Another data over usage question

MiniD3

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Reading through past threads, there does appear to be an increase in "unknown data use
For the first time ever, I have exceeded my data limit, to such an extent, I had my provider turn off my data option

The strange thing is my phone is used primarily for phone use and very seldom use it for email and never search the net with it now I have an iPad

is there anyway someone else can hack my phone for data use?
....Gary
 

jav6454

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What are the data amounts you see per transfer? What time of day are the data transfers happening? Does the data usage follow a predetermined pattern or is it just random [every so hours]?

Do you have any apps that you allowed to run in the background? Which apps do you normally use? Is iTunes/App Store auto-update enabled?
 

MiniD3

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Hi,

I haven't been able to access the actual type yet as the service providers site where I can view my account is down,
data appears to be mid afternoon,
I don't allow auto updates for the apps and only update them when I am home and then use wifi from my home modem
main apps are,
Weather, tides and calculator,
grandkids do have a couple of games there

Will be glad when I can get more detail viewing the account
 

jav6454

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Games can be a source of data consumption (especially if they have an online element). Games like Candy Crush, Clash of Clans... et al require a internet connection. So there can significant data drain through those.

Weather apps do check in the background and do use data, but not enough to cause your excess data consumption.

To check per app data usage go to Settings > Cellular. Then scroll down until you see the list of apps that have used cellular data recently. Each app will be listed along with the usage it has taken.

The higher the MB amount, the more data the app has consumed.
 

MiniD3

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Cant find that list on my iPhone but did find that automatic downloads was actually on, thought I had turned it off?
 
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