1. testerjs's Avatar
    I received an alert message from Verizon today to inform me that I had used 75% of my data. This seemed odd, because I was nowhere near this amount a day or so ago. I looked at my data usage, and Google Search had used .68gb in the background over the last 2 days.

    Does anyone know what it could possibly have done to use this much data? I recently updated to Lollipop on the Moto X. I have turned off background data for Google Search to make sure it doesn't keep wasting data. Has anyone else ever experienced this?
    11-26-2014 03:57 PM
  2. belodion's Avatar
    Yes. Some weeks ago, one of the apps, I believe it was Chrome, used 1.3GB, if I recall right, in a few hours while the phone was in my pocket. I don't recall whether it was background or foreground. How I laughed when I discovered it. Fortunately, the phone was on an unlimited data tariff at the time.
    I don't know why it happened.
    If you're on limited data, it may be worth going to Settings, Data Usage, and setting a mobile data usage warning, and perhaps set a bit higher, a mobile data usage limit, on your device. I know that's not a cure for any underlying problem, but it is at least something you can do.

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    11-26-2014 04:39 PM

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