High Data Usage

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  1. CyberCJH

    CyberCJH New Member

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    Hi Everyone,

    Hoping someone can help. Before I posted this question, I searched around on these forums and Google for an answer, but I can't seem to find one.

    Both my wife and I got Droids 2 weeks ago.

    On my Droid, I sync my GMail and thus far have used 105MB, which seems pretty reasonable.

    My wife's Droid, on the other hand, has consumed 2.6GB of data in the same time frame. But, her data usage makes no sense. Check it out below ... I highlighted some of the more crazier data transfers in red. I mean, really ... 939 MB worth of stuff downloaded at 5:13pm on 3/5? And around the same time the next day, 793 MB? And around the same time the next day, another 263 MB?

    She was syncing w/ her work e-mail. But, we put a stop to that on 3/9. All she syncs with now is her MSN e-mail. But, at 5:55am this morning, 16 MB was downloaded. How? We were still sleeping, so she wasn't actively using the phone at this time.

    I am trying to find an app that tells you what application is using what bandwidth at what time. All I can seem to find is apps that show you total bandwidth use, but I fear that will not help me solve this problem.

    Much thanks to anyone w/ any suggestions. Super-Duper thanks if anyone has the solution! :)

    - Chris


    Date
    Time
    Usage Type/Event Description
    Data Usage
    03/11/2010 5:55 AM UNLIMITED MEGABYTE ALLOW 16004.21 KB
    03/10/2010 2:20 AM UNLIMITED MEGABYTE ALLOW 3158.74 KB
    03/10/2010 12:01 PM UNLIMITED MEGABYTE ALLOW 6.29 KB
    03/10/2010 12:02 PM UNLIMITED MEGABYTE ALLOW 3824.18 KB
    03/10/2010 6:24 PM UNLIMITED MEGABYTE ALLOW 15734.27 KB
    03/10/2010 8:15 PM UNLIMITED MEGABYTE ALLOW 10034.47 KB
    03/10/2010 10:36 PM UNLIMITED MEGABYTE ALLOW 172707.5 KB
    03/09/2010 2:16 AM UNLIMITED MEGABYTE ALLOW 1999.73 KB
    03/09/2010 12:38 PM UNLIMITED MEGABYTE ALLOW 54.78 KB
    03/09/2010 12:39 PM UNLIMITED MEGABYTE ALLOW 200.95 KB
    03/09/2010 1:24 PM UNLIMITED MEGABYTE ALLOW 2.48 KB
    03/09/2010 1:28 PM UNLIMITED MEGABYTE ALLOW 1799.05 KB
    03/09/2010 6:20 PM UNLIMITED MEGABYTE ALLOW 0.95 KB
    03/09/2010 6:21 PM UNLIMITED MEGABYTE ALLOW 2011.53 KB
    03/08/2010 2:15 AM UNLIMITED MEGABYTE ALLOW 186839.14 KB
    03/08/2010 7:02 AM UNLIMITED MEGABYTE ALLOW 57562.86 KB
    03/08/2010 8:26 PM UNLIMITED MEGABYTE ALLOW 38.9 KB
    03/08/2010 8:27 PM UNLIMITED MEGABYTE ALLOW 28.57 KB
    03/08/2010 8:34 PM UNLIMITED MEGABYTE ALLOW 1.91 KB
    03/08/2010 8:35 PM UNLIMITED MEGABYTE ALLOW 866.58 KB
    03/07/2010 4:42 PM UNLIMITED MEGABYTE ALLOW 0.09 KB
    03/07/2010 4:43 PM UNLIMITED MEGABYTE ALLOW 594.79 KB
    03/07/2010 5:15 PM UNLIMITED MEGABYTE ALLOW 263881.44 KB
    03/06/2010 5:12 PM UNLIMITED MEGABYTE ALLOW 793507.0 KB
    03/05/2010 12:56 AM UNLIMITED MEGABYTE ALLOW 569.28 KB
    03/05/2010 1:53 AM UNLIMITED MEGABYTE ALLOW 78665.85 KB
    03/05/2010 11:12 AM UNLIMITED MEGABYTE ALLOW 0.09 KB
    03/05/2010 11:13 AM UNLIMITED MEGABYTE ALLOW 4673.0 KB
    03/05/2010 5:13 PM UNLIMITED MEGABYTE ALLOW 939667.9 KB
    03/04/2010 11:12 AM UNLIMITED MEGABYTE ALLOW 1122.6 KB
    03/04/2010 5:13 PM UNLIMITED MEGABYTE ALLOW 73.23 KB
    03/04/2010 5:25 PM UNLIMITED MEGABYTE ALLOW 12069.18 KB
    03/03/2010 1:19 AM UNLIMITED MEGABYTE ALLOW 57.65 KB
    03/03/2010 2:24 AM UNLIMITED MEGABYTE ALLOW 1182.83 KB
    03/03/2010 5:53 AM UNLIMITED MEGABYTE ALLOW 452.72 KB
    03/03/2010 7:06 AM UNLIMITED MEGABYTE ALLOW 132.41 KB
    03/03/2010 7:55 AM UNLIMITED MEGABYTE ALLOW 56.25 KB
    03/03/2010 8:38 AM UNLIMITED MEGABYTE ALLOW 279.09 KB
    03/03/2010 9:26 AM UNLIMITED MEGABYTE ALLOW 111.32 KB
    03/03/2010 10:10 AM UNLIMITED MEGABYTE ALLOW 0.89 KB
    03/03/2010 10:55 AM UNLIMITED MEGABYTE ALLOW 1.91 KB
    03/03/2010 10:56 AM UNLIMITED MEGABYTE ALLOW 85.0 KB
    03/03/2010 11:55 AM UNLIMITED MEGABYTE ALLOW 136.78 KB
    03/03/2010 12:50 PM UNLIMITED MEGABYTE ALLOW 85.62 KB
    03/03/2010 1:56 PM UNLIMITED MEGABYTE ALLOW 146.42 KB
    03/03/2010 2:48 PM UNLIMITED MEGABYTE ALLOW 148.83 KB
    03/03/2010 3:45 PM UNLIMITED MEGABYTE ALLOW 161.76 KB
    03/03/2010 4:51 PM UNLIMITED MEGABYTE ALLOW 196.0 KB
    03/03/2010 5:44 PM UNLIMITED MEGABYTE ALLOW 414.59 KB
    03/03/2010 5:54 PM UNLIMITED MEGABYTE ALLOW 4537.34 KB
    03/02/2010 3:01 AM UNLIMITED MEGABYTE ALLOW 451.78 KB
    03/02/2010 9:10 AM UNLIMITED MEGABYTE ALLOW 118.72 KB
    03/02/2010 5:25 PM UNLIMITED MEGABYTE ALLOW 99.17 KB
    03/02/2010 6:14 PM UNLIMITED MEGABYTE ALLOW 13.18 KB
    03/02/2010 6:29 PM UNLIMITED MEGABYTE ALLOW 3.74 KB
    03/02/2010 6:36 PM UNLIMITED MEGABYTE ALLOW 2447.6 KB
    03/02/2010 7:06 PM UNLIMITED MEGABYTE ALLOW 0.38 KB
    03/02/2010 7:49 PM UNLIMITED MEGABYTE ALLOW 1431.34 KB
    03/02/2010 8:36 PM UNLIMITED MEGABYTE ALLOW 1538.36 KB
    03/02/2010 9:24 PM UNLIMITED MEGABYTE ALLOW 79.4 KB
    03/02/2010 10:31 PM UNLIMITED MEGABYTE ALLOW 215.06 KB
    03/01/2010 7:43 PM UNLIMITED MEGABYTE ALLOW 529.82 KB
    02/24/2010 3:48 AM UNLIMITED MEGABYTE ALLOW 0.36 KB
    02/23/2010 7:05 PM UNLIMITED MEGABYTE ALLOW 0.06 KB
    02/23/2010 7:31 PM UNLIMITED MEGABYTE ALLOW 2.66 KB
    02/21/2010 8:04 AM UNLIMITED MEGABYTE ALLOW 17.57 KB
     
  2. Corinacakes

    Corinacakes DF Super Moderator Theme Developer

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    does she have one of those virus protection apps?
     
  3. CyberCJH

    CyberCJH New Member

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    No, no virus protection app.
    All she downloaded is same as me: Weather Channel Widget and Bar Code Scanner.
     
  4. cisco0910

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    Hmmm, might want to talk to a Verizon rep about that....Sounds like a glitch or bug happening to your account or something. Good Luck
     
  5. tberman333

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    Does anyone else have a problem with insanely high data usage by the OS on this phone? My wife has this phone and if I look at the data usage for just one day Android OS is using about 30MB (that is more than my Galaxy Nexus uses in a month).

    I have turned off all backups and try to have most auto update stuff only happen over wi-fi. I actually brought the phone to a Verizon store and they did not know why this was happening. I then called LG support and the woman told me "that is just the way the phone works"... but I think she just did not have any idea what she was talking about.

    I am hoping to figure out a way to fix this (I am more than happy to root to fix the issue, but I am not sure what simply rooting will do... I would assume that some settings would need to be changed as well).

    Thanks in advance for any help!
     
  6. leeshor

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    Welcome to the forum

    Try installing OS Monitor (here) It will tell you what is going on pretty much all the time if it's running.
     
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    Thanks... I will give that a try
     
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    Hi... I have installed OS Monitor, but I don't see how that will tell me why the OS is using mobile data. I can see how much memory and CPU it is using, but not what it is using mobile data for. Can you give me any instruction on this?

    Thanks!
     
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    Watch the process screen to see what's going on in the background. You can also use Data Traffic Monitor (here) which may be able to pin it down a little better.
     
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