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(Traveling) Android Devices

Android Devices

Disable Automatic Data Roaming:

Important: Data roaming settings vary from phone to phone. In general, they can be found under Settings. If you don't know how to turn off data roaming, call the OSU Computer Helpdesk at 7-3474 and we'll help you out.

You should also note that while you can turn off data with the above steps, some Android apps have permissions to turn these settings back on automatically, without alerting you, when the app needs Internet access. If you don't want to change settings for each app, or are unsure of how to do it for all your apps, then you may want to consider not taking your Android-based device out of the country. Otherwise, your device might connect to the Internet without you being aware of it.

Track Your Minute & Data Usage (using third party apps):

If you have an international plan from your provider, you will want to track how many minutes you use and how much data you use so you don't go over a certain limit. Please Note: OCH does not support third party apps. If you choose to use them, you may want to test them out prior to leaving the country. Your results may vary.

Call time apps:

  • Stats Tracker
  • Droidstats

Data usage apps:

  • 3G Watchdog
  • My Data Manager

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Contact the Service Desk at 541-737-8787

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