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  1. Donzy12

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    First time poster, so go easy on me lol!
    Seems a very common error with excessive Data usage on Android os, does anybody know the cause of it? Running 6.0.1. I've disabled quite a few apps I don't use, and also force stop most apps apart from the handful I use fb,imdb,instagram.

    Many Thanks and hope somebody could shine some light on this issue.
     

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    Could you post some additional information on where you're seeing this excessive data usage and how are you measuring it?

    Cheers
     
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    If you haven't already done so, go to settings, data usage and scroll down a little until you see the data usage per app. This will tell you which apps are the data hogs. If play store is the hog, then it might be downloading updates while over the cell network. You can restrict that to only update over wifi.

    I'm no expert, so I apologize if that is too basic. Just going from experience.
     
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    Thanks. Not too basic for me. I really didn't have a point of reference how much was too much or too little. I just check on my month-to-month total usage and have really never looked at individual app usage. Since my usage distribution fluctuates heavily based on my travel schedule I have no idea what standard levels should be.
    Cheers
     
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    It just has the android os data usage with no way of viewing app settings as it's not click able. On a 5gb data limit, and watch YouTube and Spotify a lot, I think over the month it could add up to 1gb which is quite valuable too me.
    Many Thanks
     
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    I guess don't have regular access to Wi-Fi?
     
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    No its just at work and out and about which is the issue.
     
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    Now that I look at it, your Android OS usage seems pretty high compared to mine. Through March 14 my usage is 10.89 MB, all of it in the background.


    It also could be your data backup function. Try turning that off for a while and observing your Android OS usage.
     
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    I switched off the Google back up a couple of days a go and its still pulling data, would perhaps emailing Google direct get an answer? I've honestly looked at so many websites, and it seems like everybody hits a dead end.
     
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    Have you gone into Settings/Battery/Optimize battery usage and checked off the apps that have not been optimized?
     
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    Thanks will give that a try and message you back tomorrow with my answer, thanks for your help snake much appreciated
     
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    That didn't work. Seems like I'll be approximately using 50mb per day as I was doing a lot of turning data off and on whilst at work, so 50x30=1500mb, my work colleague who is two weeks into his data was only 25mb. Have you also got a Samsung S7 Snake?
     
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    Off the top of my head, I'm not 100% certain of the menu choices being identical, so follow as best as you can and let me know if anything I suggest isn't available to you.

    A few things to check out: 1) wifi advanced settings, make sure Smart network switch is off as it does switch between data and wifi continually 2) disable download booster (under more networks) 3) ensure you are not utilizing mobile hotspot 4) in the play store settings, make sure auto-update does not have "auto-update apps at any time" selected 5) restrict background data (data usage option). Last resort would be to temporarily disable data if none of these are working out in your favor and reset your mobile data limit to a lower threshold so you'll be notified earlier if this issue ends up repeating itself (assuming you think you have it figured out at this point after all the trial and error).

    Hope that helps some.
     
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    Yup. Galaxy S7 edge.
    Jinxii has some good suggestions, make sure you try them most importantly, let's keep trying. Your usage is truly absurd.
     
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    Thanks for your suggestions but all of those options have been either disabled or turned off, but definitely keep more suggestions coming in, I'll still look also on the Internet. Hope to find a cause.
     
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    I'm gonna guess regardless of what the stats may say,a big part of the problem you have is using the Showbox app:
    It's a warez site,meaning,it deals in illegal (pirated) content.
    It's also known to be malicious to where it will install other malware on your phone,possibly sending your personal information to who knows where...........................
    So,the next time you install apps that steal someone elses' property & distribute it,ask yourself this:
    Do they have your best interests in mind?
     
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    Thanks Snake
     
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    Yes I see your point Kolio, I think my best bet as I've just got the phone very recently is to back up and reset, and turn all my notifications etc off, and not install anything and see how I get on then with the os
     
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    Done a factory reset and it's still doing it! This was about 20 mins of browsing and testing it,will give it another day, as I need to still switch bits and pieces off,but this is doing my nut
    Ps my work colleague was also buying this phone so I'll see if he's getting the same problem
     
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    A report in The Guardian, last month, reinforces that apps such as FaceBook are battery and memory hogs and show up under Android OS...

    Uninstalling Facebook app saves up to 20% of Android battery life

    Also...

    "A new report is calling out the Android apps that use up the most battery, memory, and storage resources — even when running in the background."

    "be advised that the Facebook and Spotify Music Android apps top the list of overall resource hogs"

    Apps that auto start or run in the background

    1. Facebook

    2. BlackBerry Messenger

    3. 8 Ball Pool

    4. Instagram

    5. Messenger

    6. WeChat

    7. Facebook Pages Manager

    8. Oovoo Video Call Text & Voice

    9. KakaoTalk Free Calls & Text

    10. Vine


    Apps that are initiated by the user

    1. Spotify

    2. Amazon Kindle

    3. Line Free Calls & Messages

    4. Samsung WatchOn Video

    5. Snapchat

    6. Netflix

    7. SoundCloud Music & Audio

    8. CleanMaster Speed Booster

    9. Tumblr

    10. Picsart Photo Studio

    Source... Facebook and Spotify Music apps are the biggest hogs of your Android phone’s battery, memory, and data
     
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    Keep in mind, the apps your colleague is installing will affect his or her results. If you can convince them to duplicate your installs for a day or 2, you might get some interesting insights.
     
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    Yeh indeed....and in fact just might be receiving a legal nastygram from Hollywood attorneys if you're not careful.
    http://androidforums.com/threads/is...ox-and-universal-studios.994111/#post-7207156
    Copyright infringement can attract huge fines and significant jail time.
     

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