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How can I set up certain apps to use mobile data when wifi is not available

(Topic created on: 11-10-2022 10:01 PM)
GeoA13
Journeyman
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I have an A13 Samsung. I want all the apps installed in my phone to access the internet only through wifi. When wifi is not available I want only one app (WhatsApp) to use mobile data. I'm trying to do that but I can't do it. If I go to Settings>Connections>Data usage and click on “Mobile data” all the apps will use mobile data but I do no want that. I want only one app, that is, WhatsApp to use mobile data (when wifi is not available) so I can send and receive messages.

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Neo001
Big Cheese
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Mobile Apps & Services

There is no direct way, but you can try the following -

Enable Data saver in Setting> Connection > Data usage.

Next disallow all the apps to access data when Data saver is on, except WhatsApp (and few other apps like system apps).

AndrewL
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@GeoA13: You could try heading to Settings > Connections > Data usage > Data Saver > On > Allowed to use data while Data Saver is on > WhatsApp. Now, head to Settings > Connections > Wi-Fi > Tap the 3 dots in the top right > Advanced > Switch to Mobile Data > On. Let me know if this helps. 

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GeoA13
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How do we disallow all the apps to use mobile data except WhatsApp?

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GeoA13
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You said: “Allowed to use data while Data Saver is on > WhatsApp.”

Could you please tell me how do I select WhatsApp to use mobile data while Data Saver is On?

 

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