Edit: Or am I just reading the graph wrong and its cumulative - and all I did was use tons of Chrome data once around Aug 27 and the graph carries that across? That’s still a ridiculous amount of data because I was still sitting at home, but it makes more sense.
I have been sitting at home, with wifi for the past several days. I haven’t touched Chrome, and the app was closed. I can see this data usage in the Android data menu. I wish I could check the Republic screen, but my billing cycle just ended and all I can see is today (shows almost no data usage).
It is also odd to me that the data usage was identical each day.
I have two theories. I had a tab ‘open’ in Chrome (even though the app was closed using the square button) that was a weather website. It is possible it auto reloaded each day. This still doesn’t make much sense because some of the days I was literally home the entire day with working wifi. (stuck inside on my laptop due to weather in fact). I closed that tab this morning, so maybe that is why I have no data usage today?
It’s also possible that the Android usage tracker is faulty, but my Republic bill reflected the usage.
I could try to turn off data, but Chrome is an app I sometimes need quick access too while away from home. I’d rather Chrome just behave itself.
Here’s a screenshot of the odd usage pattern.