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I've found the culprit! I went to Settings > Call > Internet call settings and deleted the SIP account I had once created and forgot. The phone kept reaching the SIP server (probably to check for incoming calls). I had to install a packet sniffer on the phone (tPacketCapture) to see where the requests where going and realize I had configured a SIP account.


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Depending on what apps you have installed, apps like facebook, twitter, google+ and others will download data in the background to keep current when you open the app. With ICS, you can disable background data usage for specific apps: (click to enlarge) this is visible in the system settings -> data usage. you should then see a list of apps that are using ...


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The list of applications with backups as well as how much space each backup uses is on your Google Account Dashboard under "Android Devices". Unfortunately, there isn't, I believe, any way to control it other than turning it on or off entirely.


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If your device is running at least Android 4.0, you can use Androids native data management: Data Usage configuration on Android 4.0+ (source: Droid-Life.com, click image to enlarge) Here you can setup an overall data volume (a requirement for the second step -- but one can set that rather high, like 4 GB): tick the Set mobile data limit checkbox, and ...


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Have you looked at something like Onavo Count to monitor data usage?


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What other apps related to mobile data are you using? Is there any battery saver app that are using? they can turn your data on or off automatically. Whatsapp doesn't have the permission to enable mobile data. So it must be some other app. still you can use 3G WatchDog to check if whatsapp is the culprit.


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You can't set an icon on the notification bar to "let you be online all the time", it's not user defining option. But the service is always running, like THelper said, you don't have to mind that, you'll receive the messages without the icon appearing all the time.


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Found out that the issue is not persisting on nexus 4 and only in nexus 5.(Thats very strange.) Temporary Solution until Google fixes this. Just root your phone and freeze Android System Update. That will fix the mysterious data consumption issue.


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You could try going to Settings→Data usage, define a global limit (can be imaginary, e.g. 5 GB), and then scroll to "suspect apps": open their entries, scroll down, and check "limit background data". Then those wouldn't use background data while on mobile data, while working as usual when on WiFi or in foreground. That's what I did with e.g. Google Play (to ...


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Try Android Firewall from the Play Store. You could create a "White list" that starts off with denying all network activity for all apps, to which you'd then allow just your tethering to go through. Then, when you want everything to go through again, just disable the firewall...Or better yet create another white list that you can switch to.


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I have a similar problem and checking on the Dashboard under the Android Devices (as suggested by derobert) I see that I have: Android Wallpaper Backup date: 5 Jul 2014 22:33 Backup size: 5.66 MB I read that ciberandy has similar values so maybe the problem is related to an application I'm using to change my wallpaper every hour: Zedge. Mendel too ...


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Quite certain that this is a bug in Nexus 4. Ended up using close to 100 MB for Android OS last month and my current plan is only for 350 MB. Turning off 'Google backup' did not really have much of an impact as indicated in many forums. I did notice that 'Android OS' is active only when connected to my mobile network and not when connected to Wifi. The ...


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It seems that Google doesn't allow us more insight and no way to influence the backed up data. It's true that the Google Dashboard shows a little more detail about the saved data. But it takes a day or two for the information to appear, and it's definitely not complete. I reactivated the cloud backup feature about a week ago, it has uploaded 178 MB of ...


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I'm not really sure why it happens, but I've experienced the same issue in the past with the very same phone. It usually happened when I was travelling, such that once I arrived at a new destination, I'd suddenly get text messages delivered. The issue did seem to go away when I installed a custom rom (the latest Cyanogenmod at the time). I've since gotten ...


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Facebook's notifications come through Google Cloud Messaging (GCM). As such, the Facebook app itself isn't using the network at all, as all apps' GCM messages come through one connection, owned by the Google Play Services process. There's no user control for individual GCM endpoints. It's up to Facebook to provide an option for notifications.


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On my HTC Wildfire (Buzz) running Android 4.0.4 I find the corresponding option in Settings→Data Usage, when I hit the "Menu" button. This brings up A sub-menu with 4 checkboxes: Data-Roaming, Background Data, Show WiFi, Linear Scale. Tapping the "Background data" option I am informed: background data only can be limited if you defined an overall ...


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You can check the background process limit box. Its the best way to limit your background processes and in a way save your battery. You can also use power saving mode if you have one....


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I don't know what Avast is doing there (I do not use any AntiVirus app, as I see no benefit from it). But as to the second part of your question: You should not really need to explicitly close an app, as Android normally does a good job taking care itself. For details, please see the Process LifeCycle description as described on the Android developers page ...


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Touch the notification and it will go away. Of course, this will re-enable background data. The thing here is, it's meant to be annoying. Many of your apps use background data in order to sync themselves or receive updates, notifications or whatever from the network, and without it, they can't do that. If apps do background data correctly then this can ...


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If your device is rooted you can use LBE Privacy Guard to allow/deny network access based on a per-app setting (and much more). Since I couldn't find the version I use (and shown in the screenshots) on the market minutes ago I think there's a new version of it available. But I didn't get an update via Android Market on my phone.



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