Questions tagged [background-data]

Data transferred in the background, i.e. without explicitly being triggered. This usually includes things like synchronizing your calendar and contact data.

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How to prevent most syncing with Google in Android 7.0 Nougat on Samsung devices?

In Android 7.0 Nougat on Samsung devices, you can go to Settings -> Clouds and accounts -> Accounts -> Google to see a list of all the Google sync options. Currently, Sync Calendar says "Tap to sync ...
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Android massive background data usage 38 GB month

I have Mediatek Smartphone with stock Android 7.0 and suddenly it increases data usage. Tracked it down to /data/data/com.android.email/cache which is occupying 1.6 GB. I have cleared cache many times ...
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Massive increase in data usage with no change in behaviour

The primary purpose of data connectivity on my phone is checking email. I don't surf the Web when I'm "bored" (I occasionally look up something that I absolutely have to know that can't wait until I ...
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Will apps exempted from background optimization be affected by low-battery triggered energy saving?

I disabled optimization for Whatsapp. I want to limit Whatsapp only if the battery is low. Does LineageOs 14 ignore the whitelist on low battery out of the box already? I'm wondering about this ...
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What is using WIFI on my device in the background?

DEVICE: HUAWEI HONOR PLAY (CORAL00), ANDROID 9, EMUI 9.0.0 A little back story: Today afternoon (around 12:00), a classmate took my phone to see about its features and stuff, spent some 8-10 mins ...
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Apps background data consumption notification?

Details: Samsung Galaxy On Max Android: 7.0 Carrier Network: Airtel Country: India I am using my device normally and suddenly when i saw message icon, i dragged down notification panel and it ...
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How to get an overview of which app are allowed to background data for Android 7

A user can enable or disable background data usage by following the following steps: From the Home screen, tap the app slider, then open "Settings". Select "Data usage". Select "Cellular data usage". ...
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Does “Data Saver” also apply to metered Wi-Fi?

The section Use Android Nougat’s "Data Saver" (Android 7.0+) under this site How to Restrict Background Data for Metered Wi-Fi Networks on Android mentions: Android 7.0 Nougat introduced a much ...
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How do I find out what is causing the app “Google” to use so much background data

Even though I have background data turned off, it is using incredibly high amounts of data to the point of being ridiculous. This is starting to cost me money as data is not unlimited in Canada. It's ...
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Phone won't connect to internet in the background! Why?

My phone (Galaxy Note 4) running Android 6.0.1 can't do anything internet related unless the process is running in the foreground. I've been dealing with it for so long, but now I'm stuck in the ...
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When turned on wi -fi something unknown uses data suddenly

When i turned on wi-fi something unknown uses data rapidly..I use android version 4.4.2 ..Can't find anything that uses data, I did a virus scan, and removed all unknown apps also,and there are just a ...
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Why do Docs, Sheets and Slides keep recreating their data?

Look, I am never, ever ever going to use Docs, Sheets and Slides on my LG K7 (running 5.1.1), but I have come to terms with the fact that there is no way to remove them from my phone without rooting, ...
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Completely disabling cellular data and limiting apps only to WiFi when available

I've recently (2 months ago) purchased my first smartphone. I'm on a sort of prepaid contract (I pay what I use in terms of calls and SMS and it's automatically withdrawn from my bank account). For ...
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Android system takes too much data usage

Checking through Glasswire application, Android system has the highest data usage everyday on my Android. I only used my phone for tethering to my laptop and it don't take that much of data (My laptop ...
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Gmail is consuming so much data in background

As you can see in the attached picture, Gmail has been consuming so much data, is this logical? (click image for larger variant)
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Disabled mobile data but some data still transmitted

I have expensive mobile data plan so I disabled mobile data in settings. But I still have a little amount of mobile data traffic every day that I paying for. (something near 100-1000 bytes, I ...
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How to stop Android apps starting automatically when internet connect?

How to stop Android apps (such as "todoist") starting automatically when internet connect? (non-root device)
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Why is Maps using outrageous amounts of background data?

I just got three auto-top up notifications amounting to total of about $50 from my network carrier. Upon checking data usage, I see that this month shot up to 5gb+ and the details show it was almost ...
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How can I limit data usage depending on whether the screen is on, or off/locked?

How can I limit data usage depending on whether the screen is on, or off/locked? For example, when the screen is off, data can only be sent and received at a reduced rate. Or, when the screen is off, ...
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So if Draw Over Other Apps is a bad thing, why are so many people wanting to enable the process?

I'm trying to keep my storage down because the apps I move to my SD card won't stay there, so whether it has any bearing on storage or not, I disabled it wherever I could. If I notice that an app ...
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Does turning “Background Data” off for an app apply to music?

I'm trying to limit the chance of me accidentally using mobile data when I don't want to, and one of my techniques was going to be turning off the "Background data" option for most of my third party ...
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Automatically toggle background data for a given app

I have one app that "misbehaves" when on mobile data – ie. it takes quite big bites out of my battery. I don't want to cut it off from mobile data completely, though – as I need it from time to time ...
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Why does Android OS data usage not count?

I have noticed that "Android OS" consumes a lot of data on my phone (LineageOS 14.1; Samsung Galaxy SIII GT-I9300; rooted). However, this data seems not to count for the overall data usage. As you can ...
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Identifying why Google Play Services is hogging background data

My biggest data usage is Google Play Services background data. Google Play Services is used by many other apps, hiding which app is actually responsible for the data usage. This also means you can'...
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How to prevent apps from using WiFi network?

I would like to prevents all app except one (which I use it in foreground) to use WiFi network. The phone is not rooted so the root firewall are not suitable, and also I don't want to use firewall ...
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Does restricting background data for an app turn off notifications too?

Does restricting background data also stop my phone from receiving notifications from restricted apps? For example: I go to Settings > Data usage > Cellular data usage > Facebook, then I turn off '...
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How to know the data consumption of android device within a very small date range

Background I watch my data consumption religiously, since the telcom operators in Lebanon charge an arm and a leg for every MB spent. The bundles cost ok, but when you exceed the bundle they charge ...
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How do I figure out what is using up all my data?

I typically only use between 1GB and 2GB per month of data. However, this month I was notified that I had exceeded my 4GB limit. I increased the limit to 7GB and within 4 days that was exceeded. I've ...
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limiting only one app to use data

Is there any way so that I can limit only one or two app to use my data in android 4.4.2. PS:- I know about blocking background data but I am curious about any other way.
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How to make android app run in background always in Honor 6x?

I am having Honor 6x in which if i open any app and then minimize then after 1 min it automatically closes. For Example i want to download using ADM (Advance Download Manager) where i plan download to ...
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Does turning off cellular data override restrict background data?

I have always assumed that turning off cellular data under Android settings/Data Usage meant no data use is possible. However, I found out there is another setting: restrict background data. If that ...
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What can I do to make only the active app use Internet?

I know there are few apps that can restrict apps from access internet, but I just want a simple app or a solution so that only the active app say WhatsApp uses the Internet and the rest apps don't ...
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No background data on Gingerbread

When I launch GooglePlay, I get kicked out with error "Background data disabled / Google Play Store needs background data to be enabled". The official help page (https://support.google.com/googleplay/...
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Paused download

I was downloading an app from play store, which got paused due to an error "enable background data". I could get rid of this error but in the notification center I still see incomplete and paused ...
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WhatsApp: Frequently sleeping

I have three Android devices. Lenovo A7000 with Stock ROM Lollipop 5.0 HTC Desire 620G with Stock ROM KitKat Samsung galaxy Tab 2 with custom ROM (Resurrection ROM) Lollipop 5.0.2. In all these ...
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Google Play Store claims background data is disabled when I'm not on cellular

When I try to run the Google Play store app on my Android 6.0 device, I get an error message telling me: Background data disabled Google Play Store needs background data to be enabled. When I click ...
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Android OS background data usage

Recently set up 2 Android smart phones for my sons earlier this month (around Dec 12th, 2015). On one of the phones, Android OS is showing a HUGE spike in background data usage. From Dec 12th until ...
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wifi is getting turned off and mobile data is getting turned on automatically

I am facing a weird scenario in my android phone since 2-3 days. My wi-fi is automatically getting turned off and my mobile data pack is getting turned on. It has been cost effective 2-3 days. I ...
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Unusual GApps running in background

I was always curious to look into the current running apps in my Android device(running KitKat 4.4.4) and check which app takes up more ram. As you can see in the screenshot, play music is running ...
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Why do apps like WhatsApp, Facebook run background services in android even though their apps on iOS without backgroung services

What is the reason for apps like WhatsApp running background services in andrioid even though in iOS they work smoothly without any background service
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did “restrict background data” *per-app* just disappear in an os update? (android 4.2.2)

Just noticed this now, I'm pretty sure option was there a few days ago... now I can't stop Play Store from using up my data. There is now a global "restrict data access" but it doesn't seem to apply ...
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Restrict Background Data

When I enable Restrict Background Data the pop up says that some apps and services will not work unless the device is connected to WiFi. How can I know which specific apps and services?
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Enable background usage of specific apps on Android 5: LG G3 skin

I remember that on my previous phone running Android 4.3 I was able to disable background usage of mobile internet, yet enable it for specific apps. Instructions to do so can be found on the Google ...
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Do applications run in user profiles that are not active / run in background profiles?

I configured 3 user profiles with each their own google account on my device (Nexus 5 with Android 5.1). When I switch the user profiles, do the applications keep running in the user profiles that ...
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How to troubleshoot Android System data usage

How to troubleshoot this? This didn't used to be so bad... Not sure if its a new app, updated app, OS malfunction or what. Android system is seemingly a black box. Are there any apps or techniques to ...
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Automatically restrict apps background data using Tasker

I've been using Tasker for a couple weeks after receiving this recommendation, and I have a few beginner questions. Here is one of them. I've set up a profile to lock the phone after 10 seconds of ...
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Restrict data for google play services

Google play services consumes some data. Can I restrict data access to it. Does user experience compromised if I do. If yes what are they?
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Restrict background data not working on android 4.2.2

Since updating my Samsung tablet to Android 4.2.2 I can no longer see the option to restrict background data when I select data usage > app > view app settings. For most apps now the view app settings ...
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App shows ads even after restricted background data

I restricted background data for my file manager app. But still when I open the app, I am getting ads at the bottom. How is that even possible? How the app able to connect to mobile data? Am I ...
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Why is Google Keep's use of background data suddenly through the roof?

I just got a warning from my provider that I had already used up 80% of this month's data plan. So I checked my data usage and saw that Google Keep had used a whopping 201 MB in background data, since ...