1. padrefan's Avatar
    I'm not that technologically inclined. Does anyone know how to stop android os from using so much background data? I'm on a nexus 5 and it's using way more data than anything on my phone.

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    05-03-2015 12:54 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    How much data is it using relative to your monthly plan? I would guess that the system is always going to use some data for various functions--one thing I can think of is the "Backup my data" option in Settings>Backup & Reset.

    Have you tried the Restrict Background Data option in Settings>Data Usage​?
    05-03-2015 01:28 AM
  3. padrefan's Avatar
    I have unlimited data through my carrier, but it always seems to slow down towards the end of the month. In the first 4 days of the month android os has already used 3.4 GB. I have the back up my data turned off. If I restrict my background data some of my apps don't work.

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    05-03-2015 01:48 AM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Yeah, I agree, that's way too much. Not sure if this will help, but it won't hurt--try wiping the cache partition, which won't erase any personal data. Be aware that this can take 5-10 minutes on a Nexus 5, so be patient: http://forums.androidcentral.com/nex...-recovery.html
    05-03-2015 02:19 AM
  5. N4Newbie's Avatar
    Go to Settings -> Data Usage, scroll below the graph to see the list of apps using data. What are the top 5 users and how much data did each use?

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    05-03-2015 02:23 AM
  6. padrefan's Avatar
    I appreciate the help. Thank you.

    I usually wipe the cache partition once a week, and its been done multiple times since android OS has been using so much data. I also clear my browser history and clear cached data everyday when I restart my phone.


    Here is the list of my app usage. My billing cycle started on 4-29.

    Android OS - 3.51 GB
    MLB at bat - 2.32 GB
    ESPN Radio - 1.24 GB
    Chrome - .97 GB
    You Tube - 486 MB
    Google Play Store - 119 MB

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-03-2015 12:07 PM

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