Weird... some disabled programs still using internetSupport


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  1. evert67

    evert67 Member This Topic's Starter

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    I've disabled (in Settings, Accounts and SYnchronization) both automatic synchronisation for applications like Stocks and Peep (Twitter) and background data traffic. Moreover, I've never used these programs. Best of all, I don't even have a Stocks account or a Twitter account.

    Nevertheless, these apps still send and receive data, as Trafficstats tells me. It's not a lot (about a kB a day), but still, how and why do these programs access the internet given all of the things I've switched off or don't use?

    (I know I can completely switch off data traffic, but I'm trying to understand what happens.)
     

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  2. riki1kenobi

    riki1kenobi Well-Known Member

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    You can manually stop them running by going into Applications via the menu>settings and select Manage Applications>Running and select the app and Force Stop!

    IF you are never going to use them just uninstall the offending apps......

    As to why they do it, at a guess I would say it is the way they are coded. Luckily they only use a small amount of data!
     
  3. ianb11

    ianb11 Well-Known Member

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    I have the same issue but Friendstream, Footprints etc can't be uninstalled as far as I know.
     
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    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

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    only if rooted can system apps be uninstalled.
     
  5. daveycroc

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    I've noticed this too but it seems that in trafficstats, most of the HTC sense apps return a combined figure. You will probably see that the Flickr, stocks etc all have the same usage figure.
     
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    ianb11 Well-Known Member

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    I don't understand why they use data when I've never even used them?
     
  7. evert67

    evert67 Member This Topic's Starter

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    That's correct, any idea why

    And why do these apps generate data traffic? It's not just that I haven't started them (they might be autostarted and not show up in the task list), but I don't even have accounts they can synchronize with.
     
  8. daveycroc

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    I dont think that they are. I believe that the figure you are seeing is for the other preinstalled apps that you do use.
     
  9. daveycroc

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    I can only assume that they all access the network through one Android process. This is displayed clearer in the other traffic program, trafficinfo.
     
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    evert67 Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thnx! Trafficinfo is very clear!

    It may also give a hint as to why "SIM toolkit" is generating so much traffic. It's not only SIM toolkit, but also Telephone, Field Test and Telephone Storage. Hm, I've still got no clue why this would generate traffic :). Anyone?
     
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    ianb11 Well-Known Member

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    SIM Toolkit does the same with me.

    Footprints (never use), Peep (never use), Friendstream (never use), Stocks (sync disabled) & Calendar (use sometimes) according to TrafficStat use nearly 2.5MB between them by the end of the day & I can't work out why? :confused:
     
  12. evert67

    evert67 Member This Topic's Starter

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    As TrafficInfo tells you, all of these programs seem to have a module called "DCS Service" in common. And it's probably this, a software module deep down in Android, or a lot of applications, that's the culprit. I've tried to google what it is or does, but to no avail.

    If anyone knows what DCS Service is or does, it'd like to know! Same for SIM Toolkit (which seems closely related to the phone application).
     

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