10-04-2017 03:28 AM
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  1. Android104's Avatar
    Hi I have a galaxy s7 edge purchased from UAE

    And recently when I finished my monthly quota of 1.5GB of data allowance.

    I realized that Android Os is eating up every bit of my data.

    Please help me get out of this, I have tried disabling and updating everything.
    Tried safe mode too but still no luck.

    I have searched over many forums and haven't come up with a satisfactory solution yet.

    Please do help me

    Here are few screenshots as references.Android OS destroying My Data and the S7 Edge-screenshot_20160607-150630.jpgAndroid OS destroying My Data and the S7 Edge-screenshot_20160607-150647-2.jpgAndroid OS destroying My Data and the S7 Edge-screenshot_20160607-150656.jpgAndroid OS destroying My Data and the S7 Edge-screenshot_20160607-150826.jpg
    steelers1 likes this.
    06-07-2016 05:39 AM
  2. angeljavy's Avatar
    I have the same issue, and I also have search for a solution, I've try almost everything.

    But Android SO, still consuming my data mobile, it's really anything, by the way I thought it was because I have the Dual Sim version.

    I hope someone could help you.

    And this is my rom
    kojak likes this.
    06-07-2016 10:38 AM
  3. Android104's Avatar
    It is driving me crazy,
    I don't know what to do!
    06-07-2016 02:46 PM
  4. Michael MCATEE's Avatar
    Try uninstalling Facebook

    Posted from my AT&T S7 Edge
    103Softail likes this.
    06-07-2016 06:33 PM
  5. IAmSixNine's Avatar
    325megs of 1.5gigs is not eating up every bit of your data.
    If android os was using 1.5 gigs then yes it would be eating up every bit of your data.
    Its the operating system so using up 350 megs i dont think is to terribly bad.
    06-08-2016 10:56 AM
  6. Android104's Avatar
    325megs of 1.5gigs is not eating up every bit of your data.
    If android os was using 1.5 gigs then yes it would be eating up every bit of your data.
    Its the operating system so using up 350 megs i dont think is to terribly bad.
    Hi that is 350MB in a spam of 3 days which is tremendously insane as I never had 10% of that on my old phones.
    And the best part is I don't even know what is eating the data.


    I have looked at every possible thread and can't seem to find a solution for this,
    I really hope someone over here has the answers to my questions
    angeljavy likes this.
    06-08-2016 01:13 PM
  7. ironass's Avatar
    06-08-2016 01:33 PM
  8. Android104's Avatar
    I don't use Spotify and Facebook shows its own break up for data usage as you can see in the above screenshots.
    It is typically just the Android Os usage which is killing me.

    Other users have reported the android os usage to be far far far less.

    I really need to find a solution for this
    06-08-2016 02:50 PM
  9. ironass's Avatar
    Facebook and other apps will show up under Android OS as they will continually be making a call on it.

    Try charging your phone to 100% and then run it in Safe Mode for 5 or 6 hours. If Android OS drops, you will know it is a user app or setting.

    06-08-2016 03:28 PM
  10. Gaurav Sag's Avatar
    1 ] Set a data Usage limit in the phone's setting.Also you can manually "Force Stop " every app that you see using your data.
    Also it is advisable to keep your data connection OFF when not using so that these background processes get very less access to your data services.

    2] Root your phone and you can kill and freeze apps using some available 3rd party apps on the playstore(Like Link2SD ).

    The Second solution is very helpful.It will put you in the control of your phone.

    Only a word of caution Rooting your phone will void its warranty. So root only if your warranty has expired.

    Also before rooting your phone go through some tutorials (videos ,articles on rooting) for your phone so that you have a clear idea of what you are doing.
    06-09-2016 04:58 AM
  11. Android104's Avatar
    Thanks for the reply

    Unfortunately I have tried but you cannot force stop the Android Os that is consuming so much data

    And I don't want to root the phone as it is still under warranty!

    Any other suggestions?
    angeljavy likes this.
    06-09-2016 05:43 AM
  12. angeljavy's Avatar
    Thanks for the reply

    Unfortunately I have tried but you cannot force stop the Android Os that is consuming so much data

    And I don't want to root the phone as it is still under warranty!

    Any other suggestions?
    FINALLY i found the answer try this, do the wipe and restore your mobile, configure all but when the systems ask you for you google acount, skip that phase, then when finish the configuration, create a new one google account DO NOT USE OR SINCRONIZE a previous google account just use a new look i had the same issue and finally Android OS dont consume so much data .
    06-09-2016 10:36 PM
  13. chanchan05's Avatar
    FINALLY i found the answer try this, do the wipe and restore your mobile, configure all but when the systems ask you for you google acount, skip that phase, then when finish the configuration, create a new one google account DO NOT USE OR SINCRONIZE a previous google account just use a new look i had the same issue and finally Android OS dont consume so much data .https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2016...e098b65399.jpg
    That's not an option really.

    You want to synchronize your old Google account to the new phone so the calendars, contacts, and other files like photos also move automatically to the new phone. Obviously it would eat up a lot of data if you also use it to transfer Google photos.
    ironass likes this.
    06-09-2016 11:10 PM
  14. Android104's Avatar
    But when I have turned off the sync it still consumes a lot of data!
    Secondly do you mean to factory reset it?
    And if I do so, how am i supposed to transfer my contacts and other details?
    06-10-2016 11:42 AM
  15. Android104's Avatar
    Do you have any other solution to this problem?
    06-10-2016 11:42 AM
  16. CeCe82's Avatar
    Do you have any other solution to this problem?
    I think that I might also post this by itself, as I've been searching for am answer for weeks but am yet to find one.*
    ****** Anyhow, I'm experiencing the same problem.* I have a Samsung Galaxy S7, the US version with Snapdragon running Marshmallow. Android OS is using way too much data is the background and I have no idea as to why.* I keep the data off when I'm not using it.* I restrict the background data most of the time when the data is on due to this, but it still uses background data.* I keep sync off, battery saver on, I don't have Facebook or any other social networking except plain old texting.* In fact I only have one app that i downloaded at the moment.* That's Candy Crush Soda and it's not the problem I don't think.
    ******* It's so irritating because I don't have WiFi so I honestly do not use this phone as much as I'd like to, as I could with my old phone.* I've figured that I can use 0.1 gb a day to stay with my data limit and Android OS is using that much in 2 to 3 days!!!!! I'm at a loss for what else to try.* Oh yeah,* as of last night I optimized all my apps that will within the battery options. Too soon to tell if that will help at all seeing as how Android OS is not listed.* Any new suggestions?* Thank You Kindly
    07-15-2016 11:05 AM
  17. CeCe82's Avatar
    i think that i might also post this by itself, as i've been searching for am answer for weeks but am yet to find one.*
    ****** anyhow, i'm experiencing the same problem.* i have a samsung galaxy s7, the us version with snapdragon running marshmallow. Android os is using way too much data is the background and i have no idea as to why.* i keep the data off when i'm not using it.* i restrict the background data most of the time when the data is on due to this, but it still uses background data.* i keep sync off, battery saver on, i don't have facebook or any other social networking except plain old texting.* in fact i only have one app that i downloaded at the moment.* that's candy crush soda and it's not the problem i don't think.
    ******* it's so irritating because i don't have wifi so i honestly do not use this phone as much as i'd like to, as i could with my old phone.* i've figured that i can use 0.1 gb a day to stay with my data limit and android os is using that much in 2 to 3 days!!!!! I'm at a loss for what else to try.* oh yeah,* as of last night i optimized all my apps that will within the battery options. Too soon to tell if that will help at all seeing as how android os is not listed.* any new suggestions?* thank you kindly
    "i forgot to mention that i'm with verizon"
    07-15-2016 11:08 AM
  18. vcfvct's Avatar
    I have exactly the same problem with my Nexus 6 running Marshmallow.
    What's my observation is The 'Android OS' typically starts to download a lot of stuff when I turn my device on. My Sprint LTE shows up faster than my home wifi when boot, so the Android OS will then use my cellular data for the downloading which I have no idea what it is. And It is about 100-200M each time which is kind of crazy if you do not have a lot of monthly data.

    One temporary solution i found is
    1. turn the phone to Airplane Mode before sleep.
    2. in the morning, do not switch off the Airplane mode but turn on wifi first.
    3. after wifi connects and the whatever crazy download starts, turn on the Cellular of your service provider.
    08-11-2016 11:45 AM
  19. Bryant4114's Avatar
    I have exactly the same problem with my Nexus 6 running Marshmallow.
    What's my observation is The 'Android OS' typically starts to download a lot of stuff when I turn my device on. My Sprint LTE shows up faster than my home wifi when boot, so the Android OS will then use my cellular data for the downloading which I have no idea what it is. And It is about 100-200M each time which is kind of crazy if you do not have a lot of monthly data.

    One temporary solution i found is
    1. turn the phone to Airplane Mode before sleep.
    2. in the morning, do not switch off the Airplane mode but turn on wifi first.
    3. after wifi connects and the whatever crazy download starts, turn on the Cellular of your service provider.
    Is there really no solution for this?

    My android os uses 700mb of my 2gb allowance every month and its infuriating
    09-17-2016 07:17 AM
  20. chanchan05's Avatar
    Turn off Google Backup in Backup and Restore in settings.
    09-17-2016 07:40 AM
  21. Bryant4114's Avatar
    Already done this, no difference
    09-17-2016 08:44 AM
  22. Hamid Hafeez's Avatar
    Yeah, I've had something odd happen to me last night.

    I have 10gb usage that is renewed on the 2nd of every month. When I woke up I found 2 text messages. One at 3:19 saying I have used 80% of my allowance and one at 4:05 saying I've used 100% (thats 2 gigs within an hour whilst I was sleeping)

    After managing to get my 10 gigs reinstated, I find that chrome has used 5.65gb and android has used 4.61 - no idea why.

    I also have samsung edge on ee
    11-07-2016 04:38 AM
  23. slick5150's Avatar
    I've been having this problem for the last month. My plan reset on November 3. I hit my 2gb cap already today. The culprit? Android OS had used 1.8gb. What is going on?
    11-07-2016 04:59 PM
  24. lammy8's Avatar
    I had this recently, only things I'd changed was good backup turned on and hand picked apps to use background data. Since setting these back to the default the issue has cleared.
    11-08-2016 12:06 AM
  25. Blessing Uwarobehi Amayiyi's Avatar
    Install DataEye from playstore. This app does not require root permissions. It can stop or allow individual apps from using your data.
    I had the same problem until I came across this app in a forum. Since then the ANDRIOD OS and other apps are nipped in the bud.
    Once again install DATAEYE.
    12-27-2016 03:47 PM
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