1. jasqid's Avatar
    I started paying attention to my data usage (On the 6GB/month more everything family plan) and noticed my two WP on DP8.1 are using carrier data while also on wi-fi. I have a NL928, HTC 8x, iPhone 5 and iP 4. Both Apple items are extremely low usage (Carrier Data). I see some data usage while I know these two are on wifi but I figured it's a ping or something.

    However, my phone (928) and my daughter's 8x seem to be doing something where 5-20MB of data is being transmitted while on wifi. I know when I am at the office or at home I shouldn't see anything but for both phones there are these random multi-MegaBytes of data going over cellular. Has anyone else noticed this on their plans?
    09-04-2014 04:58 PM
  2. Surmisation's Avatar
    Nope. But my ICON's wifi hasn't even worked for the last two weeks so I can't say with any certainty as my data usage over cellular has been high anyhow.

    You could check 'battery saver' or 'data sense' to see what apps are using what. Maybe it's something that runs in the background?
    09-04-2014 06:18 PM
  3. xboxonthego3's Avatar
    Oh. It might be battery saver. Once the phone goes into battery saver mode with the heart symbol over the battery it turns off the WiFi. So that could be why you might be seeing some extra data being used. But I wouldn't imagine that be the main cause of your issue but only a part. As Gawked said check data sense to see where your data is going.
    09-04-2014 07:19 PM
  4. jasqid's Avatar
    Doh! I just discovered my radar using a huge chunk of data! 580MB of cell and 4.26GB of wifi since 8-20-14!
    xboxonthego3 likes this.
    09-04-2014 08:50 PM
  5. Silamanagic's Avatar
    I've had crazy cell data usage the last three weeks also. I'm on Wi-Fi nearly all the time. HTC 8x.
    09-07-2014 10:19 PM
  6. khador's Avatar
    You may want to check settings under cellular sim, there's an option to use cellular when the wifi signal is weak.

    Settings -> Cellular + SIM -> For limited wi-fi connectivity -> don't use cellular data

    I have mine set to off, see if that helps.
    Silamanagic likes this.
    09-08-2014 02:37 PM

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