Could you tell me again what defines "data" usage? I appear to have used all of mine up for the month & all I do is send text messages.

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Could you tell me again what defines "data" usage? I appear to have used all of mine up for the month & all I do is send text messages.
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Janice Gibson

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rikkster, Mobile Master

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Hi Janice,

While you may have not gone on the internet or downloaded any apps, simply sending a picture message and forgetting to disable data could account for the data usage. When data is left on, apps that require updating will use data in the background. I've suggested to others in the past to install a data toggle widget on the home screen of the phone (see link below).

The widget will instantly show if data is enabled/disabled. The widget also saves time from having to go through pages of settings on your phone to enable or disable data. Works on phones prior to Lollipop or Marshmallow.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/de...
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Chadwick, Mobile Master

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I 100% agree with Rikkster, A data toggle is an amazing data saver. But there is also apps out there that can compress your data incoming/and outgoing. The one i use and recommend is called Opera Max. It is great and can actually save you some big data amounts if used properly. It will only work for certain apps, but mainly the ones people use most, like emails/web browsing and YouTube.

Best of luck getting your Data situation sorted out. Sometimes not knowing about what apps you have on your phone that use background data is the biggest killer of data out there. On the LG G3 there is a toggle that is called "sync" which is the automatic updates that Rikkster is talking about. Hopefully your phone has something like this that you can use to only use basic data when not on wifi.

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