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This is now built into Android in Ice Cream Sandwich. You can view usage per application, set limits and restrict background data. Some more information: http://androidadvices.com/set-mobile-data-limit-usage-ice-cream-sandwich-devices/ NetCounter monitors mobile and wifi traffic.


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That is done by gpsd. The XTRA files are the current GPS Almanac. The location of where to download the XTRA files to is defined in /system/etc/gps.conf. These files contain data that speed up the GPS, which will result in faster GPS position fixes.


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Go to: Settings > Wireless & networks > Mobile networks. Make sure the "Data roaming" checkbox is unchecked. That will keep you from roaming accidentally, since you will have to enable it. If you want to enable it and use roaming lightly, there are some apps in the Market that will track your data usage for you. However, in my experience roaming ...


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OK, I think the answer to your question is that Pandora's stream is never more than 64 kbps for mobile devices, whereas Google Music uses 320 kbps MP3s and there's no downsampling. That's 5 times the amount of data, assuming Pandora doesn't use a better format than MP3. Since Google Music transcodes your files, I don't think you have much of an option ...


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In Settings -> Wireless & Networks -> Data Usage you should be able to uncheck the "set mobile data limit". The limit will stop data usage when you reach the limit. (You probably have this unchecked already). On this screen is where you can move the "warning" levels up so you will not reach them and you will not receive the notification. One thing to ...


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Don't know of any YouTube option for that end, but if you are open to use an app to limit other apps, you can give a go to Onavo Count | Monitor Data that has an option to limit the app to Wi-Fi only: Save money on your mobile bill - avoid costly overage fees! Onavo Count puts you in control of your 3G data plan. Easy setup, three brand new widgets, ...


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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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If you have a rooted device you can filter which specific apps can access the 3G connection with DroidWall.


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Using wifi == not using your data plan. So that will help reduce data usage from your provider. So long as you are not streaming (music/video/youtube/etc) or downloading large amounts of data (podcasts, for example) then you should be fine. Or at least save those activities for when you are on wifi. Downloading apps: each app can be anywhere from 100kb ...


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There's a program on Google Play called Network TrafficStats Lite that does this in most Android versions. If your phone happens to be compatible to Ice Cream Sandwich, consider upgrading as this feature is built in.


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Yes, such internet-based applications normally use background services to stay connected with their servers and use mobile data when Wi-Fi is not available. But data usage is often very low for such background apps. If you want to stop any data usage of any app when you are not using internet apps, you can disable mobile data temporarily. To do so, Go to ...


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Well, if you had your 3G off, then they can't access that, I suggest if you didn't override it, use APNdroid from the market to do so and it also features a good widget. Anyways, applications can't override your WiFi settings, if it's off, then they can't turn it on, but if you left your 3G on without any overriding application, like APNdroid, then they ...


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NetCounter is good for monitoring overall traffic.


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DroidWall is an application (for rooted phones) that will let you select which applications are allowed to use which data networks (WiFi vs. Cellular/2G/3G/4G). You can use it to make sure that certain applications always have data access when needed and restrict other applications to WiFi (or even no acess).


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Actually the predictive search from the address bar sends the text you enter to Google to provide the search predictions. For example, if you start to type "search" and get to "sea" it suggests "sears", "seattle times", "sean parker" etc...


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First, let me say that network data counting in Android is not so easy, because there is no API which provides this information in a clean way. The App developers have to work with some Linux internals and other issues. This is why most traffic counting Apps don't work on every hardware/software combination. For exaple I had an app that worked with Eclair ...


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Click the notification which will open Data usage settings and move the orange warning bar above data usage level. Next warning will appear when the warning level is exceeded again.


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Assuming you've got Android 4.0 or higher, you can do the following: Go to Settings→Data Usage Activate the limit by marking the checkbox, and moving the red and orange bars for "Deactivation" and "Warning" (hint: you can set them imaginary high to not have any effect -- but they must be enabled) Now scroll the list below the graph and tap the apps ...


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I assume you're talking about the Youtube app. As far as i know videos are only preloaded when your phone is charging and connected to wifi. When a video is preloading it shows a little white arrow pointing down on the bottom right of the video (when viewing your watch it later list). When it has fully preloaded it shows a green circle with a white down ...


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NetCounter will keep track of data usage. It may not be 100% accurate, but it would be a decent estimate.


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Yes. I agree with everything that Bryan has said but want to add... You can use an app like Phone Usage that helps you monitor your network traffic. The Pro version ($2.35) also allows you to set data limits that will send you a notification if you go over. So you could set it to 125 MB and you'd know when you are getting close and you can throttle down ...


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No, the data shouldn't pass through Google servers unless you are viewing a site hosted by Goolge.


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You want to monitor any apps that use data in the background. It's hard to say which ones because there are so many and I have no idea what you have installed. I recommend installing two apps to help you monitor and control your data so you don't go over: Phone Usage - This app allows you to monitor how much data you are using and set daily, weekly and ...


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Apps use ad cache to show you ads when both Wi-Fi and mobile network are disabled. You can use something like DroidWall to prevent an app accessing the Internet. But this requires a rooted phone.


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What if you used tasker/locale with this plugin? You could then turn off data using APNdroid.


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The sync traffic for gmail/facebook/weather/... is neglectable (If you have normal text messages with small attachments). For Skype voice calls, you should estimate 4-7 KiB/s (~ 25 MiB/h). Users always underestimate the 1GB included traffic. I had the same thought, that it could get tight at the end of the month. But I forgot that: At home and at work ...


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It is a very simple tool, but I like apndroid to totally disable data while leaving basic phone functionality intact. It has a nice toggle widget. There are also settings that can help with this. On my Nexus One, there are settings here: Settings -> Wireless & Network Settings -> Mobile Networks Your mileage may vary depending on your model. You can ...


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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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I use Data counter widget And 3G watchdog to keep 3G traffic under control.



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