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Old September 1st, 2013, 10:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Why would I be burning up more data now than before I switched from ios to Android?

It may just be my imagination but it sure seems I'm burning quite a bit more data since I switched to Android. As far as I can tell, I have all auto update and backup stuff turned off unless I'm on wifi. Is there anything I'm missing here?

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Old September 1st, 2013, 10:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Just my guess, but new phone users will complain about battery and data, because they run updates, install apps, and spend a lot of time playing with their new toy.

Under settings, there is a 'data usage'- scroll down and you can see where your data is going. I just got the S4 a week ago and it looks like 90% of my data went to Play (downloading apps) and updating large files like Google Earth. I used 250 MB and Andriod OS and other Android usage is less than 9MB.
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^^^ I hadnt thought of that, but APBTx2 may be correct.
Another possibility is that you have everything set to sync, all the time. Check Settings > Accounts (might have to also tap on the account name to get to the underlying settings); you may be surprised how many things are enabled with a short refresh. For example, do you really need Google, Facebook, and some 3rd-party app to sync everything, every couple of hours? Google in particular has many things that can be set to synchronize, and none of that exists in iOS.
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