Why would I be burning up more data now than before I switched from ios to Android?General

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  1. Gravytrain

    Gravytrain Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

    May 7, 2011
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    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?

  2. APBTx2

    APBTx2 Active Member

    Jun 20, 2010
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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.
  3. Mr. Lucky

    Mr. Lucky Well-Known Member Contributor

    Oct 27, 2011
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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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