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Data usage increased?

Not sure about the technical details (I play mainly at home), but how about force stopping or a quick switch off of the device to prevent Tapped Out from running in the background (and thus potentially using lots of data)?


  • aSkydude252
    168 posts
    edited May 2015
    I do tend to close it after I'm done playing, so it's not that. It might also be a coincidence; I'm doing an experiment today where I barely use my phone off of wifi for anything else to see how it goes.

    One thing EA did in the past several months that I really appreciate is not auto-downloading updates when you're off of wifi and open the game. There's a store across the street from my office that I can go to and get free wi-fi for when there is an in-game update to download, and it's nice that I don't have to frantically close the app to avoid using lots of data downloading it...
  • LPNintendoITA
    11661 posts Member
    edited May 2015
    you need to FORCE close not just close to be sure
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  • aSkydude252
    168 posts
    edited May 2015
    Yep, always force close. It looks like my experiment was a success, though, and it's not tapped out after all. I looked at the individual app data usage, and words with friends, of all things, is using an absurd amount of data for what it is, must be some big ads or something. I haven't even played a word today (just checked to see if my friends had), and it's used 3 times as much data checking it a few times, as going to Springfield has. Just ridiculous.

    Edit: The game had an update a few days ago, so that's probably what it is.
  • Raven_Darkstorm
    418 posts Member
    edited May 2015
    Have you accounted for the many updates we have had during the event?
  • JimJ321
    4206 posts Member
    edited May 2015
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