Data Usage

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I have a Moto G phone and over the last couple of months I've noticed a huge increase in my date usage. Looking at my bill there are spikes in data through day; example 20 MB three times in the same minute when I am not even using my phone. Anyone else having this problem. Can anyone help? I've never come close to using all my data and now I'm already at 95% and still have a week left this month. Help
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Rhiannon Pennoyer

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Open the play store and then hit the overflow menu

Choose settings

Make sure that auto update apps is set to over wifi only

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Tynisha Ford

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If you still have problems go into you data usage on your phone and it should tell you which apps are using what, whether it be background or foreground usage. I have a moto g and found that google + used a lot of background. Figure out what's using it and just restrict the background use when on mobile network vs WiFi. It fixed the problem for me and I still use all my apps without issues. And no more overage on data out of nowhere.
Hope this helps good luck
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To add, as annoying as this is, it's a good idea to proactively shut off your data within your settings when not in use.
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Thanks for the suggestions. I did have my updates on wifi only. I tried restricting background data and hope that helps.