MTN YouTube Video streaming: How To Turn Off Background Data Usage

The MTN YouTube Video streaming Pack is a time based data plan that allows MTN customers to watch videos on YouTube from a data enabled device.

The allocated streaming time starts counting when you start watching a video on YouTube. However, the timer could also start (even if you are yet to start watching a video) if there is a background activity on your device unless the background data usage on the YouTube Application is turned off.

How To Turn Off Background Data Usage On Android and iOS


The following steps below can be used to turn off background data of specific applications based on android version and apple devices:

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Android 7.0 or higher
  • Open device’s Settings app.
  • Tap Data usage and then Data saver.
  • If data saveris off, nothing needs to be done. If data saver is on, continue to next step.
  • Tap Unrestricted data access.
  • Scroll down and tap the Youtube App.
  • Next to the app, tap the On/Off switch to turn it off.
Android 5.0 through 6.0
  • Open device’s Settings app.
  • Tap Data usage and then Cellular data usage.
  • Make sure to select the network for which you want to view or restrict app data usage.
  • Scroll down and tap the Youtube App
  • Tap Background data and then Unrestricted data usage.
On Android 4.4 or lower
  • Open device’s main Settings.
  • Under “Wireless & networks,” tap Data usage.
  • In the top right corner, tap More Menu.
  • Tap the box next to “Auto-sync data.”
  • When the dialog box appears, “Turn auto-sync data off?”, tap OK

Apple iPhones

  • Launch the Settings app from Home screen.
  • Tap on General.
  • Tap Background App Refresh.
  • Toggle Background App Refresh to off or Tap the Off button of the YouTube Application to restrict background data access from the app.

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