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MarineForce

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Google allo used over 15GB of data in the background.
« on: April 30, 2018, 12:39:11 AM »
https://i.imgur.com/sHIDGap.png

Has anyone else experienced this? I checked the last 3 previous month's data usage and at most it used 750mb.

Allo is reporting this amount of data since December 2017.

https://i.imgur.com/72tiVJ5.png

This is a huge difference to what my phone has been reporting.

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Re: Google allo used over 15GB of data in the background.
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2018, 12:39:54 AM »
That's weird. My Allo has used something like 100mb total, and I use Allo quite a lot.

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Re: Google allo used over 15GB of data in the background.
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2018, 12:40:19 AM »
I use it everyday but only for one contact and I've never seen this kind of data usage from any app other than Spotify which I download music over mobile.

I think I'll give it another month and see if it's still doing it, it it does then I'm going to uninstall it, I'm not bothered by data usage as I've got unlimited but it shouldn't be able to use this amount.

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Re: Google allo used over 15GB of data in the background.
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2018, 12:41:24 AM »
I use it everyday but only for one contact and I've never seen this kind of data usage from any app other than Spotify which I download music over mobile.

I think I'll give it another month and see if it's still doing it, it it does then I'm going to uninstall it, I'm not bothered by data usage as I've got unlimited but it shouldn't be able to use this amount.

This is obviously not intended usage. Something is wrong, so you shouldn't need to uninstall it permanently.

Have you tried the simple stuff, reinstalling the app, clearing the data and cache, etc?


I've cleared all data but haven't reinstalled it yet. Gonna give it another month.

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Re: Google allo used over 15GB of data in the background.
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2018, 12:41:44 AM »
Turn on data saver. It blocks background a data usage

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Re: Google allo used over 15GB of data in the background.
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2018, 12:45:40 AM »
Turn on data saver. It blocks background a data usage
Wouldn't I need to open the app to receive messages then though?

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Re: Google allo used over 15GB of data in the background.
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2018, 12:46:12 AM »
Turn on data saver. It blocks background a data usage
Wouldn't I need to open the app to receive messages then though?
No instead of being constant it checks up from time to time I use all my apps with background turned off.

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Re: Google allo used over 15GB of data in the background.
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2018, 12:59:44 AM »
Kinda unrelated, but apparently Allo is being abandoned as the team will now focus on RCS for Google's SMS app. So I believe it would be better if you switch to something else, like Telegram or WhatsApp.

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Re: Google allo used over 15GB of data in the background.
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2018, 01:00:25 AM »
Kinda unrelated, but apparently Allo is being abandoned as the team will now focus on RCS for Google's SMS app. So I believe it would be better if you switch to something else, like Telegram or WhatsApp.
Yea I heard about that. All its used for is messaging my S/O and sending memes and pictures.

Until RCS is officially rolled out I'll probably keep to allo.

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Re: Google allo used over 15GB of data in the background.
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2018, 01:00:58 AM »
Ho-leeey shit. I mean, messages is probably a better umbrella for the team to work under long-term but after all the jokes after dropping hangouts...

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Re: Google allo used over 15GB of data in the background.
« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2018, 01:02:28 AM »
You need to be aware of this before it happens. This will happen to random apps on Android without rhyme or reason. A data clear will fix it, but for many users it'll be too late because they weren't watching their usage.

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Re: Google allo used over 15GB of data in the background.
« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2018, 01:03:02 AM »
You need to be aware of this before it happens. This will happen to random apps on Android without rhyme or reason. A data clear will fix it, but for many users it'll be too late because they weren't watching their usage.
I'm more bothered by battery usage tbh, downloading that amount of data will drain my phone more.

I have unlimited data.

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Re: Google allo used over 15GB of data in the background.
« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2018, 10:37:26 AM »
You have to uncheck the option for updates, and remove un-necessary apps downloaded from playstore, because, yes, it can use as much as data it needs. you can download an app to view which app is using how much data and than you can decide, which app you want. This month alone, it ate my 3GB so I switched it off.

 

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