Data Usage Question(s)

Discussion in 'iPad' started by brn2rnjk1, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. brn2rnjk1 macrumors regular

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    I just got my first iPad (Verizon) and have 2 questions on data usage
    1. If I am reading the NY Times (using there app) am I using data for so long as I am reading it or is it downloaded into my iPad (or usage only when page changed?).

    2. How can I determine how much data I have used?

    3. Can I inadvertantly use data if the cover is on but there is push information I signed up for (or location services?).
    4.Do people turn data off except when actually on web etc. 2G could be burned quickly otherwise. NOt sure how you download a movie etc.
     
  2. boltjames macrumors 68040

    boltjames

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    May 2, 2010
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    I just got my first iPad (Verizon) and have 2 questions on data usage
    1. If I am reading the NY Times (using there app) am I using data for so long as I am reading it or is it downloaded into my iPad (or usage only when page changed?).


    Reading a stagnant page you've already downloaded doesn't cost you anymore data.

    2. How can I determine how much data I have used?


    Go to Settings > General > Usage and scroll down to Cellular Data. Add the two in/out numbers together.

    3. Can I inadvertantly use data if the cover is on but there is push information I signed up for (or location services?).

    Yes. The cover being closed merely turns off the backlight, doesn't shut the iPad down. Go to Settings > Notifications and turn off the unnecessary ones.

    4.Do people turn data off except when actually on web etc. 2G could be burned quickly otherwise. NOt sure how you download a movie etc.

    If you turn off data, you're not going to get push email or iMessages either. It's a mobile device, many of the best features are data related.

    BJ
     

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