Chewing up data

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  1. ashdav2010

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    My bf just upgraded from an iPhone 4 to a Droid Razr Maxx HD - and hates it already. He has used up almost 500mb of data since getting the phone 5 days ago....and was using it alot of the time he was here on my wifi network. He's stubborn and doesn't want to go back to Verizon to have them help out so I thought I'd go to the experts....TIA!
     
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    To find out what is using data, go to the Settings app, then Data usage. There's options there to restrict data. Also, selecting the listed apps will bring up more options. But keep in mind, this is what the phone is reporting. The carrier may or may not show a different data usage.

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    Go into Accounts & Sync and check what is syncing. By default all the Google related stuff will sync, causing lots of data usage. After unchecking all the things he doesn't want synced, check the sync schedules for what he does want synced. Example, I've got calendar , contacts and Gmail only checked, thus eliminating a whole lot of my data syncing that I don't want
    Many apps that sync photos and what not can be checked to sync over WiFi only in their settings. That may also help alleviate unwanted data usage.
    It should also give a noticeable increase in battery life as well.

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    Is 500mb a week that much? I average 2.5-3gb a month.. Maybe the excitement of the new phone has a little bit of to do with it?

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