How to Enable Data Saver

Objective

  • Prevent apps from using background data

Environment

  • All Republic Wireless phones on Nougat (Android 7) and above

Procedure

For Motorola & Alcatel phones on Nougat and Oreo (Android 7 and 8):

  1. Open Settings
  2. Tap Data usage (on phones running 8.0 or 8.1 Oreo, tap Network & Internet first)
  3. Tap Data saver
  4. Ensure the toggle switch is to the right (ON)
    Note: You may see a Republic Wireless prompt stating to enable "'Unrestricted data usage' to allow calls and messages while Data Saver is enabled"
  5. Tap Unrestricted data access
  6. Ensure the toggle switch by the Republic Wireless app is to the right (ON)

For SAMSUNG phones on Nougat (Android 7):

  1. Open Settings
  2. Tap Connections
  3. Tap Data usage
  4. Tap Data saver
  5. Ensure the toggle switch is to the right (ON)
    Note: You may see a Republic Wireless prompt stating to enable "'Unrestricted data usage' to allow calls and messages while Data Saver is enabled"
  6. Tap Allow app while Data saver on
  7. Ensure the toggle switch by the Republic Wireless app is to the right (ON)

For Pixel & Nexus phones on Oreo (Android 8):

  1. Open Settings
  2. Tap Network & Internet
  3. Tap Data usage
  4. Tap Data saver
  5. Ensure the toggle switch is to the right (ON)
    Note: You may see a Republic Wireless prompt stating to enable "'Unrestricted data usage' to allow calls and messages while Data Saver is enabled"
  6. Tap Unrestricted data
  7. Ensure the toggle switch by the Republic Wireless app is to the right (ON)

Additional Notes

Republic Wireless phones use the Republic Wireless app to manage the phone services we enjoy. Since many phones don't recognize our app as a native app or pre-installed app, having the Data Saver enabled or turned on may result in interference with texting, calling, data access, etc. For these reasons, if you experience any issues with calling/texting while Data Saver is enabledwe recommend disabling the data saving feature to see if it could be a part of the problem. This is especially true for third-party apps intended to regulate or reduce data usage.

If you want to disable Data saver, please refer to How to Turn off Data Saver.


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