Being charged for Data for when phone is not even in use, why

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How is my phone accumulating data usage , for instance 12.50 MB and lots of lesser ones when I am not even using the phone?
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Gerry LaMarsh

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Posted 4 years ago

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Application updates, push notifications, etc.
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It is most likely due to background applications.
If you have an iphone, go to settings>cellular>scroll to bottom and disable whatever applications from having data access.

If you have an android, setting apps to update on wifi only is a good option. To do this, go to playstore>Playstore icon settings>under general, tap on auto update apps> select auto updates over wifi only.
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All so called "smartphones" do this unless you adjusts the setting as the guys above mentioned it.

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