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  1. WinstonP

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    So yeah title says it all.GPhotos background upload on data is turned off by the way, so its not that. strange issue I'm seeing for the first time in this G930FD Galaxy S7. Screenshot_20160501-132543.jpg Screenshot_20160501-132524.jpg
     

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    Whenever I see or hear someone talk about this issue it seems it's always Samsung and Marshmallow.
     
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    Mobile data is on, according to the attached screenshots. ;)
     
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    Or Samsung and Verizon sometimes. Which is not really a fault of the OS version itself.
     
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    yeah, I was just going to mention that myself....

    with 5.1.1 you have to turn it off Manually from the Notification Panel or a shortcut in Settings.

    I'm quite familiar with that, as I always leave Data turned OFF unless there is a real need for it....
    My WiFi goes on and off with the screen awake/asleep with the help of a macro.
     
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    From what I gathered, I think OP was saying that Google Photos is set to backup on wifi only and to not backup/sync on mobile data.
     
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    We all read things and don't absorb what he intends :)

    I don't trust any app to do only what I want it to. I just went back and looked at Post #1, and he thinks that DATA is turned off for Gphotos, but I bet it isn't doing what he wants it to.

    I manually turn off data, period and I leave it off, unless there is a real need for it.
    My family of 3 in a normal month uses less than 1 gB/month, we have not gone over 0.88 gB/month in almost a year.

    We never use DATA for streaming anything, no videos. The worst thing we do is look at Facebook sometimes.
    for me, it is forums, and that is pretty much a Text Oriented environment and my personal use is less than 0.3 gB/month on data.

    We have a decent WiFi router giving us 14 mbps downloads, and use public WiFi when available.
     
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    So you guys said that this is a rather common issue with Samsung Marshmallow devices. Has anyone found a fix?
     

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