why is there data usage recorded when I was asleep and no where near phone?


Looking at data usage for past 12 hours and I see activity despite the fact I was asleep?


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Userlevel 4
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Were apps updating in the background?

Userlevel 5
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Apps will sync in the background, updates are checked for and downloaded, etc.  Most mail apps sync at least every 15 minutes and some check as much as practically constant.  If an MMS comes in during the middle of the night.  Would you want to wait to tell that to download or just have it download automatically?  There are ways to restrict data usage on devices.  It is a matter of how much do you want to cripple your device overnight.