1. joe watson1's Avatar
    As I get really to begin my journey from IOS to Android I have been wondering something. Does an Android device use more data than an iPhone? Just seems to be that the Android is more "free" so it my be a bit more uncontrolled in how much data it uses? I don't know that's why I'm asking
    08-25-2014 09:22 PM
  2. UJ95x's Avatar
    It shouldn't be using any more data that you're intentionally using. There are times when things will update automatically or syncing issues that use more data when idle. That can easily be resolved by setting things to only sync and update over WiFi though. You can also disable background data in the case that it does use your data inadvertently.

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 running SlimKat 4.4.4
    08-25-2014 09:32 PM
  3. LeoRex's Avatar
    Does an Android device use more data than an iPhone?
    Well, you probably won't see that much of a difference really... Things like widgets, which iOS doesn't have, aren't huge data hogs. What sucks up data? Downloading new apps, things like Pandora, YouTube... Data intensive multimedia... But that is platform independent.

    Short of dabbling in custom Android roms, there's not really much difference.
    08-25-2014 11:42 PM
  4. zorak950's Avatar
    Android is more permissive about letting apps run in the background than iOS, but almost all apps behave themselves pretty well.
    08-26-2014 12:24 AM
  5. Yirga's Avatar
    The two are different.
    Android devices always keep many app services on the background and these apps may keep refreshing automatically which would consume data.
    You can choose to disable data in settings but I don't think it is a good solution.
    Maybe you can try some other apps, like App Hypnotist or Greenify, to help disable the service ( I mean prevent them from refreshing on their own) of unused background apps.
    08-26-2014 05:15 AM

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