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Managing your data usage

If you're on a limited data allowance, it's important to keep track of the activities and apps that usually send and receive data, such as browsing the web, syncing online accounts, and sending email or sharing status updates.

Here are some other examples:

  • Streaming web videos and music
  • Playing online games
  • Downloading apps, maps, and files
  • Refreshing apps to update info and feeds
  • Uploading and backing up your files to your online storage account
  • Using HTC Bolt as a Wi‍-Fi hotspot
  • Sharing your mobile data connection by USB tethering

To help you save on data usage, connect to a Wi‍-Fi network whenever possible and set your online accounts and emails to sync less frequently.

Data Saver

Data Saver helps you limit cellular data costs by restricting background data usage. You can also set applications to always have access to a data connection—such as your email app—to be ignored by Data Saver.
  1. From the Home screen, tap , and then find and tap Settings.
  2. Under Wireless & networks, tap More > Data usage.
  3. Tap Data Saver and then tap the On/Off switch to turn it on or off.
  4. Tap Unrestricted data access, and then tap the On/Off switch next to those apps that you want to still have access to data connection even if Data Saver is turned on.

Turning data roaming on or off

Connect to partner networks of Sprint and access data services when you’re out of Sprint coverage areas.

Warning: Using data services while roaming will be costly. Check with Sprint for data roaming rates before you use data roaming.
  1. From the Home screen, tap , and then find and tap Settings.
  2. Tap Mobile data.
  3. Select or clear the Data roaming option.

Keeping track of your data usage

Monitor your data usage to help prevent going over your monthly data allowance.
Note: Data usage measured by HTC Bolt may differ from, and be less than, your actual data usage.
  1. From the Home screen, tap , and then find and tap Settings.
  2. Under Wireless & networks, tap More > Data usage.

    At the top you'll see a bar that displays the data usage to date, and the data usage cycle, alert, warning, and limit, if one has been set.

  3. With Mobile data turned on, tap Mobile data usage > .
  4. Tap Reset data usage cycle, and then set the day of the month when your usage cycle resets. This date is usually the start of your monthly billing cycle.
  5. Tap Data warning and enter the amount of data usage at which you'll be alerted before you reach your monthly data limit. Tap to change the unit.
  6. Turn Set data limit on to automatically disable your data connection when you reach the set limit.
  7. Tap Data limit and enter the set data usage at which your data connection will automatically be disabled. Tap to change the unit.

Viewing the data usage of apps

  1. From the Home screen, tap , and then find and tap Settings.
  2. Under Wireless & networks, tap More > Data usage.
  3. Tap Mobile data usage.
  4. Drag the start and end vertical markers to display the usage at a specific duration within your usage cycle.
  5. Scroll down the screen to see a list of apps and their data usage info.
  6. Tap an app to see more details.
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