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    Default Data usage is getting higher, need help.

    Hello AC,

    I have recently come from an iPhone 4S, and during the month cycle for my data plan, I used about 0.60 GB of data (using Safari, Instagram, Tumblr, and Facebook most of the time), and when I got my Galaxy S5, in just 2 days I used up 0.25 GB of data. This is (IMO) a very large difference as I am just doing the same as I had before, but with a new phone..? How can I reduce this usage (without turning off data altogether). I use WIFI whenever possible. I am also looking for a solution to MANUALLY retrieve emails from the Email and Gmail apps.

    Please help a new Android user in need. Thank you

    Edit: The 0.60 GB of data usage on my iPhone 4S is about 20 days of usage, and the 0.25 is 2 days.
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    Default Re: Data usage is getting higher, need help.

    Might be just updating all the apps / s-ware.

    Try watching what it does from this point.
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    Default Re: Data usage is getting higher, need help.

    Can you disable sync in the email apps? I don't use those but in k9,I can disable email sync and manually sync

    dpham00, Android Central Moderator
    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3
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    Sync may be doing it but also... You did get a new phone so you were probably downloading apps or had them auto updating so that is where the chunk came from... At least I'd think.

    Go to settings and data usage... What shows as the most usage? Ensure to drag the graph bars out (so it shows the date range you want to look at.. Example below) so we can see it.

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    The screenshot. The deleted app was speedtest.net after 2 uses.
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    Default Re: Data usage is getting higher, need help.

    Bump

    Posted via Android Central App on my Samsung Galaxy S5
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    Default Re: Data usage is getting higher, need help.

    Might make sure you don't have google+ or Picasa set to auto backup, that will eat up data quick. I have unlimited data but still disable auto update in play store to help save power

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    Default Re: Data usage is getting higher, need help.

    You can also set apps to update or backup data I only when your connected to a WiFi network.

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    Default Re: Data usage is getting higher, need help.

    Quote Originally Posted by hardrocker89 View Post
    Might make sure you don't have google+ or Picasa set to auto backup, that will eat up data quick. I have unlimited data but still disable auto update in play store to help save power

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    It will. These phones can take 4k video and if you have Google+ set to auto backup on a cell signal you can easily eat up 2 GB of data with just a 5 minute 4k clip.
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    I switched from iPhone, all the new and extra downloading caused me to go over my cap this month, I called Verizon and they did the right thing (shocked) and upgraded my data for free this month.

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    Default Re: Data usage is getting higher, need help.

    Our team at Opera have a pretty neat app called Opera Max. It uses a unique compressions algorithm to help you save your data upto 50% and extend the life of your data plan!

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