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Why is Chrome using so much data

I have a Galaxy Samsung S10+

 that has suddenly started using a lot of data even when I'm not using it.  The settings on the phone are the same as another I own which does not have the problem.

The smart guy in the store said turn off the network, I don't see that as an alternative.  I've removed Chrome from the phone and then added it back on to see if maybe the app had a problem.  I don't know if that has worked yet, not enough time has elapsed to see.

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First find out which application is causing the issue.  It's plausible to blame Chrome, which is certainly a hog, but it may not be the culprit.  You may have some application spying on you, or something undesirable reporting back to China.

Find an application that shows what sites applications are connecting to and how much data they are sending both directions.  On Windows this would be easy; Microsoft TCP View puts it on one screen (see below).  On a phone there is no doubt something equivalent.

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Web browsers are applications used primarily to display documents, files and media from the Internet, identified by a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) that can be a page, image, video or other file. Some browsers require the use of add-ons or extensions to safely render the information they receive; others have systems built into them to perform the same functions.

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