1. Shakespeare_10's Avatar
    I'm going from a Blackberry Q10 on BB10 to a Dtek50 on the Android platform. Some people have told me that I should expect to use more data because my old BB compressed data. Is this true? Should I compensate by adding data to my plan? Thanks!
    01-05-17 09:11 PM
  2. berrydroid's Avatar
    No BlackBerry 10 did not compress data, that was BIS on BBOS 7 and under. However, you may notice higher data on DTEK as its Android and usually has a lot of background processes running at any given time. With Marshmallow you maybe able to mitigate some of that by its ability to turn off certain permissions in the applications you download.

    Android BlackBerry
    andy957 likes this.
    01-05-17 09:43 PM
  3. bobshine's Avatar
    Also your data consumption will go up cause there's so much more you can do with your device
    Troy Tiscareno likes this.
    01-05-17 09:45 PM
  4. bh7171's Avatar
    Make sure you set Google Photos and Google Play store to update over WiFi only, especially if you have a media card from a prior device. When you set up originally do so in a good private WiFi. After it settles and you are set up your DTEK50 will likely use no more data than your BlackBerry 10 devices. Google Play Store and apps update endlessly.

    The White Knight-BlackBerry Passport
    mike kootnikoff likes this.
    01-06-17 01:52 AM
  5. mike kootnikoff's Avatar
    Make sure you set Google Photos and Google Play store to update over WiFi only, especially if you have a media card from a prior device. When you set up originally do so in a good private WiFi. After it settles and you are set up your DTEK50 will likely use no more data than your BlackBerry 10 devices. Google Play Store and apps update endlessly.

    The White Knight-BlackBerry Passport
    Also, depends on the apps you use. I don't have instagram or snapchat. I use under 50mb a month in data
    01-06-17 12:17 PM
  6. bh7171's Avatar
    True. I do not use those either and for family Facebook stuff I use and recommend either the Chrome browser or Facebook Lite on Google Play as it is small and you can use Messenger via the app as one can using BlackBerry 10 browser. I use no more data monthly via DTEK50, Classic or Passport with my usage. I manage 5 email accounts with our appraisal business and receive 1500+ emails. Same data across all.
    01-06-17 03:18 PM
  7. DroidBB's Avatar
    Also your data consumption will go up cause there's so much more you can do with your device
    Very true.
    01-06-17 04:02 PM
  8. bobshine's Avatar
    Facebook is usually a big data hog, especially since they have those video posts l
    01-06-17 07:39 PM
  9. DecAway's Avatar
    Background apps will ruin your data. On BB10, you control what's running. On android, anything is subject to be draining data, especially social media apps... particularly facebook. My data usage went up quite a bit before I realized my billing cycle was up. Pay attention to app usage, permissions, stuff running in background and weeding out stuff that doesn't need to be running.

    Posted via CB10
    01-06-17 11:14 PM
  10. cribble2k's Avatar
    Background apps will ruin your data. On BB10, you control what's running. On android, anything is subject to be draining data, especially social media apps... particularly facebook. My data usage went up quite a bit before I realized my billing cycle was up. Pay attention to app usage, permissions, stuff running in background and weeding out stuff that doesn't need to be running.

    Posted via CB10
    In Android you can control background data usage.

    Go to settings
    Apps
    (select an app)
    And go to "Data Usage"

    There will be two different options.

    Background data - toggle to enable / disable background cellular data

    Unrestricted Data usage - unrestricted data usage when data saver is on.

    I'm not sure if these features are specific to Android 7.0+ or not.
    Attached Thumbnails Blackberry Data usage-screenshot_20170106-235557.jpg  
    TgeekB likes this.
    01-06-17 11:56 PM
  11. bh7171's Avatar
    In Android you can control background data usage.

    Go to settings
    Apps
    (select an app)
    And go to "Data Usage"

    There will be two different options.

    Background data - toggle to enable / disable background cellular data

    Unrestricted Data usage - unrestricted data usage when data saver is on.

    I'm not sure if these features are specific to Android 7.0+ or not.
    These features are present in Marshmallow and great advice for OP.
    01-07-17 02:23 PM

Similar Threads

  1. Delete BlackBerry Notes and Tasks!
    By hbelkin in forum BlackBerry Priv
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 02-26-18, 01:57 AM
  2. Looks Like BlackBerry Bit The Dust Last Yr
    By Jonathank in forum General BlackBerry Discussion
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 01-06-17, 11:59 AM
  3. Blackberry Classic Battery Storage/info
    By CRIISPP in forum BlackBerry Classic
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 01-05-17, 11:02 PM
  4. Blackberry Classic and Navigon North America
    By CRIISPP in forum BlackBerry Classic
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-05-17, 07:19 PM
  5. Check out BlackBerry QNX's autonomous prototype vehicle in action
    By CrackBerry News in forum CrackBerry.com News Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-05-17, 04:40 PM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD