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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Show which program / task uses the camera (in background)

On my Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100 with CM11, I always hear a very subtle click of the autofocus whenever the camera app is loaded. Since some weeks, I heard that sound randomly, especially after every ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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 certain apps to use mobile data

Is there any way so that I can limit only one or two apps to use my mobile 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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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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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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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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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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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 ...