1. combat82's Avatar
    So here I was last night using my phone and I wanted to check prices on a replacement charge port on eBay so I go to the play store to download the eBay app and next thing I know 30 minutes later the app finally finished downloading.

    I started my prepaid plan on May 20, that night and the following 2 days I was staying at a hotel so the obvious choice was to use the free Wi-Fi. Some time between Sun night and Monday my charge port was broken and the phone died. I had a friend with a S5 that charged my phone for me Tuesday afternoon and when the battery was given back to me it was almost exclusively in U. power saving mode. The phone was dead early the next morning and the phone did not get charged again til late Friday night when I was staying at a hotel once again and was obviously using the free Wi-Fi. Most of the apps I downloaded from the play store were done on wifi and these are the apps I had installed.

    Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Pandora, Textra SMS, Nova Launcher, AC forum app

    Pandora was used maybe 3 times for no more than 30 minutes at a time.

    My phone has also been dying faster than I can charge it every single day since I started my plan because of either a low health battery or the Marshmallow update. So quite frankly I've either had the phone in U. power saving mode or completely off to help the charging speed.

    So I just find it hard to believe that I've went through 5GB of 4G LTE data in roughly a week and half (because the phone was completely dead most of last week), yet here I am barely able to even browse because of my slow speed.

    The data icon in my status bar says I'm connected to 4G LTE and has not changed that I've noticed except once yesterday at my lawyers office where it showed 3G.

    Can someone recommend a really good and very accurate app that will split the wifi and mobile data for me to see what I've used for the future so I can keep an eye on it?

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    06-08-2016 08:18 AM
  2. can3gxw's Avatar
    A couple of things:

    1) I can tell you exactly what happened to your data, because it happened to my wife last summer. When you connect to the hotel's WiFi, you have to connect to the WiFi first, then open your browser to accept the terms and conditions of using the "non secure hotel network". Then once you're connected, you're in and can roam freely. Overnight, usually, these systems reset themselves and you have to LOG IN again to the network. You will see that you're already connected, but you are NOT. During this time, your WiFi may show connected. You aren't. My wife blew through her (usually plenty for her) 200 MB plan by uploading a few dozen photos from a museum visit to Facebook.

    2) The data monitor on the S5 is near perfect. Go to SETTINGS > DATA USAGE and tap the 3 little dots on the top right and select "Show Wi-Fi usage". The monitor itself defaults to only mobile data, but if you want to see what your WiFi is using, this will do it. It will add a second tab to the top where you can flip between "mobile" and "wi-fi"
    06-08-2016 08:34 AM
  3. combat82's Avatar
    What exactly is Mobile Services Manager? Data monitor says it used 185 MB of background data.....and this is just since yesterday afternoon when I did a factory reset.....

    Posted via the Android Central App
    06-08-2016 09:06 AM
  4. combat82's Avatar
    Apparently it's a US Cellular app used to install bloat after the 6.0 update is what I gather from Google search. If it's used almost 200 MB of data in less than 24 hours I can only imagine what the data monitor said it used before I did the factory reset yesterday.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    06-08-2016 09:13 AM

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