1. Project2514's Avatar
    Hey people!
    Its my first time posting here so please be gentle
    I have the s8+ and ive just realised that while im connected to wifi my up and down rate/arrows are staying lit up.. im not downloading anything and have turned off and restarted the handset a good few times... how can this be? Any ideas how?
    Is there a program to download to say what apps are connected to the internet at any given monent?
    Bit worried to turn wifi off as dont want it to eat all my data!
    Thanks in advance!
    07-06-2017 05:22 PM
  2. PJRed2008's Avatar
    Welcome to the forums as a new member. Everyone here is always gentle Do you mean the mobile data up/down arrows are on? I commonly see the 4G symbol lit up when I have wifi active, but its not really using mobile and I see no arrows. There are quite a few apps that 'call home' and will use mobile data once wifi is turned off, but you can control a lot of that behavior thru permissions and settings. You can go to Settings, Apps, Apps Manager (or All) and look at individual apps to see what battery, storage and data they're using. You should also have, on the S8, data usage monitoring. Social apps, FB, WhatsApp etc are major users of data, so beware those.
    07-06-2017 05:34 PM
  3. Project2514's Avatar
    Hi!! thanks for the reply.. im on about when connected to wifi.. my upload and download arrows are constantly lit up, i have fast internet so surely they shouldnt be lit up for almost a hr in one go? i understand that certain apps need to ping to stay connected in the background or for push notifications but this seems excessive!
    although while typing this i have just seen the first flash of the down arrow!
    07-06-2017 05:46 PM
  4. PJRed2008's Avatar
    I wouldn't worry about it as long as it's on wifi. Like I said above, if you turn wifi off (I do at night to save battery) then keep an eye on usage until you're sure there isn't anything going nuts in the background. Here again, social apps are not your data friend.
    07-06-2017 05:50 PM

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