ZMNinja restrict mobile data

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olbasoil
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ZMNinja restrict mobile data

Post by olbasoil » Mon Feb 24, 2020 3:47 pm

I sometimes forget to close ZMNinja. That's no great problem when on wi-fi, but when using mobile data it can burn through my allowance within an couple of hours. I have a general mobile data warning on the phone, but that's often too late. is there anything I can do to set a specific limit for ZMNinja when using mobile data? Or perhaps a timeout for ZMNinja?

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Re: ZMNinja restrict mobile data

Post by asker » Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:06 pm

That should not happen at all. zmNinja exits when you move it to background.
That being said, you can alway enable "restrict background app data" in the regular android settings for apps.
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Re: ZMNinja restrict mobile data

Post by olbasoil » Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:41 am

I don't really understand what you mean by 'background'. If I am running ZMNinja, then instead of closing it I start another app, it keeps consuming data. Then if I leave home it continues to consume mobile data.
If I press the menu button, it is one of the running apps. I can then close it (if I remember).

Are these apps 'in the background'? If so ZMNinja is certainly using large amounts of mobile data.
Is there a way I can avoid this, except for the obvious one being 'close it when not using'?

Apologies if this is a basic Android question.

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Re: ZMNinja restrict mobile data

Post by asker » Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:39 pm

My understand is if you are running zmNinja and switch to another app, zmNinja should exit itself. The only time it does not is when you are running both zmNinja and another app together (called multi-window in android I think)

Take a look at https://support.google.com/android/answer/9458407?hl=en to see all the ways you can restrict data consumption.
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