Android OS Crazy Data Usage

Posted Dec 25, 2012 at 1:37 am in Threads > Smartphones & Tablets

Hey guys,

I don’t know if anyone of you have had this issue- the Android OS uses abnormally high amount of data. I currently have 6 GB of data in my plan but it wasn’t until I went over my data plan by $15 last month did I really realize how much data Android OS was eating.


Total Data used: 6.15 GB
Android OS: 2.87 GB (152B Foreground/2.87 GB Background)
Google+: 1.01 GB
Tethering: 1.66 GB
Internet: 199MB

I really only used about 2GB of data through the internet and apps…I fumbled through the ICS Data Usage and restricted background data on most of apps so that eliminated Google+ but this month,I used a total of 658MB of data and again Android OS is contributing to 383MB of it.

Can someone please explain to me what’s happening? Why is android background process eating so much data? Is anyone else experiencing something like this? After doing some searching online, it doesn’t seem like there is a clear solution…

Running GS2, Stock: 4.03