1. Windows Central Question's Avatar
    Hi, I'm using my Lumia 630 (great cheap phone!) with Here+ Drive next week. For data connectivity abroad (traffic info) I'd like to tether the 630 to my Android phone (Nexus 5). I'd rather not have to swap SIM cards, that'd be the easiest solution.

    However, I have a sneaking suspicion that the Lumia will see the Android hotspot as just another WiFi spot and start raking in huge amounts of data.

    So, is it possible to restrict ALL data usage on WP8.1, not just cellular data? Ideally all I'd want is Here Drive to pull in traffic info, that's it.
    12-31-2015 06:36 AM
  2. gpobernardo's Avatar
    Hello and welcome to Windows Central.

    Yes, you can restrict all data usage. You may refer to the following official reference. Use Data Sense to manage data usage on Windows Phone | Windows Phone How-to (United States)

    You may also refer to this:
    How can I minimize my data usage | Windows Phone How-to
    12-31-2015 07:13 AM
  3. HankSulky's Avatar
    Hi, thanks for your reply and the links.

    I had already found Data Sense, but it only explicitly blocks cellular data - not WiFi (so, presumably not tethered WiFi either):
    "It can also help by putting off data-intensive tasks until you're connected to Wi-Fi.".
    Being connected to WiFi is exactly what I'll be doing, albeit using a tethered connection. And I'm trying to reduce data when connected via WiFi.
    12-31-2015 07:20 AM
  4. gpobernardo's Avatar
    Find that same settings in your Nexus - there should be a similar setting there - to restrict the data you will be tethering.
    01-01-2016 01:05 AM

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