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Old June 6th, 2013, 04:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have had this for a few weeks and its nice. Dont really use any apps othrr than youtube chrome facebook and twitter. Ive disabled google backup, dont have a google+, only sync 2 gmails and only their mail. My data usage is around 2.5GB of data...yes GB not MB in a few weeks...this is rediculous and ive had to bump my plan to 5gbs for this month...whats wrong?

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This is the OS using 2.5gbs not total....it uses more data than all my apps combined
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How are you measuring this?
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Through the data usage option built into my phone
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On mine Android OS has used only about 5% of the total which itself has only been about 0.5GB in ten days. I'm on an unlimited contract so I'm not at all careful how much data I use.

The only way I can think of to find out what's wrong (and it definitely sounds like there is something up) is to use a firewall and see what traffic is flowing or a traffic analyser like WireShark to see what the traffic is made up of. There's got to be a simpler way of doing it than that though.
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