high data usage - upload only

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by tildesley, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. tildesley macrumors regular

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    hey

    dunno if anyone has any ideas but thought i'd try here.

    what could be uploading between 250mb and 500mb of data every day? im on 4S with ios5, the only programs i think could be
    • mail.app - set to google's imap, i've heard rumours but i don't think its thats much
    • bakery story - my missus got me into it but i havent heard any bad reports
    • viber - same as bakery story, no bad reports.

    the thing is that it is upload only, nothing download wise apart from facebook & twitter, which i dont understand :confused:
     
  2. HazyCloud macrumors 68030

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    Could be iCloud trying to sync your contacts/data. Apparently people have found the issue in their diagnostic reports. (I've read that some feel this is the battery issue as well, but others not using iCloud still have the battery problem.)
     
  3. tildesley thread starter macrumors regular

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    ive got icloud backup off, docs & data off... do the diagnostic reports/contacts/notes really mean that much data a day? it all seems a little insane to me, i mean im looking at 15gb a month just upload, heck i dont cover that on my home laptop!
     
  4. OneMike macrumors 601

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  5. tildesley thread starter macrumors regular

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    icloud data backup is off and my icloud usage is 0% :)
     
  6. Krevnik macrumors 68040

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    Where are you getting the information on the data use?
     
  7. lpeedin macrumors regular

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    Are you sending diagnostic reports to Apple? If so turn it off.
     
  8. tildesley thread starter macrumors regular

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

    From cell usage in settings & a program called Idataspy. The programs were a best guess, because everything runs in the background I can't check it off program by program
     
  9. Krevnik macrumors 68040

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    All something like iDataSpy can do is estimate based on cell usage data Apple provides. A better cross-check is your bill, but that doesn't tell you what data was download or upload.

    If this data is going over WiFi, there are a few things that could be happening, including WiFi syncing (if you use it). Diagnostic reports over WiFi will generate data too.
     
  10. tildesley thread starter macrumors regular

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    diagnostic reports are off for sending, im guessing it still produces them though

    its all going via gprs/3g so i can see it been recorded in cellular data usage, so it must be sitting there all day uploading stuff to clear 250mb, also the battery down to 3% in 10hrss. ive got rid of my mobile imap access to google to see if that solves it, just wait and see now...
     
  11. Krevnik macrumors 68040

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    You might want to confirm that the phone is reporting correctly by checking your usage with the carrier. They only report total data, so it will only help you confirm if the upload + download ~ carrier's records. I know AT&T and Verizon both update that information on a regular basis because of the tiered data plans.
     

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