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    Default Huge background-data issue

    This seems its not unusual unfortunately, but Android OS just eated up 7 GB yesterday in the background! On a phone with 16gb! Hows that even possible? My phone only have 354mb of images and videos so thats not some kind of backup-bug.

    How can Android eat up so much (what can it be?) and how to disable that? I'm on wifi 98% of the day, so its really really odd.

    Its a Nexus 5 with 4.4.4.
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    Where does it show this usage? Would you be able to snap a screenshot?

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    Yeah. Its now up on 14GB! I've deactived background-processing.
    Huge background-data issue-screenshot_2014-08-13-16-55-18.jpg
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    Wow that is odd... It may be Google Play service using some data.. Try clearing cache on that and see if it helps.

    Has anything changed recently? Did you reset the phone or have some sort of sync on?

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    Play store updating to new version maybe?

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    Default Re: Huge background-data issue

    No app update is going to use 7GB. let alone the amount in that graph. And it's the OS itself that's using the data. Even a completely new version update is less than 1GB. I'd take the phone to the carrier and ask them to figure it out (and maybe credit me with the used data). (A glitch in the OS update could cause an update of some sort to keep looping on a particular packet, eating as much data as the network will allow the phone to download.)
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    You are all correct, probably, but I think the OP is confusing storage memory with data usage. Maybe I should read it again.

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    I think he is, but my post was a bit dumb.
    Definitely there's something wrong and maybe Google play is updating and backing up as crazy. But anyway, it's a lot of data on a very short time.

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    Default Re: Huge background-data issue

    Try a Cache Partition wipe in Recovery Mode.

    Versuchen Sie, ein Cache-Partition im Recovery-Modus zu wischen.

    !

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    Quote Originally Posted by belodion View Post
    Try a Cache Partition wipe in Recovery Mode.

    Versuchen Sie, ein Cache-Partition im Recovery-Modus zu wischen.

    !

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    @Belodion - if you promise not to take offence at the humour - I don't think you will ever have a bath or a wash again, you will just have a partition wipe.

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    Default Re: Huge background-data issue

    Got curious about this thread and did a little search. Checking with Gsam I saw that the vast majority of processes under Android OS are named Kworker something and found an explanation of what they are:
    http://www.droidforums.net/threads/w...worker.221027/

    " In plain Engrish, if it is using lots of battery, it means something is working in the background, such as apps syncing or automatically downloading something (such as ads, updates) ... etc."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madd54 View Post
    @Belodion - if you promise not to take offence at the humour - I don't think you will ever have a bath or a wash again, you will just have a partition wipe.

    Sent from my SM-N9005 using Tapatalk Pro
    (You may be sure that I shall perform a Soft Reset first. But I hope that you don't try to form a mental picture of me doing it.)

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