1. AC Question's Avatar
    How can I reduce the amount of data my jetpack uses? I use less than 1gb on my phone my daughter uses less than 2 and my jetpack put me over for the month using almost 4. I was advised to shut it off when not in use..i do. I don't play any games on my computer or phone. Everyone I ask keeps giving me different answers as to why. Please help
    08-06-2014 06:04 PM
  2. UJ95x's Avatar
    Go to settings > data usage > my jetpack and disable background data. Then it shouldn't use any when the app is not open.

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 running SOKP 4.4.2
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    08-06-2014 06:21 PM
  3. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! If you don't want to turn off your Jetpack, you could turn off your phone's auto-sync and only turn it on when you want it to sync. If your phone is set to auto-sync, then all Google services will sync at relatively frequent intervals, which can contribute to data usage. You can also check all of your apps that refresh data on the web (like Facebook or weather apps), and change their refresh rates to the longest interval possible, or manual. For the Google Play Store, make sure it isn't auto-updating apps--and if it is, there is a selection to do it on wi-fi only.

    There's also a setting in Settings>Data Usage if you press the menu button, for "Restrict background data." This will prevent certain apps from syncing, but the tricky thing is that it doesn't really specify what is prevented.
    08-06-2014 06:26 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I posted at the same time as UJ95x. I'd go with his suggestion of specifically restricting the My Jetpack background data. What I was mentioning in my post above was a universal "Restrict Background Data" option that comes up if you tap the Menu button in the Data Usage screen. It's not clear what apps are impacted if you check that one on.
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    08-06-2014 06:30 PM

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