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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Volland, Sep 23, 2021.

  1. Volland

    Volland Newbie
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    Hello
    I am using redmi 9T with Android 10 installed.
    I have set it to "Data on using wifi" as I have sim card with a contract, that is only for voice, and data extra costs a fortune. Still, I have now received a bill for data download and the user was Android systems...

    How can I stop this completely. I assume it was an update, only about 600kb, but I do not even know if android downloaded something to my phone, or, if the phone, on its own, sent data to Android----

    I have just checked my updates, and it seems on the day in question something called "Wallpaper Carousel" was updated !!! How do stop that this done via simcard??? The setting for Automatic Updates is clearly set to using wifi..

    Can someone help me get change settings so that NOTHING uses the simcard for down- or uploads?

    Thank you
     


    #1 Volland, Sep 23, 2021
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2021

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  2. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert

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  3. Volland

    Volland Newbie
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    Thank you, I will try both... On the other hand, auto updates were disabled...
     
  4. Madd61

    Madd61 Well-Known Member

    I got that Wallpaper Carousel on my two Xiaomi phones, though it asked before it downloaded; (and I struggled to find the new setting to turn it off and keep my regular screens).

    For things like the Carousel, which is a new additional feature in Wallpapers or Themes?, there is a setting in System Apps Updater (Mi apps) - gear wheel - Auto Updates - Don't Update / WiFi only / Data too etc.

    That's only a small issue for you, I know.

    I think, from old forums, that there is very little you can do in regular settings to eliminate the phone using any cell data entirely, and that's an unusual plan you have, but I hope to be corrected.

    @puppykickr is more knowledgeable.

    I looked in Developer Options and couldn't find anything there
     
    #4 Madd61, Sep 24, 2021
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2021
  5. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert

    I cannot believe that I totally forgot this one little thing-

    you can call your carrier and have them disable internet on your plan!

    I seem to remember years ago having a similar issue, and because I was not online anyway- in anyway at all- I did not care and told them to cut off all internet access for my device.

    It worked, there was never any more charges for data.

    This would only affect cellular data, because your carrier is not involved with data over Wi-Fi.
     
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  6. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Go into Settings and turn off Mobile Data, that will ensure the phone and any apps can only use WiFi for internet access.
     
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  7. Volland

    Volland Newbie
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    I am afraid in a "third-world-country" like Japan that is nor possible.
    In Japan people exist for the state and for corporations, and not the other way around... :rolleyes:

    (Also, my japanese would not be good enough to explain to them what I want, and the I only would find out that they are not interested in what I want)
     
  8. Volland

    Volland Newbie
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    You are really funny..... :D
    The first insult was, that this was about something preposterous like Wallpaper Carousel, which I am sure, millions of users have been waiting for all their lifes. On the other hand it is of course possible that many users would not have life at all without such wonderful updated presents...
    The next thing was that they installed it on THEIR product, which had clearly been set to not use Mobile Data for ANYTHING!

    As I am neither a friend of mobile phones nor of that absurd OS called Android, which consists of a tiny part that allows you to use a mobile phone and 350 bloatware apps for the mentally handicapped... I use exactly 4 (four) apps, none of which came with Android....
    So, I have returned to my old ASUS phone which runs on Android 5... and which has never messed with me.... Other than have a too small battery.
    (My Xiaomi is for sale already)

    Thank you for trying...

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  9. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Pleae don't feed the troll.
     
  10. Volland

    Volland Newbie
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    Sure... anyone who has another opinion than you, is wrong per definition, right?

    You did notice that your comment above: "Go into Settings and turn off Mobile Data, that will ensure the phone and any apps can only use WiFi for internet access." shows that you do not even read, (or cannot even read) what other have actually written???
     
  11. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Thanks for that.

    Have a nice day.
     

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