1. WPCentral Question's Avatar
    First of all, what is background data and do you have to pay for it?

    I never use my phone if it's not connect to wi-fi.
    One day, I happened to be using the Data Sense app to see how much data I was using and I saw that the background data for the Internet was higher than the actual data used.

    How is that possible? Please explain to me.

    Thanks!
    04-07-2015 09:32 PM
  2. realwarder's Avatar
    Data Sense on my phone shows Cellular Data and Wi-Fi data. Not background data.

    However Background data is typically data usage when you are not using the phone. E.g. a mail account checking for email. Or WhatsApp receiving a message.
    Harrie-S and jsak1907 like this.
    04-07-2015 10:43 PM
  3. jsak1907's Avatar
    So, the Internet can't really use background data?
    04-08-2015 11:01 AM
  4. jglen_TNA's Avatar
    No, background data is data used in the background. So its data used when email is 'pushed' to your phone or you get a facebook message with the app closed.
    Its nothing to worry over, its your phones data connection working properly.
    My Data Sense app doesn't show a background data count, but does seperate mobile and WiFi counts.
    04-09-2015 10:47 AM

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