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Old September 27th, 2012, 10:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Extremely High Data Usage by AndroidOS

I've looked at other recommended posts but to no avail.

My sister has an S2 and I've got an S3,

For some odd reason the AndroidOS is the cause of 99% of Data Usage, with about 1.66GB of data over 2 days!!

I don't know what she has installed but I need to get rid of it, she has no clue either, I've scanned the phone using AVG and it did not show up anything, I uninstalled unpopular apps and games and only left those with over 1,000,000 downloads.

Any clues would be extremely helpful, formatting it is my last resort.

Thanks a lot.

(by the way, by looking at other recommended posts, do not tell me to turn off data when I do not need it...)

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Old September 27th, 2012, 10:38 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Does she watch netflix, YouTube a lot possibly?

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Old September 27th, 2012, 01:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It's YouTube
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no she does not, Netflix is not supported here

I formatted the phone last evening, overnight it(AndroidOS) used 100MB again

jaliy are you sure it is YouTube? She has the YouTube widget but under Data Usage "YouTube" got it's own category with 1.43MB

EDIT: Onavo states that AndroidOS used up 93.36MB on "Streaming Media"

what could it be?
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no she does not, Netflix is not supported here

I formatted the phone last evening, overnight it(AndroidOS) used 100MB again

jaliy are you sure it is YouTube? She has the YouTube widget but under Data Usage "YouTube" got it's own category with 1.43MB

EDIT: Onavo states that AndroidOS used up 93.36MB on "Streaming Media"

what could it be?
I noticed that AndroidOS is all of a sudden using a lot of data too. I'm on ICS and the data usage app doesn't give any other info other than its 'AndroidOS' that is using the data. I check my data use from time to time and I've not had this appear before
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no she does not, Netflix is not supported here

I formatted the phone last evening, overnight it(AndroidOS) used 100MB again

jaliy are you sure it is YouTube? She has the YouTube widget but under Data Usage "YouTube" got it's own category with 1.43MB

EDIT: Onavo states that AndroidOS used up 93.36MB on "Streaming Media"

what could it be?
look at your android os usage now. write it down. go watch a youtube video. then look at it again
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Old September 29th, 2012, 03:27 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I've formatted the phone again and decided to do what's called a Binaric Search

I've installed half of the apps she used to have, wait a day and see if it causes the problem again, if not, install another half of the rest of the apps(half of half = quarter), then one half of the quarter(one eight) etc...

Then, at some point, when it happens, I will know that one of the apps installed at the last day caused it and start to work on those apps until I can pinpoint the source of it.

So far so good, two days gone by and only 204KB, installed whatsapp, facebook, youtube, chrome, a bunch of games, Waze.

It's not YouTube btw
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Old September 29th, 2012, 05:12 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I seem to be having a similar problem, although it cant be email or an app as i havent installed any!
I've had my phone 4-5 months and NEVER had data usage problems, ive barely scratched 200mb a month with my data always on, now i have it off completely, earlier today i turned it on for half an hour and Android OS ate 12MB of data, in half an hour?!
I have no syncs on, auto-update is off, nothing has auto refresh, what on earth is going on?
I've rang samsung, they said it's not the phone contact your network provider, i rang them (vodafone) and they said it's the phone?!
I took it into several phone shops and they said call samsung/vodafone and NO ONE KNOWS WHAT ON EARTH IS GOING ON?!
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Go to Settings, About Phone, Software Update, and then see you don't have both Push Message activated and Unticked "Wifi Only" meaning it will down the update over mobile data not just wifi. Software updates are usually several hundred MB?
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I had an issue with massive use of data once and worked out it was becasue i used google maps with satellite view (i.e. photo instead of cartoon map) for a 500Km journey. I now only use map view and never had the issue since.
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hi guys.

i too have recently had this happen to me a have apparently used my full monthly allowance of 1gb with virgin and i have been billed 8 for using the internet when i didnt realised my data had ran out.

my contract runs from the 9th of every month and when i rang up on thursday 4th oct to ask why i was being charged they said i ran out of data on the 1st. and they have given me a 200mb topup for free to last me till the 9th and already it is down to 149mb and i have only been on a few websites like my yahoo email and facebook and youtube for no more than 10 - 20 mins a day when i am out and about.

i have the phone rooted and have titanium backup and have the likes of google maps and gmail and the social hubs frozen

before this i was only using about 200- 400 mb a month and thats with watching a canny few music videos on youtube and i use the phone exactly the same and have not downloaded anything new



i also dont leave the background data on all the time and i only ever turn on BACKGROUND DATA on when im using wifi in the house to do my app updates


i wonder if its possible that i have been hacked or having my data stolen if thats possible

i downloaded the avg app to check for viruses and it didnt find anything


im gonna phone virgin tomorrow and tell them i dont think something is right.



any help or ideas would be greatly appreciated


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also i just checked my account info and it said i was using the internet last night at 3:41 and then again at 4:22 and again at 7:24, 7:36 and 9:17 am in then morning but i was asleep then and i also had my background data turned off
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Default Try this one..It will work..

Guyz..

just go to settings>backup and restore data>backup.. n see if its selected..get it deselected..your problem will be resolved..

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