Digital Touch Data Usage?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by JUiCEJamie, May 13, 2015.

  1. JUiCEJamie macrumors 6502a

    JUiCEJamie

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    Does anybody know how much a simple drawing takes in terms of data? A few bites like an iMessage? Or maybe more?

    Since Apple Watch, my 5GB data allowance a month has been running over. (Best part of 6GB). Is this because of Digital Touch, which I do use a lot?

    Can't find a thread about this..
     
  2. Rok73 macrumors 65816

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    There are a lot of other things you gotta check before you blame digital touch for your loss of data. There's no way that it's a fault of digital touch.
     
  3. JUiCEJamie thread starter macrumors 6502a

    JUiCEJamie

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    Like? I've been on this forum for around 4 years, so I know when and when not to just blast another thread somewhere.. This was a genuine question, and I've look at other avenues before I thought this.

    The watch connects via Bluetooth for everything almost, even Digital Touch. But this is only regular thing I'm doing on my watch that I don't do on my phone. And now it's using a lot of data.

    Could it be a software update, yes. Could it be my heart rate via Health that's connected to other apps, yes. - Just thought I'd ask.
     
  4. adammull macrumors 6502a

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    No one knows yet. Don't get your panties in a bunch. The watch has only been out 3 weeks. Heck most people's data hasn't even reset yet! How do you even know you're over just because of the watch in less than one data cycle?
     
  5. mightyjabba macrumors 65816

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    I'm pretty confident that you could be sending digital touches 24/7 for an entire month and not have it make a dent in your data allowance.
     
  6. adammull macrumors 6502a

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    The real question is why are people using digital touch more than once to try it out? It's really awful and very Un-Apple.
     
  7. AR15MBP macrumors regular

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    I doubt it's very much. You're not transmitting an actual picture, just a code to tell the recipient watch what to draw. I can't imagine this takes up much data.
     
  8. LxTxNx macrumors 6502

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    The digital touch messages are tiny files so no you're tripping man lol
     

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