1. zilog6502's Avatar
    Hi,

    I've got a Lumia phone on Windows 8.1 Denim and a OneDrive account. Is it possible to just use the OneDrive app to browse files on my account and select manually the ones I want to download and upload to stop the application swallowing up my mobile data allowance?

    Is there also any way of controlling individual apps and whether they can only have data access when I'm connected to wifi?

    I have my email on push so want Outlook to keep getting my emails but don't want any other apps having mobile data access while I'm not in reach of a wifi network.

    Thanks.
    03-17-2015 07:15 AM
  2. JerseySal's Avatar
    You can prevent OneDrive from working in the background in the Battery Saver app
  3. WanderingTraveler's Avatar
    Yes, you technically can use just use the OneDrive app for backups, instead of using the automatic OS backup found in settings>backup.

    You can restrict your background data in a sense by putting restriction via Data Sense, but bear in mind that you can't denote limits based on which apps are restricted.
    A workaround may be to block apps from doing background tasks using Battery Sense, and placing your phone in Battery Saver while you are using cellular data. (You can also lift restrictions on apps whilst in there, too.)
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    03-17-2015 07:45 AM
  4. JerseySal's Avatar
    You can prevent OneDrive from working in the background in the Battery Saver app
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    03-17-2015 12:41 PM
  5. EspHack's Avatar
    actually this could be a good suggestion for ms to implement, an option to deny or accept wifi and/or cellular connecetion to every app in the Data Sense app
    03-17-2015 10:22 PM

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