I used almost 1gb of data in a DAY. WHAT?!?

RebelScum

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Aug 15, 2007
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Toronto
Yup, it's true. Check the screenie.

One day of light use...few short videos through Tumblr and some email.

This seems high. Any clue as to what could be causing this??

Cheers

 

Scrub175

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Apr 25, 2012
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Port St Lucie FL
The vid stream quality is higher due to increased bandwidth of LTE. Better quality stream uses more data. This may not be the case with tumblr
 

zorinlynx

macrumors 603
May 31, 2007
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6,604
Florida, USA
Whoah, how did you get it to break it out into Cellular data and Tether data?

I'd love to have that information as well so I know how much I use when tethering!
 

armoredsaint

macrumors regular
Sep 7, 2010
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9
USA
i notice it's far different than checking your usage online with VZW, the phone usage was almost doubled than what VZW showed me. I had LTE on the whole time also, no wi-fi included in the count.
 

AppleFan91

macrumors 68000
Sep 11, 2012
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Indy, US
yeah haha, i'm destroying my data so far. I know some of it is because it's a new device with new features, but I know a lot of it comes from the fact that it's LTE and it's so hard to not watch a BUNCH of vids haha
 

Preed08

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Dec 5, 2011
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this is why i LOVE that ive been getting LTE from Sprint most places I go...with more towers being added every week...:D
 

Small White Car

macrumors G4
Aug 29, 2006
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Washington DC
I'm betting the OP restored from a backup. That brings over the cellular date records, I believe. Others have hinted at this but I guess we'll have to wait until the OP comes back and fills us in.
 

ruckleapple

macrumors member
Sep 13, 2012
37
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Japan
Mine says I have used 5gb since Friday and I have streamed exactly ZERO videos! I'm actually like wtf?! I've downloaded about 10 apps. Streamed about an hour of Internet radio and streamed about 2 hours of a podcast because the damned podcast app wouldn't download the podcast I wanted to listen to (just kept staying on preparing to download- podcast app is rubbish!)

Anyway what gives? What's been using up my Gbs? I'm going to test when I get home to see if streaming a podcast really uses that much data. Besides, I used to do it on my iPhone 4 all the time and I'd rarely reach 5gb in a month let alone 5 days. I guess it's lucky I'm in Japan and there are no limits, or I'd all ready be screwed.
 

d.steve

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Jan 6, 2012
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I did over 2 GB in about 15 min on LTE downloading an iTunes playlist from iCloud.

There's a bug in there in that it continued to do so even after I had disabled cellular data for iTunes. Probably because I started the download before I disabled it.

I'm sure there was something you did to trigger the usage, perhaps iCloud related like me?

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Go to Settings > General > Cellular and scroll to the bottom where you can turn on/off cellular data usage for certain types of data and monitor usage after disabling them. Add them back in one at a time and continue monitoring usage.
 

jonfarr

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Jun 29, 2012
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Portland
I made the mistake of trying to download my music from ituens match at home on wifi overnight, waking up to think everything downloaded without a hitch.

Well it didnt, one song hung up all the downloads, talking thousands, early one. Left for work and later got a message from ATT warning that I was near my data limit.

It all downloaded on LTE. Albeit, it was lightning fast, faster than my wifi, but take a look at how much data it used lol. Luckily I am on unlimited and throttling doesn't seem to be too bad yet.



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I did over 2 GB in about 15 min on LTE downloading an iTunes playlist from iCloud.

There's a bug in there in that it continued to do so even after I had disabled cellular data for iTunes. Probably because I started the download before I disabled it.

I'm sure there was something you did to trigger the usage, perhaps iCloud related like me?
Same here. I tried to turn it off, but it was too late and it wouldn't stop. Oh well. The billing cycle is almost over.