High Data Usage

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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!
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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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