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    Default "Restrict Background Data?"

    As I understand it, this option allows/forbids background syncing from happening on mobile data. A couple of questions:

    1. The prompt says restricting will stop "some apps," which, to me, implies there are some that won't be restricted. Which ones get restricted, and which ones don't?

    2. Can I choose to un-restrict or restrict some apps that may be in respective categories?
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    Default Re: "Restrict Background Data?"

    I believe you can choose

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    Default Re: "Restrict Background Data?"

    How would I do that? All I see is a single check box for restrict/allow BG data
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    Settings / Mobile data

    Scroll down below the graph and you'll see a list of all the apps that can access the network. Tap on one, scroll down, and check the box next to "Restrict network data."
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    Default Re: "Restrict Background Data?"

    Quote Originally Posted by meyerweb View Post
    Settings / Mobile data

    Scroll down below the graph and you'll see a list of all the apps that can access the network. Tap on one, scroll down, and check the box next to "Restrict network data."
    Thanks. At first I couldn't find this check box, but when I unchecked the universal "restrict background data," the per-app option came back.

    How is RBD different from "auto sync data?" Is the latter network+wifi restricted?
    Last edited by raino; 05-16-2013 at 03:43 PM.
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    I believe unchecking "auto sync data" prevents all data syncing, even when on WiFi. RBD only limits it while on cellular data, and allows background syncing when connected to WiFi.
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