- 02-02-2013, 08:29 PM #1
I've had my HTC 8x for a couple months now and noticed my data usage was much higher than when I had android, but I never really checked the Data Sense app since I receive text messages when I'm close to going over my limit. I saw that this month the usage was extremely high so I checked the app and I found this
After seeing this I changed the Mail app to manual sync and to sync email only. But the question remains, why does it use so much data? I get maybe 10 emails a week. It's eating up my already small data plan.
- 02-02-2013, 10:04 PM #2
Massive attachments? A constant state of syncing? What's your battery life like? That's pretty crazy in any event.
I have yet to crack 500 mb a month, but when I'm either at work or home I switch to wifi.My next phone...
- 02-04-2013, 07:19 PM #6
That's crazy. I have a Google account and sync three Google calendars, Google Contacts and an email account with two emails. In the last 30 days, I have used 7mb on cellular and 15mb on wireless!! And my email syncs as mail arrives.
- 02-05-2013, 07:51 AM #9
02-05-2013, 08:24 AM #10
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My Google Apps account has only used like 2mb of cellular and 15mb on wifi, and I'm over halfway through my billing cycle. I wonder if you are having an issue like skype was having with it not being able to complete the sync. Have you tried to delete the account from the phone and then add it again.
- 02-05-2013, 09:30 AM #11
- 02-05-2013, 10:46 AM #14
I have my gmail account and my Hotmail account. Receive several emails on a daily basis. I have a 15gb 4G limit for the month. In addition to that, normal browsing, using apps that use data. I'm almost always never connected to Wifi and I haven't even reach 14GB yet, 5 days into the month.
- 02-05-2013, 11:24 AM #16
Hotmail account I have it set to download new content every 30 minutes and download email from the last 7 days. Content to sync; Email.
- 02-05-2013, 03:50 PM #17
I see, well thats good watch for the usage and see if increases with time! Not sure what application they used to see the statistics of total usage but if you have it installed can you show us a screen shot?
I understand that your gmail is your work mail but if you sync every 15 mins doesnt this also effect your battery, im sure it does
- 02-06-2013, 07:24 AM #18
05-10-2013, 04:41 PM #20
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Did you ever figure this out? I posted a similar thread a month ago. It just happened again, and I've made sure that my email is synced manual and it only downloads content from the last 7 days. This time, it literally ate up 700 MB in an hour. I'm connected to WiFi whenever available, and now I only have 300 MB to spare for the next 2 weeks.
- 09-19-2013, 02:52 AM #21
So, this isn't unique just to me then. has anyone found a solution/cause?
I had a similar *surge* of data usage by Gmail. 58MB of mobile data was used over night by Gmail even though:
1) I was at home and connected on wifi
2) I had received only 1 email, without any attachment.
Over the past few weeks, I had experienced my weekly 100MB data-plan expiring suddenly in a matter-of-minutes on some random day. I started keeping a check on data-usage but couldn't determine what was causing it. So I installed Data Sense, which I checked last night, and my data usage showed 1MB for gmail (on wifi and on mobile data). Today morning, it was 8MB on wifi and... *58MB*l on Mobile Data even though I was on Wifi!
This abuse by gmail and the ongoing issue Google has with WP8's Youtube app just makes me dislike Google that much more.
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