HELP! Where is my data going?!?


#1

Yo Android veterans,

I just recently made the move to android full time but I didn’t realize just how much data I was using. What’s going on with this guys?

I have WiFi both at home and in the office so I’m almost always using WiFi more than data but THIS still happens? Yes I watch stuff on YouTube sometimes in transit and I use my phone as a Hotspot but my iPhone never put me through this. Kunaendaje huku?

Explain this to me please!


#2

Hi. What’s not normal there? The usage on YouTube or the tethering?

Maybe the high usage on YouTube is because of quality of the videos(YouTube may default the streams to a higher quality especially if you are on high speed connection such as 3G or 4G LTE).

For tethering, its a bit hard to tell. What OS do you use? Windows 10 is data intensive OS. You may need to change your hotspot connection to a metered one.


#3

Everything @SamuelN said.


#4

That and remember there is autosync settings on Android, turn that off when you’re outside WiFi zone.


#5

What doesn’t seem normal is how I literally used up 8GB in seven days. Seeing as I’m almost always in a WiFi zone, my monthly data use was about 4GB.

And I wouldn’t say I’ve increased use so you’re probably right about video quality.


#6

Found the culprit. Autosync was turned on. Thank you guys.


#7

The more we advance, the more data we are consuming. I am very afraid of buying bundles these days, and when I do, I am a hawk. I look at everything the device does and tries to do, plus shut it off when I do not need it on.