1. f3liC's Avatar
    Hi guys. I'm on pageplus and i only have a limited amount of data. Therefore, i want to try and keep it to a minimum usage of data. Can i set it so that facebook will only sync through wifi and not 3g?

    Also, i linked my contacts up with their facebook accounts (i did it for their pictures). If i can sync facebook up with wifi and not 3g, will my contacts also get updated via wifi?
    08-10-2010 03:21 PM
  2. f3liC's Avatar
    I've been googling answers for almost 2 days now and still cant' find an answer. Can someone help me with this problem?
    08-10-2010 06:18 PM
  3. tony bag o donuts's Avatar
    It uses data....only option is to uninstall and go to the webpage through the browser, or have updates just sent to your phone as text messages......

    The other is to just turn off 3g on the device.
    I think that is possible but it affects everything.
    08-10-2010 07:23 PM
  4. Kyle Gibb's Avatar
    You can go into Menu > Settings > Accounts & sync and turn off automatic sync. Then, whenever you are on wifi just go into this menu and hit "sync all" and you should be fine. I don't know of a way to do it automatically though, sorry.
    08-10-2010 07:23 PM
  5. Donald Welker's Avatar
    On Android 4.4 (Verizon Droid Mini) this is under Settings | Data Usage, menu -> Restrict Background Data (applies to all apps).
    There you can also turn off Mobile Data completely.
    02-03-2014 04:56 PM
  6. DanielBaker2's Avatar
    Go to Settings - Mobile Data. Find the list of apps under there. Press "Facebook" in the list. See "Restrict background data" there; click to check the checkbox and you are done.
    09-18-2016 10:26 AM
  7. mv426hemi's Avatar
    I have noticed that my phone is using large quantities of mobile data early in the morning (while I'm still asleep) and the phone is connected to WIFI. Doesn't make sense! So that begs a couple of questions:

    1) Why is Facebook channeling its data draw through mobile data instead of through the available WIFI?
    2) What the heck is Facebook using that data for (we are talking about up to 1/2 Gb of data at a time?
    3) How can I stop it from doing that, either by redirecting the data transfer through my WIFI, or stop it completely other than by logging out of Facebook? A follow-up to this question is: When I sign onto Facebook then to start the day, will it simply start the massive data usage then (through mobile data), thusly rendering my turning Facebook off, a wasted effort?

    I have turned background data off in my phone settings.

    Thanks in advance, and any insight would be helpful!
    05-09-2017 01:32 PM