Today’s guide let you know the steps to disable background data usage of apps on OnePlus 8/8 Pro. So you can save mobile data and battery power. Like all the latest Android smartphones, the newly launched OnePlus 8, and OnePlus 8 Pro have a setting to control the background data usage of apps. There are apps on your phone that will send and receive data in the background, even when not in use. This feature will consume both battery power and your mobile data silently.

Background data is necessary for the proper working of some apps. For example, the Android System and Google Play Services require it for checking system updates and apps updates, but many apps don’t need it, for example, Browser, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, etc.

OnePlus 8
OnePlus 8

Here’s how to disable/restrict background data usage on OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro. You can restrict data usage by app, which means only the app you are using will be able to access the internet.

Steps to disable background data usage on OnePlus 8/8 Pro

  1. Open Settings and tap on Wi-Fi & internet.
  2. Tap on Data usage, and tap on Cellular data usage.
  3. Apps that use background data will list below the usage graph.
  4. Select an app and tap on the Background data usage toggle to turn off the data usage.

The above settings will restrict the app from using data in the background. You can select all other apps, except apps like Google Play Service, System, etc. and disable the background data usage. For example, you can disable background data usage for apps like Twitter, Snapchat, Facebook, browser, etc.

Not just OnePlus 8, and OnePlus 8 Pro, all other smartphones running on the latest Android versions have the option to disable background data usage of apps. That said, restricting background data use of apps will save your mobile data, especially important for metered connection, as well as battery power.

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