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Background data vs Always-on mobile data - What's the difference?

Tuesday 04th of May 2010 /
What is the difference between these two: Settings > Wireless & Networks > Mobile Networks > Enable always-on mobile data- Description: "Uses more power on some mobile networks"- Message after disabling: "Attention: Disabling always on mobile data may cause connectivity problems in some applications. Please use the manual refresh feature in applications to update online data"Settings > Accounts & sync > Background data- Seems to be the same as the 4th toggle in the Power Control widget- Description: "Applications can sync, send, and receive data at any time"- Message after disabling: "Attention: Disabling background data extends battery life and lowers data use. Some applications may still use the background data connection.".Disabling either one seems to extend battery life. I haven't figured our yet how they differentially affect push email, etc. Would someone kindly explain to me how these settings are different?

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What does Enable always on data do?

Friday 25th of March 2011 /
I live in a verizon dead zone and have a network extender. The way they work is the signal doesn't show up on your phone (no bars) till you dial. Then the signal goes all the way up. Ever since I got my thunderbolt it has only been lasting for 4 or 5 hours. At my house the thunderbolt always has a full signal. But 5 hours of battery life sitting on the table wasn't acceptable. I started picking at settings. I turned off the "enable always on data" (Settings-wireless network-mobile network-enable always on data). Now my thunderbolt signal is acting like my TP2 signal and the battery drain seems to be MUCH better. I cant figure out what the "enable always on data" does. I still get push mail and txts and every thing seems to be updating. Anybody know what the "always on" does?

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Always-on mobile data vs background data?

Tuesday 24th of April 2012 /
I don't really consider myself a noob anymore, but this might be a noob-ish question... What's the difference between "Enable always-on mobile data" (settings > wireless & networks > mobile networks) and "Background data" (settings > accounts & sync). I've seen both terms lots of times, but always thought it was the same thing. I didn't realize that those are 2 different setting until just now. I did a search and found lots of posts about the difference between "Background data" and "Auto-sync" but nothing about "Enable always-on mobile data" vs "background data." So what the difference between these two (three?) settings? Someone make me smarter please.

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Froyo reset Mobile data check box

Sunday 26th of September 2010 /
Ever since the froyo update my battery life has been even worse than normal! I just realized that with the Froyo update my phones "enable always on mobile data" check box was enabled! This was one of the suggestions( that was made in this article on how to get better battery life. Uncheck this box. I have done this and can honestly see a difference already!

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Do I enable Always on Mobile Data in network settings

Thursday 30th of June 2011 /
I see in network settings a option to enable always on mobile data.. Does this option need to be on or off.. any diff in performance when i click on it states that it uses more power in some mobile networks if you disable it it says it may cause connectivity problems in some applications and that you may need to manual refresh ect... whats the best option here

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Enable always-on mobile data

Friday 07th of May 2010 /
So I did a test today and noticed a few things. First, disabling this setting does disable push e-mail. After 10 minutes at idle (screen blank), I sent an email to my gmail account, and where the message would usually show up 10-20 seconds later on my phone with it enabled, it didn't show up until I woke of the phone after 5 minutes of waiting. Another thing I wanted to test was Google Talk. When I get home from work I'll try it out, but I suspect that it will disconnect you after a certain amount of time with the phone on idle.However, programs that have a scheduled update time still update at those time intervals (weather for instance).

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Need understand unchecking "enable always-on-mobile data"

Friday 13th of August 2010 /
Need understand unchecking "enable always-on-mobile data" I found the following tip: *** For battery life I did a few things: First turn off always on internet. You go to "Settings >> Wireless & networks >> Mobile networks >> uncheck "enable always-on-mobile data"" This helped the most for my battery and it didn't harm any of my programs data connections. *** There is a "Mobile Network" and a "Mobile NetworkS" selection. Can some explain the difference in these two functions ? Thanks

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getting charged for tethering, but I'm not...?

Tuesday 02nd of November 2010 /
I have an HTC Legend with Virgin. I do not have a data plan because I am usually always in a place where I can access wifi. In my settings I have turned off "Mobile Network" (use phone for data connection when wi-fi is unavailable). Under Mobile Network settings, I turned off "data roaming" and "enable always-on mobile data".Virgin claims that I am tethering the phone, and they have charged me over $300. On top of this tethering charge, they also claim that I am using the mobile network for accessing the internet. Neither of these claims are possible, because I KNOW how I'm using the phone, and I know what settings I have checked/unchecked. Is there something I'm missing? Please help...

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Data Allowance

Wednesday 20th of October 2010 /
So this is the first time I've had a phone with internet,i'm looking at the settings for mobile network. "Enable always-on mobile data" is ticked, does that means in the backgorund 3g is always running to check for new gmail, or facebook notifications, etc etc, should I turn this off to use less data allowance. I'm okay when I'm home because it will connect to my wi-fi. There is an option for "data roaming" which is off. what is this? Network mode set to GSM/WCDMA auto? So about this,just want more info so I my phone doesn't get the better of me lol

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Enable always-on mobile data - Page 3

Saturday 08th of May 2010 /
no... the data plan (you can download all the apps you want--when you want) is like 49.99... i have the web and browser only version (29.99) so i want to make sure that no data (downloading) occurs when i'm on the 3G network.... do you copy?

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