Data Usage Question/Complaint

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Why am I suddenly seeing significant data usage (50+ mb at a time) at hours of the day (2am, 5am) when I am not even awake, no browsers are open and I have made no changes to my settings?  Phone is a Blackberry Classic.
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Kurt Rufelds

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Posted 11 months ago

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Allan, Mobile Master

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It could be a number of things, updates, downloads, with only 50MB of data being used it could simply be background data from an app that wasnt closed.
If it is consistantly happening I would suggest turning off your data before you go to bed to prevent this.
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Goran, Mobile Master

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Do you run a lot of Android apps? Bb10 is better about it but it isn't immune to Android running in the background even if you do nothave any active frames.
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Kurt Rufelds

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Thanks Allan and Goran for you prompt replies.  Yeah, I've noticed that if I forget to close an app it can consume data in the background, but it didn't happen in these cases.  I was wondering, too, if it was updates but really can't tell.  Finally, I don't have a lot of apps in general, and they're all set not to run when minimized. I almost never get any data consumption warnings, and this period I got a 50% warning within less than two weeks. Hmmm.  Now that I've noticed I'll continue to keep an eye on it.  Thanks again.
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Goran, Mobile Master

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Be sure to go into settings, data management, and it'll tell you what used how much data and when. Bb10 has a very robust native solution.
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Things like Gmail and other Google services will remain running and suck data and battery life even if they are "closed" If you go to Settings-Apps and click on an app it should tell you just how much its using then decide if you want to disable it or not. I disabled majority of the Google services on my old phone and just the battery life alone extended by over a day let alone the data savings