Data usage

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Candurin, Oct 10, 2014.

  1. Candurin macrumors regular

    Mar 27, 2011
    Coming from my 4S l, which I had since launch. I have never used more than 1gb in a single month on 3G. I am on wifi whenever and wherever possible (home, work, airports, hotels, etc.).

    I noticed that I somehow consumed 4gb since launch on my new 6 (rec'd 9/19).

    Is there background data or something else I should look for that is eating through my data?

    My browsing and usage habits have not changed when going from 4s to my 6.

    Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks!
  2. dotme macrumors 6502a

    Oct 18, 2011
    Yeah something's up. Check email for stuck messages in outbox, especially if the phone says it's sent a lot of data (when compared to receiving - sent should almost always be less than received)

    Next you could turn off iCloud and ActiveSync calendars and contacts (removing data from phone when prompted), reboot, turn calendars/contacts back on. That would hopefully resolve a sync loop if you have one. You should also be able to see data usage by app which might help as well.
  3. deeddawg macrumors 604

    Jun 14, 2010
    (I've not moved to iOS8 yet, so the following is from iOS7)

    What does your phone claim is using the data? Go to Settings->Cellular and scroll down to "Use Cellular Data for:" to see which apps have used what quantity of cellular data. System stuff is listed under a sub-menu at the very bottom.
  4. Candurin thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 27, 2011
    Some great suggestions...

    Here's what I can see (that's notable):

    Safari: 572mb
    Mail: 11.5mb
    Pandora: 23.1mb
    Exchange 212mb

    I found it! Apparently running speedtest (ookla) is RIDICULOUS! It used 1.6gb!!!

    Needless to say, I just turned off cellular for a lot of my apps (especially speedtest).

    Again, thanks!
  5. alent1234 macrumors 603

    Jun 19, 2009
    how often do you run speedtest? i think it's about 100mb per run
    the safari looks legit since higher resolution means more data to transfer
  6. 617aircav Suspended

    Jul 2, 2012
    just 4gigs, im close to 30gigs since the 19th.
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    There you go.
    Just because you didn't use that much data before with the other phone it doesnt mean you didnt use it with the new one.
    And that's why its useful to have that cellular tab info.
    How many times did you kept checking your speed to use 1.6gb? Like 30 times a day?:D
  8. Candurin thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 27, 2011
    A lot! I travelled to 3 continents already with my iPhone 6. I have been so amazed by the cellular speed, I check it everywhere. I didn't realize just how much data I wasted.

    Well... That puts an end to that novelty :)

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