iPad mini Does ipad mini LTE still consume data when switched off (sleep)

Discussion in 'iPad' started by ant2009, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. ant2009 macrumors member

    Oct 24, 2010

    I have an iPad mini LTE.

    My data plan is pre-paid. So I pay for 1000 MB. When all the MBs has been used. I pay for another 1000.

    When I am on travelling around town I constantly check email, maps, browse the internet. When I am finished I just close my smart cover to switch off (sleep). Then when I am need to check something I open the cover and immediately I can start browsing again.

    I am wondering then the iPad is in sleep mode (cover closed). It is still consuming data. Or does it depend no the apps that are currently running?

    Its just a little inconvenient to go to setting and switch of the LTE.

    Many thanks for any suggestions,
  2. HazyCloud macrumors 68030


    Jun 30, 2010
    If you aren't on Wi-Fi, I'd guess yes even if it's just a little. Since most mail accounts support push and apps are sending push notifications, I'd assume it's always connected.

    The best way to test it is to leave it for a day and make a note to check that day's usage. That should give you an idea if it's actually using data or not.
  3. outie2k macrumors regular

    Jun 20, 2010
    It does consume cellular data while it's in sleep mode. It depends largely how you configured emails and iCloud. For emails if you use push or interval pull it will consume data while in sleep. For iCloud if you enabled document and data sync it will use data as well. I had one instance where it consumed 60MB overnight in sleep mode. I had since turned off iCloud document and data sync while on cellular.

    If you don't want it to use any data at all while in sleep mode, your best bet is to turn off data manually.
  4. KoukiFC3S macrumors 6502a

    Jul 4, 2010
    In the iPad settings, you can disable cellular downloads for apps and iCloud. I would recommend turning those off to save on data.

    After that, email is another app that can download data in the background. It shouldn't use much data though.

    I know that Newsstand can also download in the background. Anyone know if that's wifi only?
  5. HazyCloud macrumors 68030


    Jun 30, 2010
    Newsstand only downloads new issues over Wi-Fi.

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