Android4 ICS "Background Data Restricted" message
I'm loving my recently updated Android4 and some of the new little touches that it adds to the Smartphone experience.
The only annoyance I've come across so far, is the background data being restricted when the phone is quietly hibernating at my desk. This is probably great for people on data usage plans but for big fat unlimited data dudes like me its a royal PITA (That does not stand for that lovely Indian Bread either). I want to be continually updated... my internet addiction demands it.
Here's the problem as reported by some other dude on some forum:
[quote]I have a stock, non-rooted RAZR. Ever since the ICS update, I keep getting a notification of "Background Data Restricted. Click here to remove restriction. I do not have a mobile data limit set and I don't have the box checked restrict background data. Any ideas? This thing is making me crazy.[/quote]
So a little bit of poking around the solution is straightforward.
The very clever SMART ACTIONS lets you restrict usage under certain conditions.
So, just go to the settings SMART ACTIONS, then alter the defaults for BATTERY EXTENDER and click BACKGROUND SYNC *ENABLE*