1. WildCatBBN3's Avatar
    Does android devices use more data then ios device's. I usually don't go past 4gb when I had my iPhone. Now I'm past 4gb. I'm on Wi-Fi mainly the whole day except for when I'm at work. I know Verizon has had problems before with charging for data while on Wi-Fi

    tapped out on my S4
    08-27-2013 02:57 PM
  2. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Does android devices use more data then ios device's. I usually don't go past 4gb when I had my iPhone. Now I'm past 4gb. I'm on Wi-Fi mainly the whole day except for when I'm at work. I know Verizon has had problems before with charging for data while on Wi-Fi

    tapped out on my S4
    It mostly is due to what apps you have on your device, widgets, etc. Say you have NBC News widget (No idea if it really exists) and the refresh rate is set for every 2 hours. Well, every 2 hours your phone is connecting to the net, and refreshing all that data. 12 times in one day, lets say pulling 10 MB each time. 120 MB/day, and 600 MB for 30 days just for that widget. Just over half a GB. And that is only one widget, and I think 10 MB is a little on the small side for a news widget, if you consider it probably updates say 5 articles and several sections with pictures. You can also safely assume that when the widget updates, so does the app.

    And that's not counting auto sync, Email pushes, etc. And all that is not counting your use.
    08-27-2013 03:05 PM
  3. WildCatBBN3's Avatar
    Yeah I just know when I got the iPhone 5 Verizon had this problem with charging us for data on Wi-Fi. Maybe they're doing the same thing with the s4

    Tapped out on my S4
    08-27-2013 03:09 PM
  4. garublador's Avatar
    If you go to Settings>Connections>Data usage it should tell you how much data each app is using. You may be able to debug it from there.
    08-27-2013 03:20 PM
  5. Almeuit's Avatar
    Yeah I just know when I got the iPhone 5 Verizon had this problem with charging us for data on Wi-Fi. Maybe they're doing the same thing with the s4

    Tapped out on my S4
    Lol that sounds like a cheap way for them to rack up overage charges.. Sounds illegal to :o.

    Sent from my T-Mobile HTC One using AC Forums.
    08-27-2013 03:23 PM
  6. WildCatBBN3's Avatar
    Yeah it's messed up

    Tapped out on my S4
    08-27-2013 03:24 PM
  7. WildCatBBN3's Avatar
    This is

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    08-27-2013 03:28 PM
  8. garublador's Avatar
    Whatever Remove Apps is seems to be a problem. A quick Google search shows that others have had this problem with other phones (many times called "Delete Apps") in the past, but the 2 minutes I spent on it didn't turn up any solutions.

    Actually, all of your numbers seem way high to me. I spend most of my time on WiFi at home and comparing the same apps we have (Facebook, Play Store), your data usage is about 5 times higher than mine. I'd double check that your phone is using your WiFi when you're at home. FWIW, I'm on Verizon, too.
    08-27-2013 03:55 PM
  9. Almeuit's Avatar
    Remove apps is apps he uninstalled... So whatever you uninstalled is what was eating your data.

    Either way looks like you are also using the phone more.. Probably more than the iOS especially with widgets and everything.. That can cause more data usage .

    Sent from my T-Mobile HTC One using AC Forums.
    08-27-2013 06:01 PM
  10. anonymous495876038576's Avatar
    I think when you check via that way for your data usage it counts for everything including WiFi because I have a data tracker app and that app varies greatly from the settings>data. Also my WiFi and mobile data from the tracker app when added up equal roughly what my settings>data says

    goingminimalist73.blogspot.com
    08-27-2013 06:08 PM
  11. tcdude's Avatar
    Yes mine uses a lot of data to around 5 gig a month mind you I'm coming from BlackBerry that barely used 1, thankfully I changed my plan

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    08-27-2013 06:13 PM
  12. blue lion's Avatar
    I had an Iphone 4S and now a Galaxy S4 but I didn't have an overage issue. The suggestions above look good.
    08-27-2013 06:33 PM
  13. WildCatBBN3's Avatar
    I just took the S4 back and went back with the iPhone. That data usage was a deal breaker for me. Appreciate the feed back. But if I can't enjoy the phone to the fullest then I'm not gonna mess with it.


    Tapped out on my iPhone 5
    08-28-2013 12:33 AM
  14. HawaiiD's Avatar
    I just took the S4 back and went back with the iPhone. That data usage was a deal breaker for me. Appreciate the feed back. But if I can't enjoy the phone to the fullest then I'm not gonna mess with it.


    Tapped out on my iPhone 5
    How much more would it have cost you to up your plan?
    Also,you went from a beautiful 1080p 5 inch screen to a 4 inch mini me?





    Sent from my Coconut Wireless HTC One
    08-28-2013 01:01 AM
  15. WildCatBBN3's Avatar
    How much more would it have cost you to up your plan?
    Also,you went from a beautiful 1080p 5 inch screen to a 4 inch mini me?





    Sent from my Coconut Wireless HTC One
    I'm not gonna up my plan. I just had an itch checked out android. It's a lot better then it used to be. Just like the iPhone better.


    Tapped out on my iPhone 5
    08-28-2013 01:03 AM
  16. Almeuit's Avatar
    It's how it will always be.. The OS can do more (widgets and syncs) so.. That will cause data usage. Restricting background data would of been your answer and then you would of been fine.

    Either way enjoy your iPhone .

    Sent from my T-Mobile HTC One using AC Forums.
    08-28-2013 12:45 PM
  17. HawaiiD's Avatar
    I'm not gonna up my plan. I just had an itch checked out android. It's a lot better then it used to be. Just like the iPhone better.


    Tapped out on my iPhone 5
    Just to let you know I have a co worker who switch to T Mobile recently With his iPhone 5. He used 29 gigabytes last month. He was with Verizon before btw.
    Iphones can use a lot of data too.
    It really depends on user

    Sent from my Coconut Wireless HTC One
    09-03-2013 12:41 PM
  18. WildCatBBN3's Avatar
    Just to let you know I have a co worker who switch to T Mobile recently With his iPhone 5. He used 29 gigabytes last month. He was with Verizon before btw.
    Iphones can use a lot of data too.
    It really depends on user

    Sent from my Coconut Wireless HTC One
    Yeah I'm sure. U can wifi tether not use wifi. And I'm sure u could get real high data usage. My data is back to normal now. The funny thing is I used the S4 the same way I use the iPhone and used way more data with the S4. I'm happy to be back with the iPhone.


    Tapped out on my iPhone 5
    09-03-2013 03:32 PM

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