4.2.1 Restrict background data bug

kane456

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It appears that with 4.2.1 you can no longer restrict background data for individual apps? When you try to do so, it instead winds-up restricting background data for all apps.

Can someone confirm this and/or is there a fix for it?

Thanks!

My device = Nexus 7 3G with 4.2.1.
 
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kane456

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Can someone please test it on their device to confirm whether or not this is a universal issue?

Settings > Data Usage > Select any random app listed > Go to top right menu and select "Restrict Background Data"

Does a notifcation bar disclaimer pop-up saying data has been restricted for all apps?

Thanks!
 

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You are correct, in 4.21 its all or nothing for background data limiting.

Hope its just blocked and functions still there, then making an app is still possible to have do it.

Admiralcrom, on Nexus7 using Tapatalk2
 

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Can someone please test it on their device to confirm whether or not this is a universal issue?

Settings > Data Usage > Select any random app listed > Go to top right menu and select "Restrict Background Data"

Does a notifcation bar disclaimer pop-up saying data has been restricted for all apps?

Thanks!

there is your problem selecting restrict background data from menu(3 dots) on top right will restrict data for all apps.

if you want to do it on individual app. select the app and scroll down to see a checkbox to restrict for that app.
 

kane456

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Thanks so much for confirming admiralcom!

It's a rather horrendous slip-up by Google. Especially since you really don't want to restrict data on apps like Email or other messaging apps vs. those like news readers or other google apps which download data loads of data in the background.

Hopefully a fix would be released for this!
 

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there is your problem selecting restrict background data from menu(3 dots) on top right will restrict data for all apps.

if you want to do it on individual app. select the app and scroll down to see a checkbox to restrict for that app.

When you select each individual app within Data Usage, there's no checkbox when you scroll down. I believe this is only the case for ICS. Whereas for Jelly Bean it's always been the three dots in the top right corner... this is the same for when you want to restrict data for all apps which you do on the apps list screen or individual apps screens.
 

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Most apps that have the ability to sync in the background have an option in their menus for you to switch to manual refresh. Examples include Facebook and Pulse. That's probably your best solution.

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