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[Q] Very High System Data Usage

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By ClawDaddy, Junior Member on 30th January 2012, 10:20 PM
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I am running the AOKP MS2 Rom on my Galaxy Nexus.

Using the app "Traffic Monitor", I noticed abnormally high data usage by a system process. This week alone android.uid.system:1000 has uploaded 650 MB of data (only 4MB down). This accounts for 82% of ALL of my data use in the last week. What is this system process doing which is uploading so much data?

The situation is the same for wifi with this process uploading over 2GB of data.

Traffic Monitor lists this process as the following:
- Android System
- Key Chain
- Settings Storage
- Settings
- System UI
- VpnDialogs
- Google Backup Transport
- ROM Control
- SyncMLSvc

I have tried googling around but haven't found anything which would explain why so much data is being uploaded by this system process.

Thanks for your help!
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31st January 2012, 08:59 PM |#2  
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Update: I found that the Google Backup was using 2-300 MB of data per day. I have disabled this feature (thus also deleting my backups). I may turn it back on and monitor data use later to see if a fresh backup resolved the issue.

Is this the typical data use one should expect from using the Google Backup feature?
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5th February 2012, 08:50 PM |#3  
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same problem here except im on stock. I'm showing ~770 mb over 4 days reported by GNex's integrated data tracker and ~550mb by vzn. I also use wi-fi regularly. I've checked every app's data usage and can't find the culprit- ran a few google searches as well and other users seem to be having the same problem. I have a hunch that this is a software bug for one of the apps- possibly constantly refreshing and pulling data when it shouldn't.

Also, recently started using google music after switching from audiogalaxy and that could be it. However, never had data issues with AG and would assume the same for gmusic- data usage for gmusic shows only 1.2mb though, so its either mis-reporting or isn't the data hog. I'll try that Traffic Monitor app and see what it reflects.. but either way, this isn't standard for all Gnex users so something is uniquely buggy to our phones..
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