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Using Google Drive Scan Widget
November 25, 2018
7:10 am
Fred Hagedorn
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I really enjoyed your 538.SM-Android: How to scan to pdf with Google Drive Scan widget. I have used this with great success, but have one question. 

It seems that the Widget does not upload to my drive unless I’m on a Wi-Fi connection. On my data connection it does not upload, and when checking on it the app says “waiting for Wi-Fi”. 

Is Wi-Fi connection to the internet the only way for this widget to upload? Or do I have a setting somewhere on my Android S7 not set correctly? 

Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.

November 25, 2018
9:10 am
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Absolutely. There is a setting for that.

Open the Drive app, tap the 3-line menu, tap Settings, way down at the bottom > Data Usage, disable the “Transfer files only over Wi-Fi” setting. 

It’s important to recognize this will use cellular data. If you have a limited plan, you want to make sure this doesn’t use too much data.Smile

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November 25, 2018
10:09 am
Fred Hagedorn
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Thank You Jim for such a quick response. I did make the change. 

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