Should you leave your data on all the time?
You don’t want to keep on mobile data all the time.
Of course its safe to keep the mobile data on, but you should realise that some apps will be continuously using your data in the background, downloading updates or configuration changes, or just pinging a server to keep a network connection open..
Which apps use the most background data?
The apps that use the most data typically are the apps that you use the most. For a lot of people, that’s Facebook, Instagram, Netflix, Snapchat, Spotify, Twitter and YouTube. If you use any of these apps daily, change these settings to reduce how much data they use.
Why is my data being used up so quickly?
This feature automatically switches your phone to a cellular data connection when your Wi-Fi connection is poor. Your apps might also be updating over cellular data, which can burn through your allotment pretty quickly. Turn off automatic app updates under the iTunes and App Store settings.
Why do apps run in the background?
The problems often have the same cause. Background apps can use up your battery and resources. Some apps might not be well optimized, some might be malware, or some might just have a bug.
Should background data be on or off?
There are many Android apps that, without your knowledge, will go ahead and connect to your cellular network even when the app is closed. Background data usage can wrack up quite a bit of MB. The good news is, you can reduce data usage. All you have to do is turn off background data.
What happens when you restrict background data?
So when you restrict the background data, the apps will no longer consume the internet in the background, i.e. while you are not using it. It will use the internet only when you open an app. This even means you won’t get real-time updates and notifications when the app is closed.