June 24th, 2012, 01:14 PM
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Data consumption has gone through the roof!
I had my Galaxy S2 for several months, and my data consumption was very low. I could get by with AT&T's 300 mb a month plan. This was possible because I was careful to keep my data consumption limited to times when I was in WiFi networks, mainly at home and at the office.
Suddenly, in the last month, I have started consuming huge amounts of data, and have used more than 600 mb in the last couple weeks. I try to be careful to make sure all apps are closed when I leave the WiFi area, but still, I occasionally will discover my phone is feeling very hot in my pocket when I am at the supermarket or something. My guess it that these are the times when the data is being consumed. I check my phone, but usually find only apparently innocuous apps running, like the photo gallery or NY times.
I can't figure out which app or apps are using all the data, and I wonder if there is a data-tracking app that will tell me which app is using the most data.
I also am trying to figure out how to uninstall apps from my phone. I can remove the icons from the home screen, but I am not sure at all that the app itself has been removed, and I don't know how to see a list of all the apps that are on the phone. For instance, I saw that Weather Underground was gulping data, so I removed the icons, but I'm not sure it's really gone from the phone.
Failing all else, I guess I'll just have to do a factory reset of the phone and start re-adding my apps one by one until I find the culprit.
Please, can somebody help me find a solution to this problem?