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Does anyone know what the purpose of having mobile data used in the background/allow background activity on Android is for?

Why should I keep them on for Pokemon Go?

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    Probably it has to do with the Adventure sync?
    – pinckerman
    Nov 21 at 23:06
  • I see, background activity would make sense but I don't know about what background data usage would have to do with that.
    – ShangWang
    Nov 21 at 23:42
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    Background data usage probably pings the server every minute or so for notifications like raid invites. (and that does cost data)
    – Fredy31
    Nov 22 at 13:43
  • I see, thank you! So that's how you would get notifications from the app I'm guessing, and if you turn it off while on mobile data it won't.
    – ShangWang
    Nov 22 at 16:03

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