On a Samsung Galaxy phone, head to Connections > Data Usage > Data Saver and disable "Turn On Now." On a Pixel phone, head to Settings > Network and Internet > Data Saver and disable the "Use Data Saver" option.
Data Saver mode on Android helps save your mobile internet data. Data Saver mode ensures apps and services only use background data when on Wi-Fi. However, if you have an unlimited data plan, Data Saver isn’t necessary. Learn how to turn it off using this guide.
Note: The steps to disable Data Saver mode vary by the phone you use. In this guide, we cover the steps for Samsung Galaxy, Google Pixel, and OnePlus Android phones.
Turn Off Data Saver Mode on Samsung Phones
To disable Data Saver mode and allow your apps to use data even in the background, first launch Settings on your Samsung Galaxy phone.
In Settings, select Connections > Data Usage > Data Saver.
On the “Data Saver” page, disable the “Turn On Now” option. Your Data Saver mode is now deactivated.
If you’d like to allow specific apps to use your data while keeping Data Saver mode enabled for all other apps, you can add your apps to the exception list.
To do that, on the “Data Saver” page, tap “Allowed to Use Data While Data Saver is On.”
On the following screen, next to the apps you want to allow data for, turn on the toggles.
Turn Off Data Saver Mode on Pixel Phones
To disable Data Saver mode on your Google Pixel phone, launch Settings.
In Settings, select Network and Internet > Data Saver. There, toggle off the “Use Data Saver” option.
To allow certain apps to use data while Data Saver mode is enabled, then head into Settings > Network and Internet > Data Saver > Unrestricted Data on your phone.
There, next to the apps you want to allow data for, turn on the toggles.
Turn Off Data Saver Mode on OnePlus Phones
Like other manufacturers, OnePlus also hosts the Data Saver option in its Settings app.
To disable the mode, open Settings on your phone. Then, navigate to Wi-Fi & Network > SIM & Network > Data Saver.
On the “Data Saver” page, toggle off “Use Data Saver” to disable the mode.
To allow specific apps to use your data while Data Saver is active, then on the “Data Saver” screen, tap “Unrestricted Data.” Then, enable the toggle for the apps you’d like to add to the exception list.
Turn Off Data Saver Mode in Android Apps
Some Android apps offer an in-app Data Saver mode that helps conserve data usage only within that specific app. If you’ve enabled this mode, you’ll have to manually turn off the mode in your apps.
In most apps, you’ll find the option to disable the mode inside the app settings.
For example, in Spotify for Android, you can turn off the Data Saver mode by heading into Settings and toggling off “Data Saver” or “Audio Quality,” whichever option you see.
Similarly, in Twitter for Android, you can deactivate the Data Saver mode by heading into Settings and Privacy > Accessibility, Display and Languages > Data Usage and turning off “Data Saver.”
A quick online search may reveal guides that can help If you can’t find the Data Saver option inside your app’s settings.