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4G mobile data being used even when mobile data setting is off?

I have a Motorola Moto G, the 4G version, with the original ROM upgraded to the latest version (4.4.4 official from Motorola). The first thing I did when I got it was the same I have done when I got ...
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How to set data usage cycle to non-monthly value?

My network operator charges to my account every 28 days rather than every month. How can I change the data usage cycle length under Settings > Connections > Data Usage accordingly?
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How to limit/throttle WiFi data speed 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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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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Can you limit data for a number of apps and leave others unlimited?

I've got a monthly plan that gives me 100mb of data for use with any app except for WhatsApp, Facebook (messenger) and Twitter, which are unlimited and will not consume my data. Is there a way to ...
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Help! 25 unkown apps messing with my phone

These apps keep showing up in my data usage screen. I have no idea what they are or where they came from. There are 25 of them by the way. All they seem to do is use up data and interfere with my ...
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How to display/obtain detailed app data usage of last 24h?

I know Android has a nice built-in way to visualize the monthly data usage on a daily basis. It also displays the cumulative data transfered data per app per cycle (1 month). Where are the data usage ...
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How to set personal interval to check data usage?

On my Nexus 4 with stock Lollipop, I can check the usage data month by month, but my subscription is every 30 days (around the 15th). New contracts last 28 days, so there is more difference between ...
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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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How to turn off data after a certain amount

How to turn off data after a certain amount Aim: To make my data turn off after it reaches a predefined amount of data to use. For example, I am using my portable hotspot to my computer with my ...
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Exclude one program in data usage

My provider provides rdio for free. This generates data traffic, but is not taken from my data plan. How can I exclude this program from data usage limit and or calculation?
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Huge unexplained data transfer - investigating

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3, and I do normal usage with it (web, reddit, mail, texts no netflix some youtube clips and not much streaming overall). Have been using it for about 2.5 year, without ever ...
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Why is Exchange Services using so much data in the USA?

I just returned to the USA after some time abroad and got cell service with one of the Big Four. Almost immediately I noticed that my battery life was depleted. I'm running Cyanogen Mod 12.1 Snapshot. ...
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Huge Data Usage started last month - 4GB over mothly average

I have an HTC One (M8) with Cyanogenmod 12 (12-20150625-snapshot-yng4nao09n-m8) which I have been using since June. Before that I had a different version of CM on the same phone and did a full reset. ...
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How can I manage/track the data use on a HTC Inspire? [duplicate]

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 ...
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how to count 3g trafic received via usb dongle (modem)

I would like to limit trafic received via usb dongle. I use android 4.4 on chuwi hi8 with huawei e173 modem. However android itself does not count the trafic (counts only wifi) and all soft ...
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how to monitor mobile data usage but exclude wi-fi

I'm aware there are a large number of data monitoring apps for android but as far as I can see, they all include wi-fi usage in the total. Since my wi-fi usage is unmetered, I only want to monitor 3g ...
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How can I record mobile network traffic?

I need to record edge/3g mobile traffic in pcap file. I can't find any working app for this. How can I do this? Samsung Galaxy s3, root, cyanogenmod11.
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What do the two different colors mean in the Data Usage graph?

The Google Dialer app consumed all my data in the background for reasons unbeknownst to me on my Nexus 5. I restarted my phone in safe mode. When I went to check the app data usage again (just to make ...
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How to configure maximum internet speed?

I would like to set a maximum value for upload and download speeds. I want to do this so that the monthly consumption of bandwidth per month would be reduced. This would help reduce the costs ...
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Is filtering url requests coming through mobile data hotspot possible? (whitelist nanny)

As a teacher I would like to implement a student response system (SRS) in which students connect to access an SRS website (e.g., Socrative) by logging their mobiles onto my Android tablet hotspot. The ...
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How can I diagnose what is using my 3g connection in small packets

My GSM carrier rounds all used data up to 100KB. Which means that if some app is sending/receiving 500 bytes, I get charged for 100KB. Lately I observed that I go through several hundred megabytes ...
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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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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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How to reduce the quality of streaming on Galaxy S4

I recently upgraded from Galaxy S1 (Android 2.3.5) to S4 (SGH-I337M with Android 4.4.2) The thing is before I couldn't have the Chrome browser because was not compatible and my YouTube app played ...
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Details on Android OS massive data usage

Yesterday Android OS on my Nexus 5 transferred 44,7 GB (!) data over both WiFi (42,2 GB) and mobile data (2,5 GB). I have no idea why the data transfer started, and I have no idea why it stopped after ...
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Sudden surge in network usage by unknown processes

Phone Details: Model: Nexus 4 (mako) Current ROM: Paranoid Android 4.3-BETA2 Xposed Present? Yes I flashed the new Paranoid Android 4.4- BETA1 today and noticed my phone downloading something. I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...