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Old 11-05-2011, 12:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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my galaxy is just guzzling my data. ive turned off all syncing and its still doing it. i dont know which app is doing it.

its a nightmare. its all well and good turning 3g off but why should i have to? ive had syncing on all my other phones and never gone over 200mb in a month.

please help, i love the phone but this is making me want to send it back
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Old 11-05-2011, 05:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Check the settings on your News and weather app, it is known to be a data guzzler if set to auto update??


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Old 11-09-2011, 03:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
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ive tried that, all auto syncing is off, its literally from using facebook ap and the internet.
i dont watch videos on it or anything
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In that case I would suggest you deactivate your packet data when not using data, either by...

Menu> Settings> Wireless & network> Mobile network> Uncheck Use packet data

...or download a 2G/3G toggle widget from the market and add that to your homescreen for quick access.

Remember having packet data disabled will prevent all data active apps including MMS and internet access!


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Old 11-09-2011, 08:53 PM   #5 (permalink)
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...or download a 2G/3G toggle widget from the market and add that to your homescreen for quick access.
Why not just long-press on the Power/Sleep button and tap on Data network mode?
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Why not just long-press on the Power/Sleep button and tap on Data network mode?
Knew there had to be a Data toggle somewhere on the SGS2, not use to that one so thanks for the reminder!

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Great info thanks, but can someone tell me which widget to use, I have looked on the Market and seems to be everything but for a 3G widget, to be fair I haven't gone through every one to see, but wondered if someone new to save me going through the lot.

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You could always try settings>applications>running services to check out what you are running in the background.
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Also, using a different web browser can reduce your data usage. Try "Opera Mini" from the market. It uses servers elsewhere to resize the page you're viewing before you load it, which reduces the amount of data required to surf the internet.
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Old 11-13-2011, 12:48 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I run Juice Defender (which manages battery use & connectivity) and 3G watchdog and while I use my wifi at home, I have a lot of internet connected apps running during the day on 3G - sync, facebook messenger, google+, news/weather etc - and I've never even gone near 500mb in a month. There must be something that you have running that is constantly updating... either that or you are spending all day on FB!
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