Data usage on iPad way up?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by rdstoll, Nov 23, 2011.

  1. rdstoll macrumors 6502

    Jul 15, 2008
    Have had iPad 1 for a year and a half other than two months late last year. At no time have I ever gotten a message saying I was close to exhausting my data usage but I just got a notification today that I was getting close. My usage of the iPad has not changed one iota but the thing that has changed is installing iOS5, which not only has rendered my iPad 1 ridiculously slow but also seemingly is hogging data.

    Any idea what can be causing this sudden surge of data?
  2. Pedro Julio, Nov 23, 2011
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2011

    Pedro Julio macrumors member

    Oct 24, 2011
    Sometimes NC, Sometimes PA
    Try these:

    Go to Settings > iCloud > Documents & Data
    Turn of the "Use Cellular" option.

    That alone caused me to nearly max out my data.

    Go to Settings > General > About > Diagnostics & Usage
    Check off "Don't Send"

    That's one should also help, but not nearly as much as the first one.

    Go to Settings > Location Services
    All of the apps on this list are transmitting location information. BUT you don't necessarily derive a desired benefit from all of them. Switch off the location services of any app you don't derive any real benefit from. Ya know, like, why the hell would I want the IMDB app to know where I am?

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