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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by richie bricks, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. richie bricks

    richie bricks Lurker
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    Hey guys, just got a new atrix and its my very first android phone so im still learning the learning curve. i recently found out the hard way that my phone constantly uses data and now my 200 mb limit is almost met within 1 week of use. I've turned off background data, and regular data (unchecked enable data and roaming) and ive unchecked my gps and wireless networks location.

    i have google latitude and i have a theory that if i leave my "use wireless networks" checked google latitude will constantly update my position and send data. I have recently signed out of latitude.

    i want to know if i check "use wireless networks" on my atrix, will it use data even though i have logged out of latitude? I also notice that maps is always running... if im logged out of latitude, will maps constantly sync when i have "wireless networks" checked?

    Thank you to all who read this and help me! im just a new android/smartphone user who's still excited and wants to know the ins and outs of his phone!
     

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    Yes, I do believe it uses a little date. Not 100% sure though.
    what it does is helps location VIA the towers instead of GPS.
     
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    I have just disabled it and notice a huge drop in data usage, mainly by the Android System process. You can tell which process is using data by installing My Data Manager.
     

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