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My google drive are 8 gs data in one night

Discussion in 'Android Help' started by Jacqueline Campbell, Mar 8, 2016.

  1. Jacqueline Campbell

    Thread Starter

    Thursday night I was going through my fills on my Google Drive. Kinda hiding some private things. Some how made 6 takeout zip files. Well Saturday I had to buy my monthly minutes with straight talk. So everything was renuied. I notice I had made them so I went to download one. Within I'm gonna say 30 minutes my phone peeped told me Data usage alreat so I stopped it. I have touched it. Ok using Google photos I have the setting for it to back up to my drive which does it every day. I have it yo use my data. Bc I've use Google apps (all) and straight talk for a year. These are my main back up. On my Data settings my Background data is Checked off for Google Drive. But last night Google Drive Used 7.51 giga of Data. In one night it done that and it's on background restriction. Y did this happen? How do I get my data back when it wasn't suppose to run?

  2. svim

    svim Extreme Android User

    Takeout zip files are backup archive files consisting of your various Google account services (mail, contacts, photos, etc.). You can download your takeout file to a computer or have it saved online. I don't think you need to save 6 of them, basically only the most recent one is important to keep.
    Go into your Google Drive, delete those five older takeout files.
    Whenever you do want to make a backup on your Google account services, go to:
    and pick which services you want to save (and exclude the ones you don't care to). And don't forget to delete older takeout files in your Google Drive. (I find it easier to do this kind of stuff on a computer as opposed to on my phone but that's my preference.)
  3. AZgl1500

    AZgl1500 Extreme Android User

    I take a different route/tack/method.

    I do not allow Google Drive to even know about my smartphone...
    I save everything to a local PC and then erase what I don't want off the phone.

    That way, our home DATA use is only about 1 gB/month, and all of that is just surfing
  4. Slug

    Slug Check six!
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    It doesn't appear that the OP has this luxury.

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  5. AZgl1500

    AZgl1500 Extreme Android User

    I need to larn to read better..... sorry 'bout that.
  6. Jacqueline Campbell

    Thread Starter

    Screenshot_2016-03-08-12-32-53.png This is what Google said for me to do. Was tap the Build number 7 times go into the a Developer and. Take a bug abd sebd it to them but when i did. Take bug report was in a shaded gray not in bold black and when I clicked it it would not do anything. They won't figure out y it did this. And my data is gone. Three days of service now I'm completely out of data. Can someone please tell me what I can do

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