Samsung Galaxy S6 Change period of data used by mobile Internet

The Samsung Galaxy S6 offers the possibility via Menu --> Settings --> "data usage" to monitor the data usage of your mobile Internet connection. So you can always check which app has consumed data volume of your mobile data tariff. This function is especially useful if you have a contract with a limited amount of data. However it is so that your contract usually does not run from the first day of a month, but starts somewhere in the middle.
No problem, you can even change the data usage cycle in Android. Now, however, the following problem can occur with your Samsung Galaxy S6:

The data usage cycle cannot be changed on your Samsung Galaxy S6.

If you also have this problem, then we would like to show you a trick on how to change the cycle of the mobile data consumption. The function has been implemented somewhat cumbersome.

How to change the Data usage cycle on the Samsung Galaxy S6:

Open on your Samsung Galaxy S6 the menu and then the settings. Select here the button "data usage". You can now tap on the date or the small arrow. There is no change possible. Now the trick:

(Wi-Fi must be disabled) Set a mark for "Mobile data connection". If you see the sign for the mobile data connection in the status bar, tap once on the Back button so that you find yourself back in the settings. Tap again on the button "data usage" and then again on the date. Voila, a new box will appear with „change cycle". You can now change the data usage cycle for the mobile data log on your Samsung Galaxy S6.
We hope that you can now change the data usage cycle for the mobile data on your Samsung Galaxy S6.


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#9 Ally 2017-04-13 14:39
Thank you it worked
#8 pommystuart 2016-10-27 05:18
Thanks, I have been looking for that tip for ages. ;-)
#7 Vishal 2016-05-22 23:53
Very Useful. Worked on S7. thanks you.
#6 Habel 2016-05-16 14:08
:D worked on the S6. many thanks.
#5 Adil 2016-04-07 07:19
Thank you very muchç it is crazy
#4 Merx 2016-03-30 14:58
Worked perfectly. Thank you!
#3 dan jung 2016-02-19 23:05
How can one change "WiFi" Data Usage Cycle on Samsung S6 ?
#2 Sergio 2015-12-20 20:23
Thanks for this solution! But Samsung, WTF? Unbelievable that we jump through these hopos to set the billing cycle dates.
#1 Mr RP 2015-10-21 11:47
Thanks, worked perfectly. My take on the steps in laymens terms were.

1. Go into settings>data usage
2. Move the data limit bar to below your current usage, this brings up the triangle warning and a message in the status bar.
3. Swipe down and press the warning, this will display the data usage screen and showing you have gone over your limit.
4. Press back and this will take you back to the original data usage screen.
5. Now press the down arrow next to the current data range, at the bottom of the current list you will have "change cycle"
6. Change as desired, set the limit and back out of the menu.

Thanks again for the help, it's been p1ssing me off for a while that.