1. Darthfranny's Avatar
    Android OS is basically using pretty much 1 MB every few seconds. Is there any way of preventing this!?
    04-03-2016 10:21 AM
  2. dpham00's Avatar
    You can restrict background data. Otherwise, you have to find which app is causing the Android os to have high data usage.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    04-03-2016 09:48 PM
  3. 20blks's Avatar
    Try and disable Facebook if you can

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    04-04-2016 05:42 AM
  4. death_eater's Avatar
    I'm having the same problem. I already did a factory reset and monitored the "Android OS" data usage with a fresh factory reset device but there was no improvement. Even if I disable the background data, that Android OS is still consuming background data. I only got a 1GB data monthly so 232MB taken by that Android OS is very frustrating.

    Edit: Just fyi, I use my phone data for Clash of Clan, IM apps and email. I only limit myself on those apps due to my very limited data plan.
    04-06-2016 07:01 AM
  5. airos4's Avatar
    OK, I need to jump in here. My data usage graph is unbelievable. It shows that in a single month (and this repeats for all months I've had the phone) Android OS used 7.63GB of data by itself. How can I investigate what the heck it's doing? It's all showing as background. I get terrible battery life out of this thing, and I have to assume at least some of it is the high data usage in the background.
    07-04-2016 11:43 PM
  6. chanchan05's Avatar
    Try turning off Google Data Back Up. Also are you auto uploading pictures?
    07-05-2016 05:37 AM
  7. Cacarela's Avatar
    Could Sync be the reason for that? I've never had that problem so can't really help
    07-05-2016 06:18 AM
  8. airos4's Avatar
    I do upload pics, but they are clearly broken out under Photos and Dropbox, not under Android OS.
    07-05-2016 05:58 PM

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