PSA: My Magazine on the Galaxy Note 3 Eats a lot of Data

October 10, 2013 - Written By Alexander Maxham

As pointed out by John Paul Macharia on Google+, My Magazine is a great feature on the Galaxy Note 3, but it does eat up quite a bit of data unfortunately. So we wanted to put together this quick post to warn you guys, especially with a lot of people being on tiered data and not on unlimited plans. As you can see from John’s screenshot above, it used 116MB of data in just a week. For someone that has 2GB of data, that’s quite a bit of data used. In a month that would be around 700-800MB of data which is almost half of your data allowance. Looking at my Galaxy Note 3, I’ve been using it for only a couple of days but My Magazine has only used about 75MB of data. So depending on how much you use it, it could use a lot of data so be ware.

Unfortunately, there’s  no way (or at least I couldn’t find a way) to keep My Magazine from updating on mobile data and use WiFi only. I also couldn’t find a way to keep it from refreshing every 10, 15, 30 minutes etc., although I think the My Magazine service actually refreshes only when you open it. So if you’re on mobile data, you may not want to open it until you’re on WiFi. We also had a quick look at My Magazine on the Galaxy Note 3, which you can check out if you’re wondering what My Magazine is.

My Magazine is a great app or service, but if it’s chewing through your data, you may have to turn it off, or  just use it minimally. Which kind of sucks. How many of you are using My Magazine? How much data has it used? Have you really even noticed. Let us know in the comments down below.