Roaming: how to deactivate data abroad on Android?

Disabling roaming and data abroad on your Android smartphone is sometimes essential. If the package you subscribed to with your operator does not support the country you are traveling to, you could end up with a particularly salty invoice at the end of the month. In this quick tutorial, we will explain how you can deactivate data on your Android smartphone. 

Each package purchased from an operator, whether Orange, SFR, Free Mobile, or Bouygues Telecom includes a certain amount of mobile data or 3G and 4G data . These data can be used in France, in Europe and in certain foreign countries without additional cost. Before going on an adventure, we advise you to find out about the country included in your subscription with your operator.

Read also: how to monitor your data consumption on Android

How to deactivate data when roaming abroad on your Android smartphone?

To deactivate the data on your Samsung Galaxy smartphone  :

  • Go to Settings
  • Go to Connections
  • Then in Data usage
  • Then simply uncheck the Mobile Data .

This maneuver can vary from one Android smartphone to another. If you are using a Huawei smartphone , you will have to go to:

  • Settings
  • Then in  Wireless & networks
  • Then uncheck the Mobile data

On a smartphone like the Google Pixel, go to:

  • Settings
  • then in Network and internet 
  • Then go to Mobile Network
  • Uncheck Mobile Data

The operation therefore remains essentially the same. It is also possible to deactivate the data via the quick parameters . To access it, simply:

  • Slide your finger up and down to go down the drop-down menu
  • Look for the mobile data icon  (two arrows in opposite directions)
  • If the icon is colored, your mobile data is activated.
  • To deactivate them, just press the icon.
  • Once the icon is gray, the data is deactivated.

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