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Why has my Samsung Galaxy S2 become a data hog?

My father has a Samsung Galaxy S2 with the stock GB and un-rooted. The phone has been working flawlessly, but lately (since about 2-3 days) it began to use a crazy amount of data. He normally uses ...
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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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Why did the app name “Android OS” suddenly spike in data usage?

I have a couple of questions here. I am using the 2nd generation Nexus 7 tablet (wifi only) that was connected to my personal mobile hot spot. Yesterday, I saw a spike in my data usage that was ...
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Do the apps that require a full internet access override android network settings?

You all know that some apps require "full internet access', and other permissions. Some use it for ads, some use it for other reasons, etc. So, can these apps access the internet when my wifi network ...
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How can I control wi-fi data use?

I'll be taking a vacation next summer, and on the cruise data use is sold per megabyte. If I JUST want to check e-mail on my android device, how the heck do I do that? How do I prevent all the other ...
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AFWall+ is not blocking apps

I've used AFWall+ to block Weather Services Pro from using my data plan, but My Data Manager app still shows it in the top 3 of data plan use. Is there some background process using data that isn't ...
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What are the IP addresses used by Proxy Browser For Android app?

I've asked a question before Find Proxy IP address used by Android app on how to see network traffic by an android app, I still can't figure it out. Here's the app that's bothering me ...
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How can I set a data cap per application?

In Android, you can see how many data each application has used. You can also forbid an application from using data by hand. And you can set an automatic data cap for the entire system. But is there a ...
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Is there any way to dump the Data Usage log through the ADB shell?

The reason I would need to dump these data is because in smalls display (S5301) doesn't fit everything and data is cut. I couldn't do anything to move that graphic. Look, I've searched in Google ...
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4G data monitor?

I have seen, and have used several data monitors to see my data usage. This is not strictly necessary, as I am on Sprint and have an unlimited data plan. But in my searching, I have not been able to ...
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How to limit WiFi data traffic on my Android device?

I am testing an Android application and need to understand how does the app behave on different internet speeds. An example of test case is: 1. set the maximum bandwidth to 20kbps and check how it ...
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OS services and Android OS using data

I have a question following up Locking applications to wifi only data connections: I followed the guide given in its answer and notice some applications (like Android OS) don't have the option to be ...
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Locking applications to wifi only data connections

So I've switched to a tiered data plan. Is there a way to lock certain applications from using 3g/4g and instead only use connected wifi.
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Is 150 MB / month enough for limited use? [closed]

I've been thinking about getting a pre-owned Samsung Fascinate from Verizon for $40. I can't afford a $30/month unlimited data plan, but I was considering the $15/month 150MB data plan. I'm planning ...
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Wow, my Android OS used 1.75GB in 5 days

I just purchased a samsung galaxy s2 from Virgin Mobile on the 7th of May 2013. Have it activated on the 8th of May 2013. Can anyone tell me why my Android OS would have used up 1.75 GB of data in ...
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Google Services hogging data - how to stop it? [duplicate]

Note: there is a related question to this, however it has no definitive answer. Asking in case anyone has discovered any solutions in the intervening period. Onavo count continually reports that ...
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1answer
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Traffic analysis and inconsistent results on Nexus One

my question is aimed to those who have already performed some kind of network traffic analysis on Android. My device is a rooted Nexus One. I've developed a simple C program, using Pcap Libraries, ...
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2answers
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What could cause large discrepancies in reported data use?

On my Galaxy s3, 3 different reports on (cellular) data usage are giving me 3 wildly different answers. My data counter widget reports 1.26GB transferred, up and down total. Android's internal data ...
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1answer
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How can I tell if a Watch Later video has been successfully preloaded?

Preloading of 'Watch Later' videos has been enabled, but I do not know how to tell when a video I am about to watch has been successfully pre-loaded by the YouTube app. As others have noted (Youtube ...
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Measure data used by android app

Is there any way I could measure the data being used by the components in my android app? If yes, how can I do it? For example, Say I have an app A with X and Y components, I would like to know that ...
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How do I disable the data usage warning and notification in ICS?

I'm running ICS on a Galaxy Nexus and my data plan is grandfathered in from the days of unlimited data with my carrier- so I don't need any warning or notification for the amount of data I'm using. ...
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1answer
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wifi only when traveling; also necessary to turn off packet data?

My son has a Galaxy S3 and is travelling to Russia. He'd like to be able to use his phone for Internet use, and Skype, when connected to Wifi. Otherwise, he doesn't want to incur extra or roaming ...
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Does adding a google account to phone increase data charges?

I've written an app that uses google push notifications to install upgrades. The problem is that certain companies that my app is rolled out to, have phones that are running Android 2.3.6. This means ...
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How to monitor the amount of data traffic?

I would like to monitor how much data-traffic I use. How?
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1answer
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Traffic of Opera Mini vs Mobile with Turbo

How much traffic does Opera Mini user compared to Opera Mobile with Turbo enabled? I suppose it's less but I haven't seen any numbers.
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Why is my data traffic option grayed out? [closed]

I have a Samsung Galaxy S II, running android 2.3, and recently noticed that certian applications have been using the internet a lot for things such as ads . So I decided to dis-enable data traffic. ...
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Viewing app's internet activity by URL? [duplicate]

How would I go about viewing the activity of an app based on what HTTP requests it is sending and receiving? For example, I have an app that gets me statistics for a video game I play. I want to know ...
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How much data does Google Maps navigation use?

Does anyone have a rough number for how much data Google Maps navigation uses per, say, 100 miles or something? I know it will vary slightly by user and area, but I'm just looking for an ...
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1answer
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How to limit data usage of individual apps?

There are many apps out there to limit data usage of entire system. Using Firewall, I can block an app from accessing Internet, too. But, I don't want these. I want to limit data usage of individual ...
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3answers
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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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3answers
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Phone keeps downloading data with no user activity, where's the leak?

I've got a strange problem. My HTC Incredible running MIUI has a data leak of some sort. It downloaded over 4 GB's of data last month and I can't seem to figure out where it's coming from. I've ...
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2answers
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Monitoring phone usage and limits

I have 100 minutes of free talk every week, 25 free SMS every week and 2GB of Internet data usage in a month. Nothing alerts me when one of these thresholds has been exceeded. Is there any way to ...
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1answer
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Mobile data limiter keeps enabling itself

I'm 'grandfathered' in on Verizon's old 'unlimited' data program so I'm trying to get the data limiter to be completely disabled (or removed if that's possible). Going to system->data usage->and ...
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Extract or view data usage for specific times

In Android 4.0 there's data usage I can see how much for date to date was used. I want to see for specific date and only 1h from specific time. How can I view this already used data usage? DON'T post ...
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Limit YouTube to Wi-Fi only

My daughter loves to share videos on YouTube with her friends. As a result she's blown through her monthly 2GB data allotment on multiple occasions. While I've educated her on the difference between ...
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Packet monitoring on phone

I suspect one of the apps on my phone is sending private data back to its servers. I'd like to analyze the traffic generated by this app. Specifically, I'd like to monitor the requests it's making ...
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Android OS (ICS) consumes more data in background in Funbook

I bought Micromax Funbook P3000 (All Winner A10-based clone) one month back and I have a 3G USB Dongle (Tata Photon+), I have a 10 GB plan, in that 5GB was used by Android OS itself. How to stop this ...
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3answers
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How can I disable mobile data connectivity on my Sanyo Zio?

I have a pay as you go Android phone. I only pay 10 dollars per 3 months (or something like that). That means that every cent counts before I run out of money. I want this phone for emergency reasons ...
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3answers
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Possibility of monitoring internet traffic in case where galaxy tab is used as a mobile access point?

My employer gave me the Galaxy Tab. I am using it as a mobile access point (Wi-Fi) connection for my home computer. I do not have other internet access. I would like to know if my employer can ...
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1answer
332 views

When I back out of an app is it still using up my data?

When I am coming out of an app such as facebook, do I just back out of it and is it still using up my data?
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1answer
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Display data usage by application [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to monitor the amount of data traffic? Is there a way I can monitor how much data all the individual apps use? All the traffic monitors I have found only show the ...
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1answer
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How does Android determine which apps are “social networking” apps for data usage purposes? [closed]

My phone carrier (Bell Canada) says that in addition to my maximum data limit, I have "unlimited social network" usage. I'm wondering which apps count as social networking apps? As an Android ...
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1answer
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DCS Service on HTC Desire Z

I installed My Data Manager to see how much data traffic my phone generates and I noticed that there's some "DCS Service" using on average 180MB (!) per month. DCS Service is not something I ...
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How to turn of Google Samsung Nexus Galaxy `3g`/`mobile data usage` warning?

After turning data mobile usage warning on as described here The exceeded-limit notification stay in my notification list which is very annoying. I cannot remove it - ie. I just need it to notify me ...
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Why does my phone consume megabytes of traffic when idle?

I have installed Traffic Monitor to check how much data is transferred between my phone and the rest of the world. The traffic is categorized by application, but there is also the category "system ...
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1answer
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Media Storage: what is it, and why is it using all my data?

I am only 5 days into my Billing cycle, and noticed that already like 1/3rd of my data has been used (thanks to My Data Manager)... So I looked to see what has used all this data, and it says it is ...
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1answer
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Seeing Huge Amount of Data Usage with Google Music

I have recently purchased the Galaxy Nexus, and I am extremely happy with it. As part of that purchase, I decided to bring all my music into Google Music. So, I've been using Google Music on my way ...
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1answer
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What controls the 3G radio sleep time?

Is there any way to control how/when the 3G radio goes to sleep? Is that, in fact, what it is doing?
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Why is my Android fetching http://xtra3.gpsonextra.net/xtra.bin upon start?

I notice my HTC Desire fetches http://xtra3.gpsonextra.net/xtra.bin when it boots (and before I enter the PIN). What is that ? Here's the HTTP Request sent: GET /xtra.bin HTTP/1.1 Accept: */*, ...
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How can I manage/track the data use on a HTC Inspire?

I thought this would be a popular question but couldn't find it here so if you do please let me know. My mother just got a new HTC Inspire and is brand new to using a data plan. Since she is worried ...