We’ve all been there. We install an app we don’t really know much about, allow it to work in the background, and voila, it uses up all (or a lot) of our data allowance. Android has a good way to deal with this, and that is that you can set yourself a data limit as well as handy warning limits.
Huawei (and Honor) phones don’t seem to have the same feature. In fact, if you go to your data management screen, you will find that it does not offer that feature at all. Instead, it shows you your daily usage, and that is about it. Poking around the internet didn’t help, but poking around the setting’s definitely did, so here is my guide on how to set this up on your Huawei or Honor phone. I have tested this on the Huawei Mate S, the Huawei G8 and the Honor 7, and it works perfectly on all of them. Ideally it should work for any phone running EMUI 3.1 (and hopefully 3 too, though I haven’t tried it on that yet).
Step 1 – Go to settings!
Click on the settings icon on your pages, or swipe down and hit settings from the Shortcuts tab.
Step 2 – Go to Data Traffic Management
Click on Data Traffic Management under settings. If you can’t find it, make sure the top of the Settings page is selected on All rather than General.
Step 3 – Hit Package settings
In there, you select Package settings, and you should see the following screen.
Here you actually get the Android Data Traffic manager, but a super version of it. You can set daily limits, start the day of the month for your package, disable data if you go over limit to save you money, and set various limits and reminders. This is where all the settings are, and while this is a round about way, it works well.
In case there is no ‘Package Settings’
In that case, click on the Gear Icon in the top right corner.
That should give you a similar set of options.
In there, click on the Total Monthly Data Available setting:
This should allow you to set the monthly data available option.
Just to let you know that the screenshots are from an Huawei G8, which has an EE and 3 SIM in, and the data is set to run on 3, which is SIM in slot 2.
The second set of screenshots, in the second case are from the Huawei P9.