Roaming: How to disable data abroad on Android?

by Kelvin
Phonandroid : actu Android et High-tech

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


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

Read also: how to monitor your data consumption on Android

How to disable data roaming abroad on your Android smartphone?

To disable the data of your Samsung smartphone Galaxy :

    Go in SettingsSee you in connectionsThen in Use of dataThen you just have to uncheck the Mobile data.

This maneuver can vary from one Android smartphone to another. If you use a Huawei smartphoneyou will have to go to:

    SettingsThen in Wireless & networksThen uncheck the Mobile data

On a smartphone like the Google Pixel, go to:

    Settingsthen in Network and internet Then go to Mobile Networkuncheck Mobile data

The maneuver therefore remains substantially the same.It is also possible to disable the data by going through quick settings. To access it, simply:

    Slide your finger up and down to go down the drop-down menuSearch for the relative icon to mobile data (two arrows in opposite directions) If the icon is colored, your mobile data is activated.To disable them, simply press the icon.Once the icon is gray, the data is deactivated.

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