1. jgreg02's Avatar
    What is going on with the Weather Channel app. It used 1/2 of my allowed data in 21 days. Is the Pie, Android, Galaxy S9+, or settings or app?

    It was set to run in background. However only 1/2 the data was for that.
    05-25-2019 01:17 PM
  2. Kirstein Gourlay's Avatar
    What is going on with the Weather Channel app. It used 1/2 of my allowed data in 21 days. Is the Pie, Android, Galaxy S9+, or settings or app?

    It was set to run in background. However only 1/2 the data was for that.
    That is frightening! I wish you could manually restrict apps using data.
    05-25-2019 08:41 PM
  3. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Could it be due to ads? Does it serve up any streaming video ads?
    05-25-2019 10:29 PM
  4. Sizzers's Avatar
    That is frightening! I wish you could manually restrict apps using data.
    You can.

    Go in to "App info" and click on "Data usage". You will then see the option to turn off background data usage.
    Kirstein Gourlay likes this.
    05-26-2019 03:33 AM
  5. adonesc76's Avatar
    What is going on with the Weather Channel app. It used 1/2 of my allowed data in 21 days. Is the Pie, Android, Galaxy S9+, or settings or app?

    It was set to run in background. However only 1/2 the data was for that.
    Personally I'm not a fan of individual weather apps. Being on Android One I don't have to worry about that. What I did was I use a widget from the Google weather app. It appears as a micro icon of either a sun/rain drop/cloud/snow flake (depending on the weather) located next to the date and day on the Home Screen.

    When I click on it, it opens the Google weather app and I get today's in depth weather report, tomorrow's and a preview of the next ten days or so.

    Personally I've found it way more accurate than anything the Weather Channel or even the local TV or radio weather predictions are.

    I'd never use a weather app because of the same reason. The memory it eats as well as draining battery power...

    Don't know if this is of any help...
    06-23-2019 06:45 PM
  6. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Personally I'm not a fan of individual weather apps. Being on Android One I don't have to worry about that. What I did was I use a widget from the Google weather app. It appears as a micro icon of either a sun/rain drop/cloud/snow flake (depending on the weather) located next to the date and day on the Home Screen.

    When I click on it, it opens the Google weather app and I get today's in depth weather report, tomorrow's and a preview of the next ten days or so.

    Personally I've found it way more accurate than anything the Weather Channel or even the local TV or radio weather predictions are.

    I'd never use a weather app because of the same reason. The memory it eats as well as draining battery power...

    Don't know if this is of any help...
    If you are using a widget to open an app then you're using an app unless I missed something.
    06-23-2019 08:53 PM
  7. adonesc76's Avatar
    If you are using a widget to open an app then you're using an app unless I missed something.
    It's not an app. It's a shortcut to Google's weather service... sorry I wasn't clear enough...

    Doesn't use any memory or battery life.
    06-23-2019 08:56 PM

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