Galaxy S4 Constantly downloading when connected to wifiSupport


Last Updated: 2013-07-09 03:28:15
  1. Dresden697

    Dresden697 New Member

    Noticed today that my new gs4 is almost always downloading something when connected to wifi. No data transfer at all when running on mobile data. When i look at wifi settings i can see that it is scanning for networks almost at the same interval that the orange dl arrow comes un. Its on for a sec then off for a sec. really annoying..so is it the scanning that is making the orange arrow appear? and why would it be scanning constantly if i have 4 bars and already connected to wifi??? thx for help

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  2. bhero

    bhero Well-Known Member

    Based on only what's written the arrow is very likely associated with an app. I wonder if its a messaging app scanning for cellular
  3. Dresden697

    Dresden697 New Member

    im referring to the wifi orange download arrow in the notification bar. its not an app..pretty sure at least
  4. skramblr

    skramblr Well-Known Member

    Maybe check play store > Settings> General > Auto-Update apps - is it set to Auto-Update Apps over Wi-Fi Only?
  5. Bonita Mike

    Bonita Mike New Member

    I have noticed the same thing on my S4 on Verizon. The WiFi download arrow is constantly on and/or flashing. No app is running and no update download is occurring. (I used task manager to close all apps and the "Notifications" screen tells me when an update is occuring, or has occurred recently.) According to the Data Usage meter, it has downloaded almost 4 GIGABYTES of something other than app data and updates in four weeks!

    I do not see the upload arow flashing. Does anyone know what is going on?
  6. hbryder

    hbryder Well-Known Member


    when you set up your s4, did you choose for google to auto save pictures, or dropbox? They will upload your pics in the background, usually only when connected to wifi
  7. allanlaw

    allanlaw Well-Known Member

    It's just the NSA, making sure you've done nothing naughty. :listen:

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