How could I have used 55.15MB in a matter of seconds?

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Question regarding sudden usage jump.  I went from having used less than 50MB over the course of three weeks to suddenly using 55.15 in a matter of seconds.  How on earth can that have happened?  I was running an app I have used many times before (a game) without such massive data use.  It was not downloading updates and I have told most of my apps not to use data in the background.
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Posted 7 months ago

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Dennis, Mobile Master

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Go to your settings>cellular and see which app is using your data.  It could be another app updating in the background.
In these settings you can also turn off data for certain apps that you dont want using data.

A few months ago a friend sent a Gif on facebook messenger that wouldn't load properly and it ate up 1 GB in about an hour as messenger tried to constantly reload it in the background
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Ah ha.  Found the trouble maker and turned him off.
Thanks!
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You're very welcome!