Android ASUS Gobbling up Data like a Glutton.

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I bought a new ASUS Android recently and it is just eating up data like crazy; some 1.4 GB in around a week. Hotspot and Tethering alone has used up around 1GB in around a week. I selected data savings option and disabling access by background process but this seems extreme. Any advice?
 

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Many devices allow you to view data usage by app, usually somewhere in the settings. What happens when you put in Airplane mode?
 
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My son had this issue. He was always eating up our data limits due to running a music streaming app.


One other example was when my wife to a trip to the national parks. She wanted to send back photos of trip but due to spotty cell service the email send would send a few megabytes and then fail. Basically, the sent email never completed sending (sat in the outbox) and the data plan went over its limits.
 
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Why is this surprising? 1.4 GB - 1 GB = 400 MB, which is 57 MB/day. That's an hour of audio or a couple of cat videos on YouTube.
 
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Why is this surprising? 1.4 GB - 1 GB = 400 MB, which is 57 MB/day. That's an hour of audio or a couple of cat videos on YouTube.
But, is tethering supposed to consume this much?
 
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Tethering consumes whatever the tethered devices used.
 
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So the tethered device could be backing up photos or other files. But you may can do some things. For example If you have a Windows device which is tethered, you should be able to tell Windows that this is a Metered connection.
 

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