How do all my huge data get exhausted even if I don’t browse much on my your smartphone, or do the service providers cheat on the data they sell? This is a common question to mostly android users, if you’re in this category, then background data is most probably the reason for your headaches.READ : How to Uninstall Apps with One Click on Android 6.0 Marshmallow
A new app-usage finding, conducted through millions of Opera Max users, shows that on average over 30 percent of all data is used by apps running in the background. Facebook Messenger and Gmail are the most data-hungry apps this way, with some 73 percent of their total data usage happening in the background. Google Drive and WhatsApp showed more than 50 percent background data usage. Google Hangouts uses 39% background data.
Turning on background data is a problem because Background data is all the internet traffic that goes on when you’re not actually using an app: email syncing, pre-fetching ads, news articles or feeds – even though you may never read them.
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“Most apps are made to give a great user experience, not to save data. If you fetch background data through your data plan, it’s like throwing away $1 out of every $3 you spend on your mobile data plan,” says Sergey Lossev, Product Manager at Opera Software.
“Most people are not aware of this background data drain and may not have authorized it, nor do they
know how to stop it from happening,” adds Lossev.
You can always turn off background data on your Android device from the Settings.