Apple Music & Data Usage

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by lewisb1, Dec 14, 2015.

  1. lewisb1 macrumors member

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    Can someone please explain to me the following:

    I had chosen quite a number of songs and playlists from Apple music and downloaded them all offline to my iPhone. On listening to them for about 1-2 hours i decided to check my data usage. On settings-cellular, it showed that music was about 250MB. BUT when I went to system services in cellular, the media services showed 4.9GB usage. My overall data usage jumped from 1.1GB to 5.9GB in 2 hours...... My Music in the cellular usage was still 250MB, I know this as I called my provider at that moment. I then received a notice from my provider that I was over my data quota for the month...

    Why?? What is the cause of this? Is it the Apple Music and why?

    Thanks.
     
  2. afsnyder macrumors 65816

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    Even streaming for 2 hours wouldn't put your phone from 1.1gb to 5.9gb unless you were listening to over like 1000 songs
     
  3. gsmornot macrumors 68030

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    After you click on System Services, what does it tell you in that list? You should be able to see which service used the data. I use Music daily, I stream vs keep music on my device and have only used 1.6GB of cell data for system services since my last reset in September.
     
  4. lewisb1 thread starter macrumors member

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    It was the 'media services' that showed the significant jump in data. I do not stream videos, movies or anything else. Just listen to Apple music offline.

    Could it be that I was listening to albums and possible some of the songs were not offline? This happened before the new iTunes update.

    Thanks
     
  5. rijc99 macrumors 6502a

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    When you initiated the downloads did you make sure you were connected to wifi the entire time? The individual songs are smaller than the 100mb download limit so they will download over cellular.
     
  6. bushido Suspended

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    for the future just disable mobile data for music
     
  7. rijc99 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, either turn data off for music or when you go to my music, click on the view by pull down and select "Only Downloaded Music"
     

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