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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by liannlove, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. liannlove

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    So essentially I'm new to the "smartphone" world and just had a few general questions.

    General Info, I have the new Pantech Breakout.

    1: I wanted to get the facebook app, BUT I only have 2GB of Data per month I can use. If you have said app, does it use up data every time, or only when you download it. ALSO, I have the Books app, Same question as above. :D
     

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    Welcome to Android Forums.

    Apps like Facebook use data when they update. You can set them to only update manually, but you miss notifications. If you download the app while you are connected to a wifi network, it won't count against your data plan.
     
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    Okay thank you :)
     
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    Welcome to AF! :)

    You'll use up data every time you use the app and if autosync is enabled, it will use up data of its own accord on occasion too. If you're worried about data usage, best to turn autosync off in the accounts and sync menu, that way it won't look for updates etc in the background, only when you refresh it manually or access the app. There are also a few apps to help you track data usage, one of the more popular is 3G Watchdog. You can set it to alert you when you get close to your allowance.

    A good way to limit your usage is to connect to WiFi whenever possible, but if you're sensible, 2GB will be fine.

    Edit: Lunatic got in there whilst I was typing. :)
     
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    That actually helps too. I just don't wanna go over.
     

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