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How to disable/deactivate the GPRS from the Android mobile phone

Posted By:ASPEvil       Posted Date: September 28, 2014    Points: 200    Category: General    URL: http://www.dotnetspark.com  

This article shows how to disable/deactivate the GPRS, in Android mobile phones.

In many cases, we sometimes have mobile phones with Android OS. But some applications on the Android os, uses internet automatically and it is done in the backend. These automatic Internet uses by the applications on android os, are definitely useful, for example: an useful application may requires its own update to provide you the best updated features of its own, to you which will definitely be helpful for you. But consider the case, if you are having a mobile phone with android OS and GPRS connection where you pay for each piece of data you download/upload using your mobile's GPRS connection and if an application, which is very useful to you, but at the time, it is requiring its own update, you do not want to make it do this thing done due to save the usage cost of the Internet(GPRS) of yours. But how to do this?

We can very easily make this Automatic Internet usage blocked, by installing a lot of available fire wall for Android, in the market. But the main problem arises when your mobile is using an old version of Android (for example: Gingerbread (from version 2.3 - to version 2.3.7)) and no firewall is available for your particular android version. Then what should you do? This article is going to show you few very simple steps which can make this thing done within few seconds. Lets see how

Go the "Settings" of your mobile from the menu. Then tap the "Wireless and networks" and then scroll down to the extreme bottom of the opened window and tap "Mobile networks" and then un-tick the: "Use packet data" tick box. Now you have done all the required things and no applications will be able to use the Internet in the backend without your concern/permission.

But what will happen if after deactivating/disabling the GPRS, you require to use the Internet for your own purpose or you simply want to allow some application(s) to use the Internet? Do NOT worry, at all. Just follow the same steps which you done for deactivating/disabling it, but at the last step, tick the tick box: "Use packet data" which means: 'YES, use the GPRS'. And whenever you have completed using the Internet, then you can make it again deactivated/disabled, by following the same steps as mentioned above and at the last step, un-tick the: "Use packet data" tick box.


Please Note: I have tested and used these above mentioned steps on the Android Gingerbread (version 2.3.6). If you find difficulties and/or you do not find any option, as mentioned in the above mentioned steps, then please contact your mobile connection provider and they can guide you in that case.




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