1. Never-Enough's Avatar
    It appears that we cannot simply hit a check box like before to limit background data in ICS & you have to set a data limit to do it?! Stupid since some of us (myself included) have unlimited data.

    Any way to remove the warning icon in the top bar that won't go away while you have background data disabled?
    07-22-2012 01:29 PM
  2. gsainath4u's Avatar
    One question. Why do you want to limit the background data when you have unlimited data??

    You can control the background data by disabling "Auto Sync" feature under "Settings -> Accounts & Sync"

    As for the warning icon in the notification bar, it is a persistant icon, to remind that something is set. Similar to how an Alarm Icon is shown when there is an Alarm set.
    07-31-2012 07:13 AM
  3. Never-Enough's Avatar
    One question. Why do you want to limit the background data when you have unlimited data??
    To conserve battery.

    You can control the background data by disabling "Auto Sync" feature under "Settings -> Accounts & Sync"
    That does not disable background data.
    07-31-2012 09:30 AM
  4. Sargeant002's Avatar
    Settings >
    Developer Options >
    Limit Background Processes (found in the bottom of D.O. menu) >
    Select Desired Level (by default it's on standard limit - no clue how many that allows)

    I may play with this too. I'm always looking for ways for the phone to run without serious handicaps while conserving the battery as much as possible. I hope this helps!

    Brian-
    07-31-2012 09:30 PM
  5. lv2bsilly's Avatar
    Settings >
    Developer Options >
    Limit Background Processes (found in the bottom of D.O. menu) >
    Select Desired Level (by default it's on standard limit - no clue how many that allows)

    I may play with this too. I'm always looking for ways for the phone to run without serious handicaps while conserving the battery as much as possible. I hope this helps!

    Brian-
    I was wondering if you had time to fool around with the #'s yet? I've been wanting to change mine but not sure what to set it at lol.
    08-20-2012 10:50 AM
  6. Sargeant002's Avatar
    I did use it some. I felt it did more harm then good. When I clear RAM on the default setting it frees up more. Everytime I would free up RAM while limited to say 4 it would free up a little less each time? At one point I had a GB of RAM in use I couldn't clear out. I haven't noticed a huge savings personally. I ended up on the stock setting again. The hunt continues...

    Brian-

    Sent with my at&t SGSIII
    08-21-2012 06:21 AM
  7. Mikaidesu's Avatar
    So i have a question but everytime i try to access the play store it always asks me to enable my background data which i never disabled is there a way to fix this?
    10-29-2012 09:15 PM
  8. still1's Avatar
    To conserve battery.
    then switch off the data. it will conserve more power.
    10-29-2012 11:22 PM
  9. Shadowriver's Avatar
    One question. Why do you want to limit the background data when you have unlimited data??

    You can control the background data by disabling "Auto Sync" feature under "Settings -> Accounts & Sync"

    As for the warning icon in the notification bar, it is a persistant icon, to remind that something is set. Similar to how an Alarm Icon is shown when there is an Alarm set.
    Service in background does not need to use syncing for networking operation ;p For example Instagram which check status regardless if you got sync turn on or off
    10-29-2012 11:33 PM
  10. Abhiram Raghunath's Avatar
    Every time i try to open the play store it says enable background data, when i click on enable it goes to the accounts&sync option and after syncing and opening the play store i get the 'enable background data' message.. can anybody help??
    12-04-2012 04:54 AM
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