period), a space and then the start of new sentence. To facilitate ease in these steps, one feature has been added which enables just double tapping the space bar and the full stop sign (period) and a space next to the full space will be added, automatically.


This is simple to activate if the following instructions are followed.


1: Tap icon of ‘Settings’ on Home screen of your Android 4.4.4 KitKat Device to open up the ‘Settings’ screen. Google-KeyBoard-Double Space 12: Scroll down to the PERSONAL section and tap the ‘Language & input’. Google-KeyBoard-Double Space 23: At the ‘Language & input’ screen, ensure that the ‘Google Keyboard’ is checked and enabled. Tap the ‘Settings’ button of the ‘Google Keyboard’. Google-KeyBoard-Double Space 34: At the ‘Google Keyboard’ tap the ‘Preferences’. Google-KeyBoard-Double Space 45: At the ‘Preferences’ screen, see the ‘Double-space period’ is unchecked, i.e. disabled. Google-KeyBoard-Double-Space-56: Tap the ‘Double-Space period’ to check and enable. Google-KeyBoard-Double-Space-66: From now onward, whenever you will double tap the space bar, Android will insert a period (full stop sign), followed by a space, automatically. Google-KeyBoard-Double-Space-7That’s all!

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How to Plan Mobile Data Usage Period on Android 4.4.4 KitKat Device?

Planning to control the Internet data usage bill depends upon the wise planning of the period setting in which to limit the data usage and then setting the usage limits. The key to control Internet usage bill is the wise usage of the Internet data in the specified period. The setting of period plays the most important role in the Internet bill control. You may set the limit during that period in which Internet usage is expected to excel the limit.

There are many types of periods which can be set to limit the usage of Internet. The selection of the period is the first step in the data usage planning.

You may set the data usage period by following the instructions.


Command Line: Settings – Home > Data Usage – WIRELESS & NETWORKS.

1: Follow the Command Line to open up the ‘Data usage’ screen.

2: Check if the ‘Mobile data’ usage is set to OFF, tap to switch ON it. KitKat-DataUsagePeriod-1

KitKat-DataUsagePeriod-23: Now, check if the ‘Set mobile data limit’ is checked or not, i.e. enabled or disabled. If ‘Set mobile data limit’ is not checked, i.e. disabled, the ‘Data usage cycle’ will also be disabled and will display previous cycle period. KitKat-DataUsagePeriod-13

4: If the ‘Set mobile data limit’ is not checked, tap to check it and a prompt will appear to advising you to consider using a conservative limit to avoid the limit which may not tally with that of your internet or phone carrier.

5: Tap ‘OK’.KitKat-DataUsagePeriod-3

6: Now, see the ‘Set mobile data limit is checked and enabled. ‘Data usage cycle’ is also enabled. KitKat-DataUsagePeriod-4

7: Tap the ‘Data usage cycle’ and it will open up a popup menu, displaying some periods. You may select any of the period as per your desire or need. I selected and tapped Nov 1 – 30 and it was selected. KitKat-DataUsagePeriod-5

KitKat-DataUsagePeriod-68: To select the mobile data limit as per your specific requirements, tap ‘Change cycle’. It will open up a prompt; ‘Usage cycle reset data’. KitKat-DataUsagePeriod-7

9: In the ‘Usage cycle reset data’ prompt, tap the ‘Cycle length’ and a further prompt will open up, displaying Daily, Weekly and Monthly length. Select the one as per your requirements. I Selected and Tapped ‘Daily’ as test. KitKat-DataUsagePeriod-810: See the ‘Cycle length’ is set as ‘Daily’. Tap ‘Set’. KitKat-DataUsagePeriod-911: See the ‘Data usage cycle’ is set as ‘Nov 1’. Now, you may set the data limit on the daily basis.KitKat-DataUsagePeriod-10

12: To change the ‘Data usage cycle’, tap the ‘Data usage cycle’ and tap ‘Change cycle’. It will open up the prompt.

13: From the ‘Usage cycle reset data’ prompt, select and tap the ‘Cycle length’ and ‘Data of each cycle’ by scrolling up or down. I selected ‘Cycle length’ as ‘Monthly’ and ‘Date of each cycle’ as ‘5’.

KitKat-DataUsagePeriod-1114: Tap ‘Set’ to save the ‘Data usage cycle’ and the new cycle period is displayed, i.e. ‘Data usage cycle’ is set as ‘Oct 5 – Nov 4’. KitKat-DataUsagePeriod-12

Similarly, you may set the weekly data cycle limit as well.

That’s all!

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