Questions tagged [mobile-data]

"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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How can I diagnose what is using my 3g connection in small packets

My GSM carrier rounds all used data up to 100KB. Which means that if some app is sending/receiving 500 bytes, I get charged for 100KB. Lately I observed that I go through several hundred megabytes ...
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Android lollipop Nexus5 mobile network exclamation mark

I am using nexus5 and I have never had problems using mobile data network. Some days ago I updated to 5.0.1 and problems started occuring, exclamation mark on mobile network icon, internet stopped ...
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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 get my mobile data to work again, after the new Android 5.1 update?

I am having an issue with Mobile data no longer working. Mobile data WAS working the day after updating to Android 5.1 on my Nexus 5. But now (1 day later) it is not connecting to Mobile data. It just ...
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Data usage slider missing in Android Lollipop

After upgrading my Galaxy S5 to Android 5.0, the sliding bar on the graph which allows you to show data usage for a prescribed date range is no longer there. For example, in the older Android I was ...
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3g network connection Problem while using data

For last two months or so, the situation in my two years old international HTC One X is that the data is not connecting when it is on 3g network but it is working absolutely fine with 2g network. when ...
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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 to stop android using roaming data when it's disabled?

There is a well documented phenomena of Android users getting charged for data roaming abroad when data roaming is explicitly disabled on their phone. `So-called ghost-roaming (Geister-Roaming). In ...
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Removing app from data calculation

I have a subscription that makes Spotify not count towards my data cap. Thing is, when I go in my data usage calculations on my phone, it still is counted. Any way to remove an app from the data cap ...
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Do apps need to be started once to receive background data

I just recently bought my first Android based phone (Samsung Galaxy A3). One thing I noticed (or maybe imagined noticing?) is that I appear to only receive notifications (like a new message in ...
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Android OS High Mobile Data usage

Guys the android OS data usage on mobile data seems to be unusually high.. I have blocked data access for all the apps and whitelisted only a few 4-5 apps in AfWall firewall.. While play store , play ...
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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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Data on 4G only with 3g access without data

My provider has special 4G only bundles at more GB/$ but has no VoLTE support, I was looking for a solution to block mobile data when and after i get a call or for other reasons when I drop to 3G/H+. ...
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Reduce video call quality in messaging apps while using Data Connection

I see that most of the messaging apps that support video call, set the video quality automatically. Whatsapp, imo, skype are the most famous examples. That is bad actually... I have high speed data ...
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Is there a way to track mobile data usage without a "billing cycle"?

The stock data manager is so complicated, with its monthly billing cycle. I have a prepaid data plan which doesn't expire. I want to set a data limit, and after that limit is hit, no matter in how ...
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Why does my Motorola G4 loose its mobile data connectivity while showing 'Suspended' next to the carrier name?

Suddenly since yesterday, whenever I activate mobile data on my Moto G 4+, it says suspended below the carrier name: Hence I don't have access. This happens only most of the time, sometimes it ...
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Data is being used with Mobile Data off

I recently bought a new Galaxy S5 (SM-G900T), updated it to Marshmallow, and have service through Pure TalkUSA on a barebones plan that only comes with 50MB of data. Because of that, I only ever turn ...
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Mobile Data icon and WiFi icon are showing exclamation mark even though internet is connected

I'm having OnePlus 2 with latest OxygenOS 3.0 Beta. I live in UAE. Recently I started getting exclamation mark with connection icon, whether using mobile data or Wi-Fi. I suspected of issue with beta ...
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Android mobile internet not working

On my phone I'm not able to access the internet. I have signal and data coverage. I still can't browse. But as soon as Mobile Hotspot is turned on, other devices can connect to the Internet and my ...
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How to enable dual networking in Android shell?

I have a rooted HR933 tablet running Android 4.4.2, and an embedded device with a Wi-Fi access point but no Internet access. I need the tablet's browser to be able to reach the device's web server via ...
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Nexus 4 3G not working

The phone is running AOSP Marshmallow, it is rooted and has Xposed installed. Mobile operator is Latvian Mobile Phone with working data plan. I can send and receive calls and texts and use WiFi. So ...
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Switching from Wifi to mobile data takes long time

Since a few weeks ago, my Moto G takes a long time to start up mobile data after I turn off wifi. Usually it will take only a few seconds, but now it can take 10 minutes or even more. As long as it ...
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Why does "Xperia Keyboard" use up mobile traffic?

I checked Settings->Data Usage, and an app called "Xperia Keyboard" has used up 513 KB of mobile traffic. Why would the keyboard app need to use 513 KB of mobile data? It's a keyboard app, why does ...
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Mobile data is disabled, but some data is still transmitted

First of all, I've read several similar questions here, but they are either not related, or require root access (Droidwall and stuff). I received my Google Nexus 4 a week ago, and enjoying it so far. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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(Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite) Mobile data turns off automatically when screen is off!

I have an issue with Mi 9 Lite, when I lock my phone, mobile data turns off automatically after a short period of time, it will turn on as soon as the screen turn on, I tried to enable "Mobile ...
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Some apps only work on wifi

I have a few apps on my phone that for some reason only work on wifi. It is an email client and a public transportation app. I tried reinstalling the apps, clear cache and data, clear cache, and data ...
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Is it safe to use an old mobile phone as modem / router for Wifi?

(Related to A phone as a home 4G modem/router?) I was wondering if it is plausible and safe to keep an old phone charging all the time with a sim card in order to use it as a modem/router for Wifi. I ...
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recover text messages

I have an Huawei running the latest Android. I accidentally deleted some Very important text messages and they haven't been backed up. Is there anyway I can retrieve them?
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Rog Phone wont connect to internet with data but wifi, calls, and texts work fine

my phone is not able to use the internet on data, but wifi works fine. I can still send and recieve texts, and phone calls work too but it's just the data. My sim works fine because I've tested it on ...
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Why does my mobile data work only on hotspot?

I own a Samsung Galaxy A71 and I'm on Reliance Jio network. When I had bought this phone and put a new Jio SIM on it, my mobile data worked fine, but the hotspot didn't. My laptop browser said 'DNS ...
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Limit data rate of specific app (to avoid HD stream, for instance)

My data plan is decent, but not huge (2GB per month). Say that I want to watch a livestream on some app: I have no control over the data rate this app is getting. Since the cellular connection is good,...
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Force single application to communicate over data plan -- NOT Wifi

This is the opposite of most questions out there. My friend's work has blocked a chat application, but she still wants to be able to use the wifi there for the rest of her internet needs. Is there ...
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Why is the global mobile data usage higher than the sum over all the applications?

On my Samsung Galaxy Note10+, the mobile data usage shown via the settings is much higher than the sum of the amounts (given below the global one and the graph) over all the applications. Why? For ...
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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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S7 slow practically unusable at app layer

I know this seems a common complaint but I've been through the forums and can't find any solution to this very specific problem. Symptoms: Since returning from abroad 2 months ago, my S7 is barely ...
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Delete mobile data using Root

I'm looking for the right Android files I can delete to completely disable mobile data I have an open root (Android 4.1.2) I'm not looking to do using APN or other solutions, but by deleting the ...
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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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How can my recorded data usage be 5x higher than what's shown in the apps list below it?

On the data usage screen, it says 1 GB used at the top, but if I add up the data from the list of apps below, it only adds up to about 180 MB. What are the possible causes? I'm talking about this ...
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How to trace a process sending data over network?

I found that some mobile data is consumed by unknown process. There's a huge difference between my ISP report and glasswire report, around 40mb for each 100mb used. I know my phone is infected and ...
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Only one network interface active at a time in Android

I was looking into the network configurations in Android devices. Android makes WI-FI as the default network preference. And I noticed only one network interface can be active at a time in Android. ...
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Can Android turn the mobile access point on automatically on my home?

I share almost always my mobile data to my laptop because I like to use faster web as my home offers. Is there a way on Android 7.0 such that it turns and keeps the mobile access point on if I am near ...
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Wireless vs data connection

Assume there is a 4G access point or router for internet connection, e. g. Dlink 953. That means a sim card is inserted to the access point. So the internet is routed via the data connection defined ...
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Disabling data traffic notification "A total of consumption during the lock screen" on LeEco Cool Changer S1

A couple of days ago I received my new phone, a LeEco Cool Changer S1/Coolpad Cool S1. Every time I lock it, I get a notification titled "A total of consumption during the lock screen..". If I open it,...
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What are the exact files in /system folder used to start internet connection on Android Lollipop?

I need this info to fix internet in a ROM by me. I can turn on data but the speed meter always shown 0.10-0.50 kbps, Nothing works. I thought it's a DNS problem & did a ping to google's ip address ...
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Is there a way to list all 4G networks within range?

Does anyone know of a method to obtain a list of all 4G networks within range at the current location? Currently running Android 7.1 on an HTC U11 if relevant.

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