Is your cell phone bill higher than usual? If it is, then you could be using to much data and not even know it. 

It seems that in the past few months, more and more people in Rockford and across the country are experiencing higher cell phone bills. The biggest reason for it is the use of data, and apps are to blame for that.

One of the biggest complaints of users of cellphones is how much data is being used by applications on the phone, specifically android users.

The main problem is that these applications want to run on your phone, even though you are not using them. Some of the apps can use up to 158 MB of data a month. Which if you have a ton of apps, that will add up real quick

If you have an IPhone, there is a way to change the settings on all of your applications that will only allow that specific app to run when it is open only. This will cut down on the data usage and it will also allow your battery to run less.

Android is about the same. The app will only run if you open it up. The problem comes when you leave the app running in both operating systems. That is where the data continues to be used and then you can kiss all of it goodbye!

Here are some of the apps that will eat away at your data and cause you to charge your phone every other hour, according to Verizon Wireless.

1. Candy Crush Jelly Saga

2. My Talking Tom

3. Pokemon Go

4. Super-Bright LED Flashlight

5. Vine

6. Wheel of Fortune Free Play

One of the most important things to do when you are not on Wi-Fi is to close your apps when you are done. There is another app that you should check out for you phone and it will allow you to take Q 98.5 anywhere you go. Check out the new Q 98.5 mobile app

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