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Restrict background data ... and more. New tablet is hogging data like there is no end to it !

Posted 31 December 2014 - 12:25 AM (#1) User is offline   JPnote 

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Hello to all !

This is my very first post here (apart from the introduction done earlier today)and of course it could be a bit tedious ... I am not a technological guru by all means!
That also means that I am not too good at following instructions which are detailed enough.
I am therefore asking to be patient with me ... my old brain is not what it used to be.

Let's just say that I am happy with the new Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet but I have some very important (to me) questions:


1. Where is the "Restrict Background Data" option on this tablet? Is there such a thing with the Note 8.0 ?
I have been able to do it with my ASUS TF700 but not with that Galaxy Note 8.0
I am trying to restrict background data for when in "WiFi Only".
There seems to be an quite substantial increase of data usage ever since I set up that tablet ... !! And it is getting worse as days go on for the past week or so.

2. How do I make it to update app's on WiFi only ?
Again, for the Galaxy Note 8.0.
I am trying to get Google Play Store, especially among some others, to auto-update only with WiFi.
It would be nice to be able to do that for any data-hogging app, actually.

I have tried a method listed somewhere on the web but I am getting nowhere with that ... it said:
Go to: Menu (which and where?)>Settings>Auto-update apps> choose "auto-update apps over WiFi only""
I can't even find that anywhere !

Added information (which could be useful to solve the data hog!) ...:

At first, I only had the TF700 (ASUS) and all was running fine with the data: no hogging there.
Then we got the Galaxy Note 8.0 (last month) and upon starting for the first time, went through the usual set up.
Both devices run on the same WiFi network here at home.
So ... now BOTH devices show an extremely high data usage. It seems that whatever we did to set up the Galaxy Note 8.0 is now mirrored by the ASUS TF700.


Important Note: those two devices (ASUS TF700 and Galaxy Note 8.0) are "No Carrier", i.e.: not cell enabled.

Any suggestion(s) sure would be welcomed as the rate of data usage is increasing on a daily basis!

Thank you in advance.

Galaxy Tab Model : Galaxy Note 8.0
Galaxy Tab Number : GT-N5110
Android Version : 4.4.2 KitKat

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Posted 31 December 2014 - 09:46 AM (#2) User is offline   wizz 

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This might help ...

Settings / Application manager / App .... Untick "show notifications" for any Apps that you do not wish to have your Tab retrieve notifications.

In Settings / Data usage you will see a list of Apps that are using your data, starting with the heaviest user ... Some "settings" may be available from here in each App to determine how your Apps respond also ...
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Posted 02 January 2015 - 08:26 PM (#3) User is offline   JPnote 

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View Postwizz, on 31 December 2014 - 09:46 AM, said:

This might help ...

Settings / Application manager / App .... Untick "show notifications" for any Apps that you do not wish to have your Tab retrieve notifications.

In Settings / Data usage you will see a list of Apps that are using your data, starting with the heaviest user ... Some "settings" may be available from here in each App to determine how your Apps respond also ...


Thanks for the reply, Wizz.
I'll give this a try.

I have just checked in a few minutes ago ... was away/sick for a while.

JP

Galaxy Tab Model : Galaxy Note 8.0
Galaxy Tab Number : GT-N5110
Android Version : 4.4.2 KitKat

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