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    Default Large Amount of Data Used on Nexus 5 (compared to iPhone)

    Hello,

    I just moved from an iphone to nexus five and it seems that my data usage is 2 or 3 times the amount i would usually use on the iphone. I might have been using it a bit more due to the fact that its a new phone and all but i find it hard to believe its 2 or 3 times as much. I played around with the settings (i use the power tool widget to disable the auto sync and photos only sync when on wifi..) but it still seems to use alot of data. Am i missing something?

    thanks a lot!
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    Default Re: Large Amount of Data Used on Nexus 5 (compared to iPhone)

    1) Go to Settings -> Data usage and scroll down to see which apps are using data and how much.

    2) Open the News & Weather app and ensure that all auto refresh options are disabled.
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    Default Re: Large Amount of Data Used on Nexus 5 (compared to iPhone)

    hey,

    thanks. It seems that chrome is using the most it says the 99 mb (3 days) but i imagine alot of that is via wifi as well. Would checking the Restrict bakground data help? Google playstore is second with 50 though i checked the box to only auto update over wifi.

    Why isnt the news and weather app in the app list?

    thanks so much!
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    Default Re: Large Amount of Data Used on Nexus 5 (compared to iPhone)

    In Settings -> Data usage, there are separate tabs for Wi-Fi and cellular. Look at the top of the graph. The tabs affect not only the graph, but the list below as well.
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    Default Re: Large Amount of Data Used on Nexus 5 (compared to iPhone)

    thats good to know thanks. so the data i gave before is still correct becuase it was without wifi. I dont understand why its so much more
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    Default Re: Large Amount of Data Used on Nexus 5 (compared to iPhone)

    Maybe you have Google sync turned on? If so the high amount for chrome might be the first initial sync of data

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    Default Re: Large Amount of Data Used on Nexus 5 (compared to iPhone)

    nope, its off. i use the power tool widget to disbale and enable.
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    Default Re: Large Amount of Data Used on Nexus 5 (compared to iPhone)

    Can you quantify the high data usage? How much total data did your phone use, in how many days?
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    Default Re: Large Amount of Data Used on Nexus 5 (compared to iPhone)

    300mb in 8 days. I used 750 a month with my iphone... dont understand
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    Default Re: Large Amount of Data Used on Nexus 5 (compared to iPhone)

    Android runs a lot in the background, things like uninstalling apps use a lot of data, Apple doesn't really do anything till you press something!

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    Default Re: Large Amount of Data Used on Nexus 5 (compared to iPhone)

    Quote Originally Posted by guyslichten View Post
    300mb in 8 days. I used 750 a month with my iphone... dont understand
    Are we still talking about this being mostly Chrome which is consuming your data? Try this: open Chrome, tap the three-dot menu icon, tap Settings, tap Bandwidth management, tap Reduce data usage. I don't use this function, but it might help; doesn't Apple's iOS/Safari do something similar by default?
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    Default Re: Large Amount of Data Used on Nexus 5 (compared to iPhone)

    Was the iPhone using 4G? I noticed when i switched to a 4G wifi router my usage skyrocketed to 9 gigs a month from <3. My theory is that everything loads much faster and i am consuming more data as a result. Just a thought...

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    im going to try the bandwith management. thanks. Will it make any negative changes ?

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