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"Mobile data" refers to data transferred via your mobile connection (2G/3G/4G) as opposed to WiFi. It may also refer to the capability of using a mobile data connection.

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Are these random UID applications spywares?

It's been a year since I am ignoring all these Applications using my data and battery. At first, I thought they could be apps that I uninstalled a while ago. But, no, every third day they were showing ...
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Offline map to nearby cell towers

How can view a map of cell towers near to me (to get access to data when I don't have cell reception)? I work a lot while traveling. Many cafes and coworking spaces don't have the best reception at ...
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How to stream Drone Footage via GoPro Passenger App (Wifi Connection) via Zoom (Mobile Data Connection)

I have a need to use the GoPro Karma Passenger App to stream a live view of the drone's camera via the Zoom App, with a Galaxy S6 SM-G920I running Android 7.0. Passenger works great. It connects via ...
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Certain Apps Do Not Work on Cellular Data

Some apps (Outlook, Gmail, Life360) do not function on cellular data, but function perfectly on WiFi. I've already checked for unlimited cell data, resetting APNs, reinstalling the apps, factory ...
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TCL 30 XE Disconnects data when Facebook Messenger voice/video calling

I work at a cellular retailer. A customer bought the TCL 30 XE. When she opens Facebook messenger and initiates a voice or video call, the data service disappears and the call fails. I've tried a ...
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Sim card not detecting after installing Windows 10 ARM (Renegade project) on poco f1

I have a POCO F1. I read an article about Renegade project : Installing windows 10/11 ARM on Android device". Then, I installed windows 10 ARM on my POCO F1 with dual boot (windows+Android). ...
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Trying to mimic data usage through certain apps

my current data plan has unlimited usage for only certain apps; Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and Telegram. Any other form of data usage isn't unlimited taking ...
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Why does my Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 start to use mobile data when connected with 5 GHz WiFi?

Recently I observed something very strange. I noticed that if my Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 is connected with a 5 GHz WiFi, then once I light the screen, there is around 50kb/s data usage. But if I use 2.4 GHz ...
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How do i fix DNS/unsecure connection issues for a specific website

I regularly view a specific website (cracked.com) using mobile data without issue. It's not adult content or gambling related. All of a sudden I can no longer load the site using mobile data. (samsung ...
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How to forbid a dual-SIM system from using mobile data on one SIM?

I set the SIM card for mobile data like this: And it works most of the time. This SIM is Austrian and I spend most of my time in Austria. However, when I venture into Slovakia — the country of the ...
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Restrict mobile data upload but continue download for a specific app?

Is it possible to restrict mobile data upload for a specific app? In my example, I would like to disable mobile data upload for WhatsApp, thus disallowing it to send/upload pictures I am sending to ...
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How to permanently obliterate android phone's entire data? [duplicate]

I want to completely delete all data on my android phone with 0% of it being recoverable. I don't want to physically destroy the phone. I don't want to make the phone unusable. What I want to do is, ...
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How can I allow mobile data but disable all outgoing texts and all outgoing phone calls?

I have a Google Pixel 6 on Android 12. How can I allow mobile data but disable outgoing texts and outgoing phone calls?
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Lost mobile data connection upon Android 11 minor upgrade - from Sep 1, 2021 to Nov 1, 2021 - APN menu gone - Motorola moto g 5G

My Motorola moto g 5G was updated to Android 11 with Android security update Sep 1 2021 a few weeks ago. Everything worked fine until a few days ago when there was a seemingly minor update to Android ...
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Is there a way to force the second SIM to 4G?

My phone is Samsung M12, I want to know if I can switch the SIM 2 into 4G only. I know I can easily download 4G-only apps from Play store, but they work for the first SIM only. I need to force my ...
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Sudden increase in Mobile Hotspot datausage during tethering

The over-all SIM data used is say 0 MB. But whenever in 4G connection with tethering ON, the following happens. (not happening with 3G/2G or if tethering is OFF.) On each switching the 4G Mobile data ...
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Has the choice of "network mode" an effect on battery when mobile data is switched off?

I have read that 2G uses less battery than 4G LTE, especially if I don't need much data. Some sources : https://www.uswitch.com/mobiles/guides/how-can-i-make-my-phone-battery-last-longer/ Does 4G ...
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How can I simultaneously use mobile data and WiFi?

Through a combination of Afwall/Netguard and Automate/Tasker, I'd like to use both my mobile data and WiF at the same time. For example, I'd like for some live/realtime widgets on the homescreen to ...
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Android 11 - If you turn off your screen with an app open that uses data, will any data/battery used be considered background?

Let's say I open Pokemon go and was using mobile data to play it and kept the app open but turned off my screen. For the next few hours, I know battery and data usage will be significantly reduced, ...
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Apps work with mobile data, but not WiFi?

I have an android phone, where spotify and instagram refuse to work, and behaves as if there is no internet connection when the phone is connected to my home WiFi. If I switch to mobile data, these ...
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Does "allow background data usage" only apply for mobile data?

I have the samsung a32 5g. Will an app still use wifi in the background if this is turned off?
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Will background sync on chrome take up extra mobile data?

I have the samsung a32 5g. I noticed there's an option called background sync on chrome that supposedly makes sure interactions between others are done securely done without error. I know it probably ...
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What does a Wi-Fi reset actually do?

For spotty WI-FI connections, a recommended way to fix is to re-boot or toggle airplane mode to reset the connection. Now, in Android 12 one has a feature to do that by clicking the icon with wrench ...
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Samsung a32 5g - Does auto sync take up a significant amount of data?

I am synced to 5 gmail accounts, 1 facebook account, office, onedrive, reddit, soundcloud samsung account, whatsapp and 2 twitter accounts. I only really receive a decent amount of emails from two of ...
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What exactly does carrier services do and should I allow it to use mobile data while data saver is on?

I'm using the samsung a32 5g. Just wondering if it's worth allowing it to use my mobile data since I'm on a tight plan and why it would be important. All I use is SMS messages, I read that all it is ...
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is it possible to use a mobile phone internet access as a hot spot to a PC and PORT FORWARD for TELNET access to BBS running on laptop?

I have set up a BBS on my laptop and use my mobile data for all internet access. I am able to connect to other BBS's via TELNET so assume port 23 is open on mobile network, EE. I assume my phone is ...
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How use mobile data for internet and wifi for LAN devices in sametime at Android

I have a Samsung S21 Ultra and I want to keep both mobile data and WiFi on. My aim while doing it is using LTE for internet services(eg. Spotify, YouTube) and using wifi for LAN devices(eg. Printer, ...
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Is there a way to prevent Android from switching back to mobile data once it found and then lost WiFi connection on unrooted phones?

I use mobile data a few days per month. I'm charged 1$ whenever I enable the mobile internet (with WiFi not present) and then I can use it until the next day. If I don't disable it before midnight, I ...
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Cannot choose different cellular network while on roaming

I am an EU citizen visiting a different country now (but still in EU), in the country's capital. For my travels I have bought a data pack from my provider (I don't have/use data otherwise). Now ...
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Chronic "ERR_NETWORK_CHANGE" on AT&T Motivate

My Android phone was recognized as a V-Smart Hobson when I activated it. My Google Account also said the same under "My Device". This error has become so chronic, it is part of every single ...
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Images, emails, web page apps not loading unless on wifi

I have noticed that unless I am on wifi some images on my email do not load, some web pages do not work eg screentrant.com and many other things are affected while using the mobile data and not wifi. ...
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Switching off mobile data or wifi only partially

I have a FP3 w/ Android 10 (LineageOs 17) installed. The os allows me to switch off mobile data or wifi for individual apps. Is there a way (preferably w/o rooting) to disable only upload or download, ...
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How to debug dysfunctional internet access on mobile data?

On a new Shift 6mq with Android 10 (light version without Google services) apps don't have internet access via mobile data. Unfortunately I usually use WiFi so I didn't notice when internet vi mobile ...
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Bridge phones mobile data internet connection to a wifi network without internet connection

I want to know if it is possible to basically bridge the mobile data connection of my phone to a wifi network I am connected to, where the wifi network does not have a connection to the internet, so ...
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Google mobile data usage

In the last 2 months, my wife's data usage has ballooned for no clear reason, since her mobile habits and phone have not changed. In this billing cycle with a few days to go, the phone's mobile data ...
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How to export Android mobile data usage by app by month?

I tried adb shell dumpsys netstats detail full > data_usage.txt command suggested on How to export data usage stats? thread but the information is raw data, do you know a command/method that can ...
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Google Photos using up too much data and at the same time hangs on uploads even when on wifi

Two problems related to the Google Photos App: It often hangs on uploading saying "waiting for wifi" even though the phone is connected to wifi According to "Mobile data usage" in ...
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Sim card manager - Mobile Data sim card assignment not persistent

I am using Samsung A50, which is dual sim. In the Sim card manager I set my SIM 1 to be the one for Mobile Data, but every time I reboot the device, the setting gets reset back to SIM 2, and so I need ...
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Data connection works without a data plan

I am trying to control my screen time by disabling internet access. I have filtered my mac address so the wifi does not work. So I turned off WiFi and a 4G LTE symbol is shown in the notification bar. ...
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Mobile data enabled but not network access

Until recently I was using ViperOS on my Redmi 4a. I couldn't send or receive MMS, but mobile data worked fine. Then I changed the operator (French operator Prixtel with Orange), and mobile data didn'...
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Forbid phone from using Mobile Data

TL/DR: How do I forbid the phone from using ANY mobile data ? If I use a single byte of mobile data, my plan charges me. Turns out, the phone used data by itself some days ago. And NO, before you ask:...
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Why removed apps use mobile data?

Android 10 When open mobile data usage ,write that removed apps use data. Why removed apps use my mobile data,how stops this and how properly delete them forever? Why they use data if they are ...
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Can android mobile device support the access to WiFi (No internet) and Mobile data which provides internet at the same time?

Question: I would like to connect android mobile device to WiFi Router (No internet) and to use mobile data simultaneously. The use case is, one android application works on LAN created by WiFi router ...
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How to remove the persistent 'Mobile data turned off' message on Android 7.0?

When I turn cell data off on a Samsung Android 7.0 non-rooted phone, the Phone app always displays a notification that data is turned off. This results in 2 issues: The notification area gets ...
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Google apps not working on mobile data, although non-Google apps are working

I have a strange problem on my Samsung J2 Android phone. Although apps like WhatsApp and some games which require Internet work, none of the Google Apps like Google, Chrome, YouTube and Play Store are ...
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When WiFi is connected, does Android use any mobile data?

If Android says it's connected to a WiFi network, does that mean it's not using any mobile data? Could it ever happen that somehow an apps insists on using mobile data despite having a WiFi connection?...
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How to enable USB Tethering without forcing me to use mobile data plan?

I wanted to tether my phone's connection to my pc via this old phone that I found. There's a setting for USB tethering, but when I turn it on, it says to turn on the mobile data? I went to the help ...
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Switch from Wifi to mobile data while roaming

We use international SIM cards in our our standard Android phones (SAMSUNG XCover4s). When they opperate in a weak Wifi environment, we would like them to be supported by the mobile data connection or ...
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My Galaxy J7 phone is not connecting to the Internet without WiFi anymore, anything I can test / verify to make it work?

What would be the reasons for which my Android would not connect to the Internet using the Mobile Data mode? (that open is ON) I don't go out much these days since there is Covid, but I'd like to have ...
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Android keeps disconnecting wifi when the signal is weak/poor

I've recently bought a pixel 4a 5g phone and I'm running the latest version of Android. I'm really happy with the phone but there's one thing that is really bothering: it will use mobile data when the ...
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