1. Louis Hadleigh's Avatar
    I have a HTC Desire A8181 which I have been using for several months without any issues. A few weeks ago I switched from Orange UK to TalkMobile UK. Talkmobile cut me off yesterday as I had apparently hit my credit limit of 70 because they claim I have used 1000s MB of data.

    I dont tether my phone or knowingly do anything that would use a large amount of data such as streaming video, music etc. I havent recently made any changes at all to the phone. The data is being consumed even while I sleep so assuming talkmobiles figures are accurate there must be something on my phone automatically using the data. Ive disabled mobile data and switched to wifi only so I can so some tests without getting more charges. So far today my data usage defender app shows at 46mb used on wifi but under apps it only shows the following usage:-

    Google play 222kb
    Data usage defender 18.64kb
    AVG 6.93kb
    Google 5.43kb

    Is there any way to figure out what is using the data? My phone isnt rooted so if possible I need a method that doesnt require root access. My detailed usage information is below Ive included it in case it gives any clues as to what is eating up data.


    Thanks for your help.

    Detailed data use
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    10-09-2013 12:19 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Lots of apps can refresh data in the background, and depending on what they're refreshing and how frequently they do so, it can all add up. Google Music is notorious for this, especially if you have All Access. Go to System Settings/Wireless & Networks/Data Usage, and see what apps are listed there and how much data they have used over the measured time period. You can also try an app like GSam Battery Monitor, which also tracks data usage.

    If you don't need to be constantly updated about emails or Facebook notifications, I would suggest turning off background sync. There should be a widget called Power Control that includes a sync toggle--tap it to turn background sync on or off. There are lots of other 3rd party toggle widgets available on Google Play that can do the same thing--I like Power Toggles.

    If you don't want to turn off background sync, you could also go into each app and check for data refresh settings. For apps that have this option (like social apps, weather and news apps, etc.), you can typically change the refresh to never/manual, and on the app itself, there should be an easy way to manually refresh the screen.
    Golfdriver97 likes this.
    10-09-2013 03:16 PM
  3. EvilMonkey's Avatar
    Welcome. I highly recommend this to track your data usage:
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ia.android.mdm

    It'll break it down to mobile vs. wifi for you, as well as down to the app level, better than stock does. It'll help you figure out what's sucking through your data.
    Golfdriver97 likes this.
    10-09-2013 04:31 PM

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