Data transferred in the background, i.e. without explicitly being triggered. This usually includes things like synchronizing your calendar and contact data.

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Why do apps like WhatsApp, Facebook run background services in android even though their apps on iOS without backgroung services

What is the reason for apps like WhatsApp running background services in andrioid even though in iOS they work smoothly without any background service
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did “restrict background data” *per-app* just disappear in an os update? (android 4.2.2)

Just noticed this now, I'm pretty sure option was there a few days ago... now I can't stop Play Store from using up my data. There is now a global "restrict data access" but it doesn't seem to apply ...
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Restrict Background Data

When I enable Restrict Background Data the pop up says that some apps and services will not work unless the device is connected to WiFi. How can I know which specific apps and services?
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Enable background usage of specific apps on Android 5: LG G3 skin

I remember that on my previous phone running Android 4.3 I was able to disable background usage of mobile internet, yet enable it for specific apps. Instructions to do so can be found on the Google ...
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Do applications run in user profiles that are not active / run in background profiles?

I configured 3 user profiles with each their own google account on my device (Nexus 5 with Android 5.1). When I switch the user profiles, do the applications keep running in the user profiles that ...
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How to troubleshoot Android System data usage

How to troubleshoot this? This didn't used to be so bad... Not sure if its a new app, updated app, OS malfunction or what. Android system is seemingly a black box. Are there any apps or techniques to ...
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Using PC monitor to run an app running in the background

I am aware that I can mirror my Android device's display on a TV or a PC monitor both with and without wires. But what I want to know is whether I can use my PC monitor as a monitor for an ...
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Something using lots and lots of small packets of data since update to lollipop

My service provider, KontaKt in the Uk on Vodafone is recording thousands of very small data transactions, many per minute sometimes. Kontakt rounds every data transaction up to 25kb so over a day ...
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Automatically restrict apps background data using Tasker

I've been using Tasker for a couple weeks after receiving this recommendation, and I have a few beginner questions. Here is one of them. I've set up a profile to lock the phone after 10 seconds of ...
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Restrict data for google play services

Google play services consumes some data. Can I restrict data access to it. Does user experience compromised if I do. If yes what are they?
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How to make some apps available for background net usage? [duplicate]

My phone is SYMPHONY Xplorer W35. Android version - Jelly-Bean 4.1.1 I need to use my Facebook messenger continuously. But if I do so other apps takes internet data and for that I've to pay extra ...
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Special Internet packs on Android phone?

Suppose,we might activate a special pack eg) Whatsapp pack for Airtel.How can I restrict the internet being used by other applications.So that it wont deduce any balance from main Avaliable options: ...
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Restrict background data not working on android 4.2.2

Since updating my Samsung tablet to Android 4.2.2 I can no longer see the option to restrict background data when I select data usage > app > view app settings. For most apps now the view app settings ...
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App shows ads even after restricted background data

I restricted background data for my file manager app. But still when I open the app, I am getting ads at the bottom. How is that even possible? How the app able to connect to mobile data? Am I ...
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Why is Google Keep's use of background data suddenly through the roof?

I just got a warning from my provider that I had already used up 80% of this month's data plan. So I checked my data usage and saw that Google Keep had used a whopping 201 MB in background data, since ...
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Show which program / task uses the camera (in background)

On my Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100 with CM11, I always hear a very subtle click of the autofocus whenever the camera app is loaded. Since some weeks, I heard that sound randomly, especially after every ...
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Installing/updating apps over mobile data

On my LG G2 device running Android 4.2.2, I can't seem to install or update any applications while on the mobile network. I can still access the Play Store but upon tapping "Update", the download ...
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Android OS uses a lot of data in background, how to turn auto system update check off?

I have a nexus 5 with Android 4.4. If i look at data usage, it shows that Android OS is using a couple of megabytes per day. I tried disabling sync and backup but it didn't help. What could be causing ...
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Android OS using a lot of background data

My phone (Xperia P running Jellybean 4.1.2) is consuming a lot of background data (about 70 MB in just 15 minutes) Since, I have a restricted usage of 2 GB, it's causing a great problem. I've already ...
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Notifications enabled on app make the app run on background?

Let me start with an example, Delta's airline app called "FlyDelta" has an option in it settings to enable/disable "Get check-in reminders & status notifications". My question is, if I enable this ...
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When tethering, is there a way to turn off the phone's own data usage?

Just a quick question, really. When I'm tethering (via USB, or wireless, or whatever) my phone's apps (and there are a significant number of my apps which do this) are constantly using the phone's ...
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Is it possible to selectively limit background data usage?

I have a sufficient data-plan so I've never worried about this... tomorrow though, I'm travelling abroad. Due to this, I will have restricted 3g usage. Are there any apps or Android settings to ...
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Why is “Android OS” uploading so much data?

After switching from my Nexus S to a Nexus 4 I noticed that my phone was transferring huge amounts of background data. Like 70 MB in 15 minutes. As my data plan only allows 300 MB per month I was ...
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Google Voice texts delivered hours late/not at all

I use a Google Voice phone number to receive texts, and I have the Google Voice app installed on my device (Atrix, OS:2.3.3). For some reason lately when someone texts my Google Voice account it's ...
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Mobile data turns itself on again and again; could be caused by WhatsApp

My mobile data keeps turning on by itself and uses my data traffic. I think this is because of WhatsApp, but I'm not sure. Is there any other possible reason aside from WhatsApp? How should I stop it ...
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“Restrict Background data” with Jelly Bean on tf300t ASUS tablet

On my tf300t ASUS tablet (with wifi only) I tried to set "Restrict Background Data" following Settings->Data Usage->three boxes in the upper right corner, but there is no such option. I read on ...
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How to properly close running apps while avast! Mobile Security is installed/ running in the background?

I've just installed avast! Mobile Security on my Samsung Galaxy SIII. Runs perfect so far, but I can't close my programs running in the background anymore. I used to do this by pressing the button ...
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How can I run WhatsApp so that I am always online?

How can I set WhatsApp to always run in the background? Like Skype, when I exit, it keeps me online to get calls or SMS or chat notifications. While using WhatsApp, when I move away with the menu, it ...
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Restrict background data for Facebook, but notifications still coming in

I would only like particular applications to show notifications when I'm not on Wifi and those would be: Google Services - unfortunately there are several syncs here but AFAIK we can't control ...
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“Android OS” is continuously downloading something in the background, how can I stop that?

My HTC One V (on 4.0 ICS) seems to be continuously downloading something even when it's inactive, and it's using the battery abnormally fast. My data usage graph: (click to enlarge) On the first ...
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Disabled Background Data notification

I have disabled my background mobile data. I want the setting this way, but as a result of doing so there is an annoying warning that I have background data disabled on the system tray that prompts me ...
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How do I block packet data for background programs?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Gio running Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread. How can I block packet data for background programs only? When I disable Settings -> Wireless & networks -> Mobile networks ...