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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Katie824, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. Katie824

    Katie824 New Member
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    I recently got the droid and i love it except for the whole data business. It's stressing me out because I have already used 90 out of 150 mb and I don't know how! I have clicked on a few links, but it wouldnt use that much data! I'm not going on the Internet and just roaming, so I am not sure how I am racking up all this data. How can I lower my usage?
     

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  2. razorclose

    razorclose Well-Known Member
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    If you have any widgets or maybe facebook or twitter account(s) syncing, that will be pinging and downloading data, eating up your allotment.
     
  3. smacky

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    Yeah, Email, Facebook, Twitter, weather apps. Browsing Facebook, though, shouldn't be more than 2 MB a day. Have you thought about using WiFi a bit more? I have unlimited so I use every last bit of data I can, but you may need to use WiFi at school, work, home, etc. and leave data for when you're out the house.
     
  4. AngryHatter

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    Have you been downloading and installing apps from the market?
     
  5. razorclose

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    I second Smacky, use wifi whenever possible, and if you use voice-to-text by chance, that will use data as well (albeit not much)

    Nice to see you aren't on probation or banned again Smacky :p
     
  6. zxcv1bnm

    zxcv1bnm New Member
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    Im getting a similar problem. Even if i have background data and auto sync switched off, my phone seems to be downloading every 30 seconds. I checked my running applications and there was nothing out of the ordinary either. As an example i downloaded an app (even though i never normally do) called smart monitor to check my data usage and it told me that i had downloaded 65.12mb just today!!! but the only things i ever do is check my notifications on facebook once or twice a day and occasionally check my youtube account (dont watch videos though). none of my applications are set to sync and i hardly ever download apps. any ideas what could be causing this??
     
  7. johnlgalt

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    Better double check your settings - something is set to download data somewhere.
     
  8. AngryHatter

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    Email polling every five minutes?
     
  9. johnlgalt

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    That might be, but it should not because according to at least one of the posters in the thread, sync is disabled.
     

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