How to enable background data exchange on an Android smartphone?

On smartphones and tablets based on Android, there is the so-called background mode, in which data is transferred between applications installed on the device and the server. In the background, applications can receive updates or, for example, receive notifications from those applications. The simplest example is the same messengers: when you receive a message, you receive a notification on your smartphone. Of course, if the device is connected to the Internet.

Not everyone has a background mode connected – somewhere it is disabled by the user, somewhere disabled by default. But this is not a problem; turning it on is easy. Let us show an example on a stock Android and Samsung smartphone with proprietary firmware TouchWiz. Let’s start in order.

Android firmware

Go to the “Settings”.

Select “Data Transfer”.

Click on the “Settings” button in the specified section. It can be a button below the screen, or a button on the screen in the form of three dots. In our case, the first option is used. A small menu will appear in front of you, uncheck it from the item “Limit background data”.

Lack of check mark means that data transfer is turned on in the background.

By the way, if the background mode is limited, you will see a corresponding notification under the curtain. Click on it and the background will be automatically turned on..

TouchWiz firmware (Samsung)

Go to Settings.

Select the Data Usage section..

In this section, click on the “Settings” button so that a small window appears, as in the image below. Uncheck “Limit background mode”.

The checkmark is removed, which means that data transfer in the background is working.

Or you can simply click on the corresponding notification under the curtain to remove the limit for the background mode.