Apple Music uses way too much data - solutions?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by nigelly, Jul 1, 2016.

  1. nigelly macrumors regular

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    Besides the obvious solution of not streaming over data - is there any plans from carriers to not charge for apple music streaming? Or is the average plan going to increase the amount of data supplied since the world seems to be moving towards streaming rather than storing music/videos etc?
     
  2. bgro macrumors 6502a

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    Is the stream high quality setting turned on in music app settings? I found once I turned that off my data usage went way down
     
  3. nigelly thread starter macrumors regular

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    no the high quality is set to off. I have a pretty decent data plan for up here in Canada - 5 gigs a month. But I still blow over and its Apple Music thats causing that
     
  4. bgro macrumors 6502a

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    In the US T-Mobile doesn't charge steaming music against your data (for most major services including Apple Music).

    How many hours per day to u stream on average?
     
  5. rigormortis macrumors 68000

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    Other then what other people have suggested, lowering bit rate and going to t-mobile , the only thing I can think of is to get a larger phone and to store more music on it locally
     
  6. Apple fanboy macrumors Core

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    Unlimited data with my carrier for £16 a month. O2.
     
  7. M. Gustave macrumors 68000

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    5 GB is not 'decent'. I can blow through that in just a few days, and we're not heavy streaming users. 60 GB is about the minimum for a couple, who have cut the cable, and rely on wireless for everything.

    Eventually competition and technology will lower the need for larger and larger data caps. Probably some ultra efficient compression or data transfer method no one's even thought of yet.
     
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    Reduce the amount your stream or increase data plan. Personally I don't stream over cellular data.
     
  10. nigelly thread starter macrumors regular

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    Where do you live that you can get a 60 GB data plan?
     
  11. M. Gustave macrumors 68000

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    NYC. I had a 30GB share plan, and AT&T doubled it for the same price. It was a promotion open to everyone.
     
  12. nigelly thread starter macrumors regular

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    Is this the norm in the US?
     
  13. M. Gustave macrumors 68000

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    I think the most you can get on a share plan currently is 40GB. But competition is heating up with other carriers, and cable is trying to become competitive too. AT&T ran that promotion for one reason only, to entice cable-cutters.

    They also offer an unlimited plan again now, which is "deprioritized" after 22GB.
     

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