There should be a way to stop apps from using data even after you have quit them!

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There should be a way to stop apps from using data even after you have quit them! My Iphone uses my data when I'm loged into facebook, twitter, tumblr, instagram, ext even when I have quit them, there should be a way to turn of your data without turning off your cell service.
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You can turn the data off and not the cell service. Every HSPA phone is equipped with this.
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Adrian, when you're in an app like "Facebook" or "Twitter and press the home become to 'exit', you're essentially just minimizing the screen and the app is still running in the background. If you want to completely close the app, just double-tap the home button and when the row of apps shows up on the button, click and hold one of them until they start to jiggle and press the 'X' to close the app when they're jiggling.

As this is a software thing, it would be Apple who would have to implement this idea. But none the less, good idea!
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Depending on the phone, you can also press and hold the home button and this will produce of active apps. You can press and hold the apps that are available to "remove from list" which will also close them.
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Ahmad, they're in more of a suspended state there. Most apps aren't doing anything on iOS unless they're active. It's a common misconception actually.

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4211?vi...
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On Android phones, you can turn off background downloads and limit them to only use wi-fi when available. You need to do this for each program however from Settings<data usage and scrolling down you will see the list of programs and how much data they have used, tap on each one, then scroll down again and check the restrict background data box. Hope this helps!
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Actually i was searching to answer a question and this was the first to come up actually. I admit i read it a little hastily and failed notice that the OP mentioned it was an Iphone. If the community did not want this answered any more, maybe they should have locked the thread and made it not searchable in "questions needed answering".
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That's fine. Actually they never lock questions just incase there is follow up questions. When you search it searches everything. If there is a yellow banner on the question saying answered or implemented or not planned or planned then the question has already been answered. Just for future reference. Don't worry I wasn't angry or anything at you that's why my response right after your answer had lol at the end. have a great day.
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No worries James, the forum is a fun, easy going atmosphere. Thanks for looking to contribute.
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Bah I got burned on the 4 months thing too with my above comment... I usually catch that stuff too :(
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I found this thread quite helpful , even if it was "old" and meant only for iPhone. Thanks James.
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If you are really worried about your phone using data without your permission, you can turn off your cellular data off in the your phones settings. You will not be able to send iMessages however because I believe a cellular data connection is required to send/receive iMessages.
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Wifi works with iMessage just fine :).
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Oh right, I forgot to mention that. Thanks Jorden. :)

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