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Samsung Galaxy Ace, data network mode keeps deactivating itself

Every time i turn on my data network it deactivates itself within 5 mins ,any ideas anyone? i have a Samsung Galaxy ace.
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How to make android prefer mobile data when wifi signal is very weak

When I leave home or the office there is a ring around it where I simply have no connection at all. This is because the WLAN network from my router at home or the one at the office is detected, but ...
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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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Disable Data Connection for Certain Applications?

So, sometimes when I'm at work, I have a problem wherein I want to use my phone's data connection to stream music, but I don't want to be bombarded with notifications from Google Voice/ GMail / ...
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Neo V with 4.0 ICS update — battery problem

My Sony Xperia Neo V battery performance has gone down very badly after upgrading to ICS. It mainly happens when I have my mobile data/internet turned on. How can I improve the battery performance?
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THL W3 with v4.0.4 - periodically getting “Restricted Access Changed” and losing all SIM services

What happens exactly: when I use my SIM's data connection, after 1-5 minutes of operation (be it while the phone is active or locked), I get a notification "Restricted Access Changed", losing all SIM ...
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Email doesn't sync over data, does sync over Wi-Fi

Ok, I just got a Droid Mini and I've been trying to get it to sync both the Gmail and the stock email applications when I'm using the data connection. They refuse to auto-sync until I switch to Wi-Fi, ...
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Why does my phone have no data connection when roaming?

My mobile carrier in the US (Sprint) provides free domestic roaming for data and calls. However, whenever I am roaming, I have no data connection (in-bound and out-bound calls work fine). I am using ...
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How to use at&t signal on tmobile note3?

Where I live tmobile had pitiful data signal but at&ts is great stuck with tmobile for awhile so was hoping for a way to use there signal? Phones rooted on stock rom/kernel via root de la vega. ...
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Data connection problem with my galaxy s3

Hi I have a peculiar data connection problem with my Samsung Galaxy S3. Cellular connections work fine at first however when the mobile loses signal and then reconnects after sometime, the data ...
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Managing ME under contacts list (Samsung Galaxy SIII Mini)

When I first got this phone I set up all my accounts like Google+, GMail, Skype and in contacts automatically appeared ME as first on the list, with my picture from Google+ and small icons of Google+ ...
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Galaxy SIII has a weak data connection

I've noticed that my Galaxy SIII has a very weak data connection at times. This occurs even when people around me with the same phone and carrier (T-Mobile) have perfectly adequate connections. Are ...
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rescale data usage graph

The 'Data Usage' screen is scaled to 100GB . My data plan is limited after the first month to 500MB because I am somewhat Scots. How do I rescale that graph? My Samsung Meta has Android 4.2.2
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Allow only specific apps to use cell data, only when on 3G

I use Tasker to sync every 30 mins when on 3G. I'm on a limited data plan, and the only apps I use constantly are browser, a Twitter app (Echofon) and Whatsapp. Is there a way to allow only these apps ...
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Chrome / internet hogging dat

I have an HTC One using 4.3 I have recently "lost" a lot of data. I think I've narrowed it down to Chrome, which hogs about 10mb every morning around 6am. This is detailed as "foreground" in my usage ...
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How to stop fallback from H+ to 3G data

Is it possible, and if so how, to lock the phone to using H+ for data and not dropping back to 3G? I suspect it isn't (firmware of the radio hardware I'm guessing) but there's times where I would be ...
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How to force network operator selection once and for all?

I'm using HTC Desire running stock Android 2.2 (with HTCs enhancements). There's a network operation selection in Settings / Wireless & netwokrs / Mobile networks / Network operators, which allows ...
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2G disconnects Frequently

I have Intel XOLO (X900), I use a Airtel data connection(India). The network in my mobile 2G disconnects whenever I go home(at home there is poor network coverage). After I come out of my house, still ...
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3G web browsing problems despite full bars

I consistently have problems browsing the web via my 3G connections despite the fact that it shows that I've got a "good" signal. Often I will have the blue bars but they eventually turn grey after ...
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How does Android measure connectivity state? [duplicate]

I know Android has some sort of connectivity measurement, because when there's connectivity the wifi or phone network icons will turn either green or blue, depending on the Android version. In my ...
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Simple way to toggle between 2G and 3G connection

TL;DR Usually, I have my device locked to "2G only" for multiple reasons: saving battery-life no need for "high-speed" to simply be informed about new mail or doing the little contacts/calendar ...
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How can I monitor and log data connection mode and rate, and log with location?

I would like to understand what connection type and theoretical data rate my phone is using for its data connection, and how it changes with different locations. I'm not looking for an actual data ...
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With Android 4.4 (KitKat), my notification icons are always gray. Am I in trouble?

With Android 4.3 and earlier, gray/white signal icons in the notification bar informed about connection trouble concerning the Google Services (see e.g. What does it mean when the connectivity icons ...
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After rooting my verizon Galaxy S3, I have no data or cellular connection?

So, when I first rooted my phone, everything worked fine. I had used CM 10.1 (Or at least some version of Cyanogenmod). Being curious, I wanted to try other ROMs. I then installed MUIU v5. Didn't like ...
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Are GPS-tracking apps data dependent?

Are GPS-tracking apps data dependent or will devices use GPS signals alone, to notify their locations? I am looking for a GPS-tracking app to track family members on a trip where we gonna have ...
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3G connectivity lost; reboot required to restore it

Similar to this question, but slightly different/worse: Restart data connection when stalled? Every so often – usually every day – I'll lose data connectivity (the icon in the status bar goes grey). ...
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Connection problems 3G/4G (Mobile data)

Phone: Samsung Galaxy S3, Mobile data enabled, APN configured for T-mobile Applications: MightyText, BrowserTexting Internet connection is working, i can use browsers, gtalk, IMO, etc. The problem ...
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How to use XMPP/Jabber while switching between networks?

When running a Jabber client what happens (or what should happen) when switching networks (or when losing connectivity and the GSM/UMTS modem reconnects)? Can a mobile Android Jabber client (e.g. ...
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Is it possible for my mobile carrier to track my wifi usage and bill me accordingly?

I watch a lot of inspiration videos from TED (www.ted.com.au) on my new Galaxy S2 phone. However, I only do this when I am at home and can access my home wifi network. My home wifi and the phone's 3G ...
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Why can't apps connect to the internet?

Running on both WiFi and mobile connection, the browser can connect to the internet ok but apps can not connect. What can cause this? Samsung Galaxy S
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Block all connections except a single host server ? (block by server not by app)

My mobile company offers a free package for facebook with unlimited bandwidth , however when I open my 3G connection the mobile automatically connects to unknown servers (maybe google) and the mobile ...
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Network problems with Samsung Galaxy Young (S6312)

I'm having a network problem with my Samsung Galaxy Young (S6312) device. Sometimes while trying to make a call, even though the signal indicator shows 2 or 3 bars, the device displays a message like ...
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Wi-Fi with no data

This has always bugged me, but I really don't know the best way to ask it (sorry if this is a duplicate): Some Wi-Fi networks that I use require secondary authentication (via a browser, etc), and ...
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Sometimes Data (2g) hang in my xperia mini pro with custom os cm9.1

I always active the mobile data but sometimes it hang I need to restart for check email or other internet activity. What should I do? Please advice me My Phone is Sony XPERIA mini pro. I installed ...
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Disable mobile data during standby

I keep my mobile data (2G/3G) always on, but when the screen turns off (standby), I want it to automatically get disabled. Turn the screen back on, and it should automatically enable itself. Is there ...
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Data voice calls app

Does a free app exist in the UK which can be installed on two android phones allowing you to make free data voice calls over an internet WiFi connection for free without having to register a new ...
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Can I use 2 android phones as walkie talkie? (without internet!)

I want to use 2 (or more) android phones as walkie-talkie (i.e. they talk each other without needing internet/voice call). Of course this should work with WiFi, because it doesn't make much sense a ...
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How to check internet connection every xx minutes and log the result?

I am having issues with internet connection - only at home and only sometimes. I want to debug it so I am looking for an application that would check the internet connection every xx minutes and log ...
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internet connecton problem in my android (sony xperia sola)

I am from Bangladesh. My android (sony xperia sola) shows my phone not provisioned for network or my network is not connected.But i connect my network as my service provider said.What can i do now.I ...
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data packet automatically activated on gingerbread 2.3.6

I just upgraded my samsung galaxy SL to gingerbread 2.3.6 After that, everytime my data packet is automatically activated all the time. I switch off my mobile network data and lock my phone, and then ...
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Xperia U: Network state is shown as UNKNOWN, data connection not working

I'm using stock Sony Xperia U. Data connection was working well until yesterday. All of a sudden I can't access 2G/3G data, it shows network state "UNKNOWN" when checked with the code *#*#4636#*#*. ...
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Connection to home server via https – works with WiFi, but not with 3G

I have a very weird issue with my phone (Alcatel 997D running Android 4.0.4). Let me start at the beginning. I provide certain services (mostly syncing stuff, Firefox and Cal/CardDAV) on a server with ...
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HTC G2 sudden data failure, repeated connection attempts

I've had a HTC G2 with t-mobile for about 3 years now with Android 2.3.4 (never rooted). Yesterday the phone suddenly lost the ability to connect data networks. The data connection icon appears for a ...
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Google+ Background Data Usage

My 1GB data pack (3G) was running out a bit faster than normal, so I started investigating using the Data Usage tool (Android 4.1.2 Nexus S). That's when I found out the Google+ app had used 300 MB in ...
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How to use internet from another basic mobile through bluetooth?

How to connect an android phone with the basic phone having unlimited data packs . How to use the data on their phone in android using bluetooth?
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How to prevent cell tower switching and data cut off

Samsung Galaxy S4 here. I found that my phone often switches cell towers through an app called GSM signal monitoring. I don't know if this is the phone's fault or not, but the most annoying thing ...
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My phone hates 2G + Sd Card

my HTC Wildfire with CM7 - RC4, doesn't like a combination of two things: Data enabled on a 2G Network SD Card inserted. When these two conditions are met, either the phone will slow down to a ...
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How to disable cellular when WiFi is present?

I perform all my communication via the internet (Jabber, SIP), so I only need cellular as a backup. Additionally, coverage at my home is near to nonexistent and as a result, battery drains in a few ...
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Google maps doesn't have data connection

Ever since upgrading my Nexus 4 to CyanogenMod 10.1-20130304, Google Maps behaves improperly. I have not noticed the problem with any other app. I can open the Maps app, and it will show me where I ...
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How to automatically connect to a wiFi network and turn off 4g LTE

I'd like my Samsumg Galaxy S4 verizon phone to be able to connect to my preferred wifi networks (office and home) automatically, while at the same time turn off the 4G LTE data plan. As of right ...