Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Built-in Twitter in Windows Phone causing excess data usage

updated 05:13 am EDT, Fri October 25, 2013

Twitter profile image redownloads fault in Windows Phone

A feature in Windows Phone is causing device owners to unexpectedly use high amounts of data, which could be potentially expensive for some phone users. An issue in the operating system's Twitter integration has devices frequently redownloading profile images from the service, an issue that Microsoft has been quick to confirm exists.

The Verge spotted and reported the fault last week, where the People hub in Windows Phone was found to use over 300MB of mobile data and over 3GB of Wi-Fi data in under a week, with the problem occurring regardless of whether the People hub is used or not, and the data level varying based on the number of people followed on Twitter.

Microsoft is working on a fix for the issue, and has already made a change that will only synchronize Twitter accounts once per day as a temporary measure. It is believed that changes in Twitter's server infrastructure has caused the issue, making it harder for Microsoft to fix, though this may pass once Twitter's server migration completes in the next few weeks.

Users are advised to track data usage in the Windows Phone Data Sense application, or alternatively removing the Twitter account from Windows Phone will solve the problem, if more drastically.



By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

ActvContent Sync Smartband

Smartbands of all sorts are hitting the market. Some build on the buzz around fitness trackers, while others offer simpler features fo ...

RocketStor 6324L Thunderbolt 2 eSATA bridge

Like it or not, the shift to Thunderbolt is underway. The connection is extremely flexible, allowing for video and data to co-habitate ...

Patriot Stellar Boost XT 64GB USB 3.0 drive

A vast selection of USB memory sticks means that consumers can often find exactly the size drive they need in a configuration that can ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News