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mobile data usage limit,background data usage toggle

asked 2015-02-23 14:36:34 +0300

SubtleMind gravatar image

updated 2016-08-05 12:50:34 +0300

nadir gravatar image

Include this in future releases.It helps to track and save mobile data .

UPDATE: Following on from the community meeting 05/09/16

Limit background data usage option - i.e. Only allow Mobile data usage when app is in focus, and/or disabling specific app background usage, maybe have a blacklist/whitelist system?

2G Mode: When only planning to listen for messages on things like Whatsapp or e-mails then either automatically switch to 2G mode, or have a manual toggle to do so, overriding the mobile data switch, but if that is switched on, it goes back to whichever is preferred option 3G/4G.

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I'm not sure if "just" switching to 2g really saves energy and data. What about one or two toggles "save energy"/"reduce data usage" which takes care of selecting the most efficient network modes? Using a some sort of white list, this mode can be configured to allow only instant text messages getting delivered, maybe with increased polling intervals

till ( 2016-08-05 14:43:38 +0300 )edit

I believe 2g inherently uses less power than 4g, and more so when idle.

nadir ( 2016-08-05 15:02:09 +0300 )edit

but you need less time for the actual transfer, so it might save power overall. I'm no expert, so I would leave such decisions to experts or specific algorithms

till ( 2016-08-05 15:38:40 +0300 )edit

True but I'm saying to use 2g for things that don't use much data to begin with, online messaging, or emails.

nadir ( 2016-08-06 00:36:20 +0300 )edit

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answered 2016-09-29 23:32:38 +0300

OneJollaForMe gravatar image

Yes, i need this future :)

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Hi @OneJollaForMe, welcome to TJC, please reserve answer boxes for actually answering, like offering a fix to a problem or a direct answer that closes the question. Please use the comments box for responses like yours and don't forget to vote!

Spam Hunter ( 2016-09-29 23:40:43 +0300 )edit

OK, i will be careful. How to vote for "new future to update" ?

OneJollaForMe ( 2016-09-29 23:44:44 +0300 )edit

Cool :)

Look at the top left of this page and see the number 11 with an UP arrow above it and a DOWN arrow below it - click UP to vote yes or click DOWN to.....you get the idea! :)

Spam Hunter ( 2016-09-30 00:02:51 +0300 )edit

Thank you, but i filter only new future? Some future is instaled with new version SFOS

OneJollaForMe ( 2016-10-02 18:52:04 +0300 )edit
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Asked: 2015-02-23 14:36:34 +0300

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