Eating data ?

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by illyb2000, Oct 2, 2015.

  1. illyb2000 macrumors 6502

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    As title states, not got a clue what music and whatsapp 'in background' means ? Apple Music is turned off and whatsapp backup is also off. Used 1.6gb of data in a week.
     

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  2. Max(IT) Suspended

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    in background means that the screen was off but the apps were working in background ...typical behavior for apps such as WhatsApp and Music
     
  3. Rhonindk macrumors 68020

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    Do you use wifi and have wifi assist turned on by any chance?
     
  4. illyb2000 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I use wifi but have wifi assist turned off
     
  5. AppleDApp macrumors 68020

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    Shouldn't the screenshot be of the cellular page in settings or am I missing something?
     
  6. illyb2000 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I was emphasising the 'in background' meaning, thread title is maybe misleading but would have thought so many hours in background was eating into my data.
     
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  8. pdxmatts macrumors 65816

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    Try turning off Wifi Assist in settings>cellular scroll all the way to the bottom and toggle off.

    Edit: Oops. Just saw that this was already mentioned.
     
  9. illyb2000 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    But they do eat data? Why does music when I'm not listening it ? All I have is my music there
     
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    Music shouldn't consume data, unless it is syncing your library. Music app on background means that you were listening to music while the screen was off, like I usually do.

    Whatsapp surely consumes data, receiving messages in background, but we are speaking of some kilobytes, because photos and audio aren't downloaded if you don't open the app.
     
  11. nanogirl21 macrumors 6502a

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    iOS 9 is eating data for me too. 6GB in 3 days. I have not changed my usage, am on Wifi when at home, and have wifi assist turned off. I hate this because I really don't want a crazy phone bill.
     
  12. AppleDApp macrumors 68020

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    I have noticed increased usage over the last few months on iOS 8. I went from an average of 400mb/month to 800mb/month.
     
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    your screenshot has nothing to do with data though? what does the actual mobile data usage say
     

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