Turn data off or on for eligible devices

Learn how to temporarily  turn off data on your device if you're close to your data plan limit.

Check your plan

You use wireless data to stream movies and music, make video calls, play games on your device, and more. These activities can use a lot of data. Here’s how to check your current data use:
  1. Go to your myAT&T account overview. Sign in, if asked.
  2. Scroll to My devices. You’ll see the usage for each device on your account.

Turn data off or on

  1. Go to your wireless data usage.
  2. Scroll to Usage options and select Manage data.
  3. Turn data Off or On for the devices you want to manage.
  4. Select Save.

Note: When you turn data on again - including picture and video messaging - you should restart your device.

Things to know about turning off data

Authorized account users may suspend data for each device on the plan. When data is turned off for a device, it:
  • Remains off until the end of the current billing period, unless it is turned back on
  • Will have data reactivated at the start of the next billing period
  • Can still connect to Wi-Fi®
  • Won’t use data from shared plans
  • Still has monthly charges
Last updated: March 21, 2023

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