Android : How Can I Minimise Data Usage?

Jun 24, 2010

My HTC Desire should be arriving today and I'm really excited. I'm with 3 and their 'unlimited' internet policy is 500Mb per month. I don't get a great signal at work as I'm out in the sticks and when at home I'm connected to wi-fi so there's no big issue there. I'd be surprised if I went over the allowance to be honest. There will be times, however, where I'm away from wi-fi for a while and I'll be using the 3G connection more than usual. In this case are there any ways/apps that can help monitor usage and minimise it? I heard one of the browsers has the ability to compress images on websites but wanted to find out if anyone has anything they do to get the most out of their data allowance.

Android : How can I minimise data usage?


HTC Desire :: Track / Stop Data Usage - Ways To Conserve Data?

Aug 23, 2010

I just signed up for these forums because soon I will be an HTC Desire owner in Canada. Having never owned a smartphone before I do have a few questions. The plan I intend on signing up for is the Telus Student 40 and that will come with only 100mb of data. Now I don't see myself being too data using heavy so I feel like I will be able to live with it. However I do have some questions regarding my data consumption.

1. Is it possible to completely stop all data usage by somehow disabling the data connection if I find myself reaching my limit?
2. What are ways to track my data usage to make sure I don't use too much data?
3. What are good ways to conserve data usage? I'm getting the feeling that there are some applications that will constantly be sending data back and forth updating themselves, is it possible to have these applications but stop them from constantly updating and only have them update when I want to access the application?.........

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HTC EVO 4G :: Check Your Sprint DATA Usage! Roaming Data?

Jun 26, 2010

I have the Everything Data Family 1500 Share Plan.Just check my data usage today. What is this Roaming Data Charge?I was in USA and in the states all the time.Anyway to avoid this in the future? There's no charges now, but it could get worst.

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General :: Data Usage - Mobile Data - On / Off -> Difference

Jan 2, 2013

In android 4.0 and above there is the option in the data usage settings, to turn mobile data on and off. What difference does it exactly make? As fas as I tested, I still can take a look at my mobile data usage, even though it is tuned off in the data usage settings.

According to this source of Google

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turning it off means:

Quote:

If it's off, you won't be able to use mobile data at all and many features of your phone and apps won't work correctly.

what they mean by "...use mobile data at all..." (since I still have 3G) and what features there could be?

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Android :: App For Data Usage

Nov 23, 2010

there an app that monitors data usage?

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Android :: GPS Data Usage

Jul 18, 2010

Thinking about getting the new Samsung Galaxy S (Vibrant) when it comes out in Canada and the end of month... With the GPS turn by turn I understand it uses data... anyone know how much data it uses for the GPS? Is it a ton?

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Android :: High Data Usage?

Sep 26, 2010

So we have 2 Incredibles on a family plan and with this chatter of eventual data caps, I just was curious and took a look at our recent data usage on myverizon to see where we stand.I average about 5gb a month while my significant other is around 20gb! I am a moderately heavy web user (although I don't really have anyone to compare to, but I check the internet a lot during the day out of sheer boredom at work) and he by all means is not.Can somebody explain what exactly eats data and how it works? We are mostly just curious and are guessing it's an app. But *what* is doing it? Like does it draw data from the internet or something? Is that app updating or refreshing? The only thing I know about data is like if you refresh a page on the internet, then data is used. I refreshed a website twice and my usage according to 3d watchdog jumped about 1mb. Is that normal? Is it also normal for there to be data usage while your phone is asleep?

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Android :: How To Know Internet Data Usage?

Jan 4, 2010

Are there any inbuilt classes ya methods that help to count the number of bytes sent/received. I'm trying to develop a light weight browser and am doing this as an option. As mobile users are charged based on the bytes they browse. I think this is a mandatory requirement but the more I google it The less I find?

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Android :: Need App To Monitor Data Usage

May 16, 2010

Is there an app to monitor megabytes sent and received per app?

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Android :: Pandora Data Usage

Jul 30, 2010

How much data do you think Pandora would use in an hour?

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Android :: App Search Data Usage

Aug 23, 2010

I am kicking off a search using Quick Search Bar like below, using extra data in the appSearchData bundle: Bundle appSearchData = new Bundle(); appSearchData.putInt( EXTRA_USAGE, USAGE_SHOPPING_LIST ); appSearchData.putString( EXTRA_LIST_ID, this.listed ); startSearch( null, false, appSearchData, false ); How can I access the information in the appSearchData bundle from the triggered Search Activity.

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General :: Android OS Data Usage

Jul 2, 2013

I have been using more data then usual this month and when I checked it showed my android os background was using the most but it won't show me what is actually using all of it.

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Android :: Obtaining Application Usage Data

May 18, 2009

Is there any way to programmatically retrieve data that reports on application usage as shown in the Spare Parts application? I know what calls need to be made, but it seems that they all use internal APIs...is this true?

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Android :: Application Relation To Data Usage

May 30, 2010

This is my first post and Its for sure not going to be my last

I was just wondering a few things

1. I'm getting the Nexus One and putting the SIM Card from my other Rogers phone into it... will there be any problems/pitfalls i should look out for?

2. As far as applications go, if I don't have a data plan, will i be paying out the rear end to use apps such as facebook, last.fm etc?

3. Is there an app that lets you text/call for free?

4. Do you have to have a data plan to download apps when not in range of WiFi (if so how much does it cost to browse the store and download an app?)

5. Does it cost anything to use the GPS (Do you need a GPS plan?)

6. Is there an app that lets you track Text messaging usage, call time, data usage etc?

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Android :: Lock Data Usage To Email?

Jun 19, 2009

Is it possible to lock down the phone so that the only data usage is email? I don't even mind if the email has to be manually send / received; due to the small amount of data I have on my plan, I just don't ever want to use edge / 3g for anything other then email data. Once I'm on wifi then other data is fine.

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General :: WiFi And Mobile Data Usage Of Android?

Sep 13, 2013

when both wifi and mobile data are available, android (from version 4 and onwards) is smart enough to always* use the wifi, right?

*: by always i mean with some exceptions like sending an mms.

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HTC EVO 4G :: What Is Your Data Usage?

Jul 5, 2010

I love Sprint's true unlimited data.Switched from Att and the iphone after they changed the data plans. I was leaning towards the EVO anyway, but the new data plan was the nail in the coffin.I work night shift half the time and abuse tethering on my laptop while working nights.I pay for the hotspot app (i know i could root and do it for free but don't mind the fee considering how much i use).My first month (4 days left in the billing cycle) 21 gigs and change. And to just think, my city is getting 4G later this year and it will only be faster.

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HTC EVO 4G :: Constant Data Usage

Jul 5, 2010

well the last couple days, my phone has been using data almost every second. i dont have the facebook widget, flickr or friendstream, only the weather one. my mail is set for every 5 minutes. i checked spare parts, it didnt show any apps using a large amount of data. i havent installed any new apps this week, so it shouldnt be a new app, though it could be an existing one.

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Samsung Captivate :: Data Usage By App?

Sep 23, 2010

Has anyone yet found a solution to determining data usage on a per-app basis that works with the Captivate? The only two market apps I've found, TrafficInfo and TrafficStats, both require Android 2.2 which of course isn't an option for us (yet).I had been fine but recently have seen my data usage skyrocket from 500-600MB per month to 200-300MB per DAY and yesterday over 500MB. At this rate I am going to blow through my 2GB only 11 days into my monthly billing cycle.

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HTC Incredible :: Post Data Usage

May 18, 2010

I'm new to the forums and so far am loving the vast amount of stuff I'm learning from this site and what this phone can really do! I just received my bill from Verizon for May and compared it to my April bill. I went from using 52MB of data on my Omnia to 545MB of data on my Incredible! I'm so thankful for the unlimited data
What was your data usage before and after you got your Incredible?

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HTC Desire :: TC Catch Up Data Usage

Jul 31, 2010

If I watch an hour of TV on Tv Catch up any idea on the approx data usage in MBs

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Motorola Droid : Need Data Usage App

Nov 17, 2009

Just wondering if anyone has found a good app to keep track of data usage. Curious because I know Verizon only allows 5gigs and want to keep track of my usage to better manage it. I use a lot of data because im tethering my droid to my desktop for internet - saves me $35 a month, no more giving comcast money for internet.

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HTC Desire : Need App To Monitoring Data Usage Per App

Aug 5, 2010

Have you found any app to monitor data usage app by app? I really need something to find out which app is transmitting, because since I installed Froyo, I'm having ridiculous amounts of data downloaded to the phone, but I don't know where it's all going.

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General :: Battery Usage Data Not Available Under ICS?

Apr 20, 2013

Is there any device (phone or tablet) running Android 4.0.x that can display the native battery usage data via Settings --> Battery , instead of displaying "Battery usage data not available" ?

It is supposed to display a list of apps and what % of the battery they consumed.

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General :: Data Usage Tracking In ICS?

Jun 18, 2012

Just got my first ICS phone. I'm looking at the data usage analysis tool, and I see that the vast majority of my data usage falls under the heading "Android OS", which sounds pretty generic. Is that some catch-all meaning "anything which doesn't fall under something else", or is it something more specific which I could easily control? What does "Android OS" mean in the context of Data Usage?

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General :: How To Limit Data Usage On LG 4x

Nov 4, 2012

I only have 750 MB, and I'm going way over that. How can I get my phone to use wi-fi as much as possible? There's wi fi in alot of the places I work but not at home. Most of the usage seems to be software updates, and google play store updates, and a few other apps being updated. Can it not wait to do those updates until wi fi is available to save my data. I'm with Orange btw, and the local wi fi netwrok is with O2.

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General :: Data Usage Does Not Add Up Correctly

Aug 9, 2013

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HTC Legend :: High Standby Data Usage

Aug 23, 2010

Not sure if many of you have been following threads out there about very high data usage on standby - my experience.I went from using 5mb - 10mb a day to 100mb/day.Unbelieveable.I tried searching for everything I could to figure it out - all the way from Location Setting swithed on to Facebook having a Calendar sync'ing glitch where it perpetually sync'd - never stopped.Hence racked up Mb's.The problem, I believe, for my phone was the Gmail constantly sync'ing. I guess i have a few emails with large attachments - 3-5mbs. I thought once it sync'd it to my phone, it would not reload them. I had sync on every hour - so every hour - 5mbs were used.Needless to say, i have stopped the auto sync of my Gmail its on manual now, and better yet i will just be using IMAP instead of Push email, and the problem has been solved.

I am now back to normal use of 5mbs per day 10mb on the high side.And that is with Twitter constant, internet, Push to Talk, and World War game to name a few.If you dont follow your data usage, i highly recommend you do. There are horror stories out there of people having to pay $1000 extra. I will be owing prob an extra $50.00 or more due to this issue.(In Canada here on Bell Carrier monthly limit is 500mb) I recommend downloading 3G watchdog - really good at monitoring data.Anyway, just wanted to share this story, as I dont think there has been an HTC Legend thread. And that is the phone I have.

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Sony Ericsson :: Xperia X10 Data Usage?

Oct 29, 2010

I just get my Xperia X10 and need to know a few questions about the data usage. I am orange Dolphin 15 plan I get 250mb of internet usage per month. If I am at home using wifi does that use 250mb which I am allowed each month? I use face book and the auto update time scape thing. How much MB will that use? Will I only be able to use time scape with 3g or can I use 2g to get updates aswell?

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HTC Desire :: Internet Usage / How To Know Phone Is Using Data Or Not?

Jun 19, 2010

On the HTC Desire how do I tell if my phone is using the Internet? I have 500mb of internet and I dont know if my phone is on the internet after I close the browser. e.g. If I just return to the homepage after using facebook, does the browser automatically close and does not count as Internet usage anymore?

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