No setting for disabling mobile internet?Support


  1. Jason71

    Jason71 Well-Known Member

    A friend of mine was sold an sgs by o2 this week without a data plan. This was at her request because she is not that tech savvy and did not appreciate how integral to android data is. l pointed out that unless she got a data plan she needed to turn off mobile internet to avoid getting stung but when I tried there did not appear to be any way to do it.the options that I have in the settings and power button menu on my desire were missing. I thought these settings were stock android. Am I wrong? Or have samsung or o2 removed these settings?

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  2. EarlZ

    EarlZ Well-Known Member

    The Galaxy S doesnt have any options to disable mobile data/packet data under settings??
  3. -Ollie-

    -Ollie- Well-Known Member

    Not that I know of, but I am no android expert, so I could be wrong.
    I see on my GS options to select 2G only, to disable data roaming, but not to fully disable data.
    An easy way to disable data permanently is also to enter a wrong APN.

    APNDroid is very easy to use, and it is free.
  4. Spaz888

    Spaz888 Active Member

    I just ordered one of these for the wife. NO disabling data? That's insane.

    How do u disable the VPN? I know for the iPhone u just had to download a file and that was it.
  5. Darkplek

    Darkplek Well-Known Member

    What's the bloody point of having a smartphone without data? Come on.. (Edit: well, I guess you could use wifi :p)

    I get the need to disable it entirely sometimes though, and like previously mentioned APNDroid does the quick and dirty job of invalidating the APN (thus disabling data) very effectively, with a nice icon on the home page, or in the app.

    With Froyo, android 2.2, should come an actual "disable all data" setting, so I'm led to believe. And that should be upon us in the next month or two if samsung pull the finger out.
  6. Saha91

    Saha91 Member

    Go to network settings, mobile network settings, then choose nr 2 "access name" or something, then choose the one connected and get it to MMS only. There you go, no automatic data connection.
  7. davidheffernan

    davidheffernan New Member

    If you download quick settings from the market you can turn off Mobile data by turning APN control to Off
  8. psychocandy

    psychocandy Well-Known Member

    Invlaidate the APN? How does it do this?
  9. Darkplek

    Darkplek Well-Known Member

    It just appends the word "apndroid" to the end of the path :p haha. Pretty sure that's all it does.

    For example "wap.vodaphone.co.uk" would be "wap.vodaphone.co.ukapndroid", making the APN invalid.

    It's easily rectified manually if you accidentally uninstall apndroid before re-enableing data.

    (edit: i just took a look, it also changes APN type from "internet + mms" to "*apndroid")

  10. snapper.fishes

    snapper.fishes Well-Known Member

    Doesn't switching to 2G only disable data?
  11. ironman666

    ironman666 Well-Known Member

    No, what that means is that your phone is forced to only use EDGE, GSM/GPRS (which gives you a slower dataconnection, but on some devices saves batterylife)
  12. snapper.fishes

    snapper.fishes Well-Known Member

    Well, in that case I guess the only option is to find an app that controls your internet usage.
  13. Spaz888

    Spaz888 Active Member

    I could use some help here. I have now the Samsung SPICA and I have quicksettings. The Toggle Data app doesnt work on my phone.

    The APN selection says "No APN selected" but it is ON. I can't turn it off. Is this correct to disable data?
  14. irizvi

    irizvi New Member

    The following message is from Samsung Support might resolve your issues

    On the Android phone, press on HOME > MENU button and then tap Settings.
    Tap on Wireless & networks or Wireless controls.
    Tap on Mobile networks or Mobile network settings.
    Tap on Access Point Names.
    On the APNs screen, press MENU button and then tap New APN.
    In the Edit access point screen, enter the APN settings by tapping on the APN setting item to edit it.
    Set the Name to a random fake name, such as Off.
    Set the APN to a random fake value, such as blank.
    Other items can be left blank.

    Press MENU button and thentap Save to save the settings to phone.
    A new APN will be shown. Press the circle to the right of the new APN to select it as the active APN.
  15. 1ST4NBUL

    1ST4NBUL New Member

    Hey guys I had same problem with my galaxy S I just coulndt stop data connection but What I did was Just updated phones software with samsung Kies after that menu--settings--wireless and network--mobile networks-- and just untick to use packet data. Simple
    Regards
  16. beer-in-box

    beer-in-box Well-Known Member

    Oh people!
    Long press the Power Button, and it will show you that you can disable it (In Froyo, of course).
    tomfanning likes this.
  17. mattuhh

    mattuhh Well-Known Member

    I was just going to say this, but like you say that's only if you have 2.2 Froyo, 2.1 Eclair doesn't have that option.
    Jason71, what version is the handset running?
  18. beer-in-box

    beer-in-box Well-Known Member

    I found a widget for you :) It is called Toggle Data, I think.
    This thing does what you wrote above automatically. Touch the 1x1 widget once, it stops data, touch again, it starts data flow. Don't be bothered.
  19. nikkilodion

    nikkilodion Member

    i also have a galaxy s, just download the widget switch pro, you can change the settings there

    SwitchPro Widget for Android will allow you to put a bunch of Switch/toggle widget on your Android Mobile Phones Homescreen. At has a great list of Application widgets such as:
    Wi-Fi
    Data Connection
    Blue tooth
    Brightness
    GPS
    Auto-sync
    Auto-Rotate
    Screen Always On
    Airplane Mode
    Reload SD Card
    Vibration/Silent Mode
    3G-2G (shortcut)
    Battery Indicator
    Flashlight
    Unlock Pattern
    Reboot(rooted)
    Speaker Mode
    Auto-Screen Lock
    4G Toggle
  20. Billy Lester

    Billy Lester New Member

    Doing this I will get 2 APNs settings. The problem is I cant turn off the old APN and cant turn on the new APN. Did I miss something?
  21. Billy Lester

    Billy Lester New Member

    Yes, doing that I can deactivate Data Network but I wont be able to receive or send MMS.

    I am looking for a solution to not connecting to the internet but be able to sent and receive MMS. In my android I9100 there are 3 options for APN type settings.

    1. Internet + MMS
    2. Internet
    3. MMS

    When I set it to MMS, it doesnt work, it seems I am unable to send or receive mms. Only when I set to Internet + MMS then I am able to use mms but the device is connected to the internet so it might incur additional charges on my subscribed line.
  22. zouks

    zouks New Member

    Hello, everybody!
    I registered only because of this subject. I've been having the same problem not being able to permanently turn off internet packet data on my galaxy s plus.
    I solved my issue doing the same that Billy Lester did. You just need to go to:
    Settings>Wireless and network>Mobile networks>Access Point Names>(choose your access point to enter it's settings)>APN type. Then you'll see three options 'Internet + MMS', 'Internet' and 'MMS'. You need to choose 'MMS'!
    I am also able to send and recieve MMS.
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