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Notifications - Data vs Wifi

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Hi all, i think i may have enabled an option somewhere but i cannot find it to turn it off!

I am only receiving notifications from apps when connected to wifi.

As an example, when opening WhatsApp the other day i had numerous message/notifications pop up, but did not receive any notifications whilst the phone was sat idle on the desk, this applies to all apps i use.
It's like opening the app causes it to connect and check for new messages etc

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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Jul 7, 2013
You may have disabled background data for those apps while on mobile data.

On my Pixel 2 XL running Pie, this is adjusted by going into Settings > Apps & Notifications > Tap the app > Data Usage

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