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

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by RebelScum, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. RebelScum macrumors 6502

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    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

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  2. Scrub175 macrumors 6502

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    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
     
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  5. MR1324 macrumors 6502

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    this is why people should care about unlimited data.
     
  6. zorinlynx macrumors 601

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    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!
     
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  8. armoredsaint macrumors regular

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    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.
     
  9. penajmz macrumors 68030

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    Gotta be mindful of streaming videos and music. Those add up QUICK.
     
  10. AppleFan91 macrumors 65816

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    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
     
  11. VivaLaFisica macrumors regular

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    Is there a way to turn off LTE, 4G, 3G?

    I don't want any data issues when I start using my phone.
     
  12. Preed08 macrumors regular

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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
     
  13. nfl46 macrumors 603

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    Settings, General, Cellular
     
  14. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    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.
     
  15. VivaLaFisica macrumors regular

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    Thanks.
     
  16. aquadisiac macrumors 6502

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    the verizon site says ive used 1.169GB in 11 days
     
  17. formerpc macrumors 6502

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    Amateur. ;)
    I've used 1.218 GB in 3 days (Verizon unlimited LTE FTW).

    Streaming does it, so if you have a data cap- it's best if you're on wifi for streaming.
     
  18. PNutts macrumors 601

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    I think the first thing to care about is knowing what your phone is doing and if necessary fix it.
     
  19. ruckleapple macrumors member

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    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.
    [​IMG]
     
  20. d.steve macrumors regular

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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.
     
  21. jonfarr macrumors 6502a

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    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.

    [​IMG]

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    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.
     
  22. Gator24765 macrumors 6502a

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    I am so happy I have Sprint. I don't ever have to worry about my date usage :)
     
  23. troy14 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes because you can't get any data to begin with!!!
     
  24. bwhitta macrumors regular

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    Verizon throttled me at 5gb. LTE/3G speeds are pretty much unbearable. I barely break 3mb/s down on LTE now.
     

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  25. sundog925 macrumors 6502a

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    I thought VZW wasn't throttling 4G connections, only 3G?
     

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