3G icon almost always lit up

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  1. aldaudio

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    My 3G icon is almost always lit up, as if I was surfing the net or something. How can I go about checking what's causing this? I'm guessing its an app. I have my weather and clock app set to refresh every hour, but this is a near constant thing going on...

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  2. brando56894

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    coud be a number of things syncing: facebook? gmail? calendar? I dont really know of an app that logs internet access though.
     
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    Well I don't know if its exactly the inet, but the up and down arrows on the 3g icon are always lighting up.

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    the 3g icon just tells you that you have a 3g data connection. if you don't have a connection, it will say 1x, or if you don't have a data connection at all, you won't see either one. the sync icon looks different.
     
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    Yeah, I know. I'm saying the arrows inside that icon light up, like they do when I surf the net, even tho I'm on my homescreen.

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    Sounds like a rouge app. I would get a task killer (or use the one built in to android) and kill your apps one by one until you find the culprit.
     
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    Do you have any widgets running that might be pulling data? And a 1k ping will cause an up and down lightup. Keep an eye on your data and see if you're using a lot more than you should.
     
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