Data-Background and enabled

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid 2 Global' started by Mr. Killzone, Jan 9, 2011.

  1. Mr. Killzone
    Offline

    Mr. Killzone New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2011
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I just got a Droid 2 Global (I had a Droid 1 for about a year and loved it) and have a few questions that the sales reps couldn't, or wouldn't, answer.

    1. Under Data Deliver can background data and data enabled be turned of without causing issues with functionality? Will turning them off help with battery life?

    2. I have seen in other threads that LauncherPro is a good app to have, but I am not really sure how to use it. Is it similar to a task killer? I have removed the task kill from my phone and from my wife's due to suggestions by several users in posts.

    3. How great of a site is this? That's not really a question, I have found some very useful info here and like having somewhere to go to ask questions to make my phone work better for me.

    Thanks!
  2. gsu_golfer
    Offline

    gsu_golfer New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2010
    Messages:
    597
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Georgia
    Not sure what background data does, but turning off "Data Enabled" will help your battery, but it will also.....disable data.

    Launcher Pro allows you to make changes to your homescreen and replaces your stock launcher.

    The site has helped me a ton. I've only been a Droid owner for less than a month, and I have learned a ton of info here.
  3. Mr. Killzone
    Offline

    Mr. Killzone New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2011
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Thanks, gsu_golfer!

    The droid 2 is different enough from the original droid that I feel like I am getting a smart phone for the first time again.
  4. Quicksilver7714
    Offline

    Quicksilver7714 DF Super Moderator Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2010
    Messages:
    2,400
    Likes Received:
    44
    Trophy Points:
    48
    I responded in your quote under each question.

    Sent from my Droid using DroidForums App.

    1.)http://www.droidforums.net/forum/re...-dummies-guide-android-terminoligy-lingo.html
    2.)http://www.droidforums.net/forum/rescue-squad-guides/70875-what-you-need-know-about-rooting.html
    3.)http://www.droidforums.net/forum/re...08-multiple-phones-root-them-unroot-them.html
  5. Mr. Killzone
    Offline

    Mr. Killzone New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2011
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Thank you! I get the part about the data enabled, but what about background data? Would that also mess with the internet?

    I have already switched from global to CDMA. I also bought the extended battery for myself, but my wife didn't want the back cover not to match, so I may look into the R2D2 extended batter for her, but for now she is going to carry my other battery with her. I am trying to increase battery life for her.

    One other note, to mod's perhaps: I know there are many threads relating to battery life, but my my questions are just about some of the functions of the programs so please bear with me.
  6. Mr. Killzone
    Offline

    Mr. Killzone New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2011
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    What type of apps or functions would be affected by turning off background data?
  7. gsu_golfer
    Offline

    gsu_golfer New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2010
    Messages:
    597
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Georgia
    Market won't work.
  8. Mr. Killzone
    Offline

    Mr. Killzone New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2011
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ok, thanks again gsu. That was helpful.
  9. rbruceporter
    Offline

    rbruceporter New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2011
    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Raleigh, NC USA
    I leave background data off on my Droid. It does prevent most apps from updating in the background. It will impact weather/temperature applications and any other application that keeps itself up to date in the background.

    It has not bothered my email, sms, or other pushed content at all. And any app that has its background data turned off, works fine when you explicitly launch it. Weatherbug for example. My google contacts and calendar continue to sync even with background data turned off.

    In short I have noticed an improved battery life, with no noticeable loss of functionality. Your mileage may vary depending on your specific app mix and their needs.
Search tags for this page
background data droid pro
,
background data to be enabled on my motorola phone
,
data enabled
,
data enabled function on droid3
,
droid 2 global enable background data
,
google play store needs background data to be enabled
,
play store needs background data enabled
,

what does data enabled mean

,
what does data enabled mean on android
,
what does data enabled mean?
,

what does enable background data mean

,
what does market needs background data to be enabled mean
,
what is data enabled mean
,
what is data enabled on android
,
what is data enabled on droid