How to Configure a Metered Wi-Fi Connection for an Android Device
Not every Wi-Fi network for your Android device provides free, unlimited access. For example, a metered connection implies that the provider charges you per minute or per megabyte for Internet access. To help avoid surcharges, you can configure the connection as metered. Follow these steps:
- Connect to the network as you normally would.
- Visit the Wi-Fi screen in the Settings app.
- Choose Data Usage.
- Choose Network Restrictions. This action might be titled Restrict Networks.
- Locate the current connection in the list and set its master control to the On position.
When a Wi-Fi connection is set as metered, your phone or tablet monitors and restricts data access. You are warned when a large download or upload is attempted.