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  1. emel21

    emel21 New Member

    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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  2. emel21

    emel21 New Member

    This is the OS using 2.5gbs not total....it uses more data than all my apps combined
  3. lotus49

    lotus49 Well-Known Member

    How are you measuring this?
  4. emel21

    emel21 New Member

    Through the data usage option built into my phone
  5. lotus49

    lotus49 Well-Known Member

    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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