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Hello, is there any chance this could happen?

Mobile company charges me for daily internet connection while data is off.

They insist that it is possible an application connects to internet despite the fact data is off..

Any experiences?


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Hello manin :) ,

 

In Android 4.2 and later, you can tell Android which Wi-Fi networks are mobile hotspots. In the device Settings, go to the Data usage page, then open the overflow menu (the three dots in the top-right) and click Mobile hotspots. It shows a list of Wi-Fi networks known to the device: tick any that are mobile hotspots.

Then, when you're on a network that's ticked on that list, Android will tell apps that the device is on 3G. Any "Wi-Fi only" update settings in apps or in the OS will act accordingly.

In addition, if the mobile hotspot is an Android phone running 4.3 or later, the hotspot will communicate this to the tablet, so it will automatically treat that Wi-Fi network as a mobile hotspot, without any user intervention.

For earlier Android versions, certain apps (such as my app Showr) have similar settings to the Android 4.2 mobile hotspots page, allowing you to treat a Wi-Fi network as 3G within that app. This is less useful than the Android-wide setting, because not every app supports it, and you need to set it for each app individually, but it works just as well if you can't update to 4.2.

 

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Hello, thanks for your time...I don't mind about wi-fi...

 

My question is, can any application update while data is off?

Is there any settings to avoid this?

 

P.S. I am sorry...Assuming that wi-fi is also off


Edited by manin, 21 July 2015 - 03:19 AM.

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I search something for you..  :D

 

I dont know much about it..  :headscratch:

 

Just read it and give it a try..

 

1. How to block apps on tablet from accessing the Internet while on tethering

 

2. How to turn off background app refresh on iPhone or iPad

 

3. Treat certain WiFi networks as mobile/cellular


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Thanks, I will try to figure this out ;)


Edited by manin, 23 July 2015 - 01:08 AM.

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Thanks for updating  :thumbsup:


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I have installed the "My data manager" and the last 3 days, shows no activity from mobile data.

All these days I have set data off.

Is there any chance that I have 1-2 kilobytes traffic and the application can't see it?

Because it measures in mb


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It happens. Some apps connect to the internet even without data connection.

 

Thanks


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