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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Does adb shell RUN_IN_BACKGROUND ignore really works?

I did ./adb shell cmd appops set com.whatsapp RUN_IN_BACKGROUND ignore for lots of apps in my android. However, when I go into the app settings, I still can press "force stop". Does that ...
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Are there any issues with allowing the KLMS Agent app (part of Samsung KNOX) to be restricted by Data Saver?

I use the "Data Saver" feature to extend battery life and to prevent/reduce apps from accessing the internet when the phone/tablet is sleeping and when they are not supposed to be running. ...
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What are all these Google internet hosts (domains) and why is stripped-down Android connecting to all of them?

Technology users are faced with a challenge: Allowing our tech devices to work without them invading our privacy. Obviously choosing products carefully is a critical step. Unfortunately, the two main ...
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Removed apps and users, Android OS uses too much data

I've noticed that Removed apps and Users uses too much data on the background. But dont know the reason. In this photo I can see that Removed apps and users, and Android OS uses too much data. How to ...
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How secure is your data in Android when an app is given access to storage, camera, contacts

I am just trying to understand that, these days most of the apps require access to things like camera, storage, contacts. Is there any data privacy link to read through for an app consumer to know ...
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Data usage setting not functioning

I have a moto e6 running android 9. I have tinkered, trying to minimize unwanted background data usage and memory utilization. Now the data usage, visible via settings, doesn't work, staying at 0. ...
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Suspected malware on stock apps in a Mediatek mtk65* based phone

I have an old(2016) Mediatek mtk6580 chipset phone(non rooted/stock). Couple days back, I downloaded an app called "Apk extractor" from play store, and extracted the system apps to the ...
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Why do restricted apps still use data?

I am on Android 10 and just ditched netguard firewall to rely on the systems build in restriction options. But despite my below setting e.g. the Amazon app is still obviously online. screenshot of ...
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Can user application enable mobile data even when they are user disabled?

I am trying to localize app that is connecting to the internet even when I have mobile data disabled. Is it possible that user installed app (on Android 9) can enable mobile data when they are turned ...
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Chrome Uses Background Data Despite Its Background Data Has Been DISALLOWED in Android Setups

Android Chrome eats LOTS of background mobile data on my phone. This is despite the fact that in Android setups I DISALLOWED Chrome to use background data (i.e., Settings -> Connections -> Data usage -...
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Chrome on Android has just eaten all my data plan

I am using Chrome on Nexus 5X. Nothing like this ever happened until the last 2 days - my data plan was depleted suddenly, the carrier's app claimed that I have no more data, and when I checked my ...
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Google drive high data usage

I'm not sure if this is the right place to post... Yesterday, i opened Google drive to check and spreadsheet and everything looked fine. Today i see that this night Google drive has used about 600MB ...
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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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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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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