Ive had my phone for 6 years and for the first time, I got a message that I’m almost out of data on my plan. My usage hasn’t changed, and I haven’t added any new apps or changed any settings. What I did notice was that I’m now using Google voice to text for messaging. Or at least that’s what appears to me.
As of last week, I started seeing Google handling my messaging. Where before, I would just see the mic on the keyboard layout and tap that. There is also something called google now launcher that I didn’t install and I can’t remove.
I also noticed that even though I was at home using my wireless network, the phone was on the cell network. Normally, it just switches over as soon as I’m in range. I had to manually force it to fail over to my wireless network.
I’ve limited most apps access to almost everything I can like contacts and so forth. I’d like to get a handle on why I’m suddenly using so much more data.