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Evans Electric

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Evans Electric

I have a Nokia 1   Android which isn't very good TBH    as battery just runs down even when not in use .   ( But works well as an expensive torch)  

 

Latest thing is .....Data  !!  whats all that about .    Mr Evans  you've run out of Data  :C     Do I want to buy some more ?    Not really no .   I didn't know I needed any .

It will refresh on the 13th of month .    Emails now  ...you have no data ...buy some .      

Do I need Data , what is it for ?  

Phone works

Messages work

it hooked itself into my Evans Electric gmail  so that works .  

So ..Data  ?   

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Sharpend

It is used for anything interweb related, that can be you surfing, mailing, you tubing, or by any apps that are on your phone, the apps generally run in the back ground consuming small amounts of data each day. 

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Murdoch

Also, when you think you’re on Wi-fi and it drops out, it uses your data connection.

 

we were in the Lakes last week and the misses got a text from Vodafone about her foreign usage .... presumably she was connected to an Irish mast 

 

so keep an an eye on your connections

Edited by Murdoch

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Evans Electric

It must be the Apps then  .   I only make/ receive  calls  & texts .       gmails are duplicated on the phone   but I don't send any .      Fat fingers & tine keyboard.  

Just now, Murdoch said:

Also, when you think you’re on Wi-fi and it drops out, it uses your data connection

I have  Wi-fi turned off  but the gmails still come , must be that .

 

Charged up on Sunday  ,  two calls made today  , down to 48%  .  

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Murdoch
Just now, Evans Electric said:

It must be the Apps then  .   I only make/ receive  calls  & texts .       gmails are duplicated on the phone   but I don't send any .      Fat fingers & tine keyboard.  

I have  Wi-fi turned off  but the gmails still come , must be that .

 

Charged up on Sunday  ,  two calls made today  , down to 48%  .  

 

How old is the phone ?

 

also I have my emails set to ‘fetch” so it’s up to me when I get my emails ....

Edited by Murdoch

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UNG

The biggest mobile data eater is the app updates which can usually be set to update only over a WiFi connection or manually so it doesn't use up mobile data. The automatic app updates over mobile data are what usually land people with big bills when roaming abroad

 

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UNG
32 minutes ago, Murdoch said:

we were in the Lakes last week and the misses got a text from Vodafone about her foreign usage .... presumably she was connected to an Irish mast 

 

so keep an an eye on your connections

 

Get this quite often on the North Wales coast where calls are connected through the Irish networks and I have also had similar on parts of the south coast and northern France

 

Edited by UNG

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Evans Electric
1 hour ago, Murdoch said:

How old is the phone ?

About 12 months  Murdo.

 

45 minutes ago, UNG said:

The biggest mobile data eater is the app updates which can usually be set to update only over a WiFi connection or manually so it doesn't use up mobile data.

I'll take a look at that , thanks 

 

I'm getting constant message now from EE ..."  Sign in to network "  .    EE is on the screen , so I don't know what that is about .    

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Murdoch
7 hours ago, Evans Electric said:

About 12 months  Murdo.

 

I'll take a look at that , thanks 

 

 

The other point that is often over looked, is that when you are in a poor signal area, your phone will use more battery power trying to stay connected to the local masts  ..... using mapping on your phone will also "eat" your battery.

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Sharpend

Also on that note, turn off WiFi as your phone will constantly search out any WiFi connections- using battery. 

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ProDave

The big battery user on my phone is GPS.  Usually you turn that off in the "location" settings.

 

Even the bloody flashlight on my phone uses data. Explain that one to me. Some tracking software built into it. Everyone wants to know where you are and what you are doing.

 

Set your emails so they only load on demand, when you look at them, not constantly checking.

 

And stop browsing the forum in your tea breaks (or like most youngsters, every 5 minutes)

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Evans Electric
6 hours ago, ProDave said:

And stop browsing the forum in your tea breaks (or like most youngsters, every 5 minutes)

I don't  !!    Only look on the big 'puter in the office. 

I'll check that GPS  thing though . 

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Sidney

In your settings turn off mobile data, this way your apps will only refresh and update when connected to WiFi.

 

Alternatively you will need to go to each app and stop them from using mobile data.

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Evans Electric

Mobile Data now OFF  Captain .   Lets see how it goes 

Edited by Evans Electric

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