iPhone iBooks and "System Services\iTunes-Accounts" in iOS 8 are eating my cellular data

CharlieBrown-DE

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Oct 10, 2011
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Hello,

when I use iBooks 4 on my iPhone 6 while I am out of home (cellular data), it eats up permanently cellular data in the System Services section under "iTunes Accounts".
And I mean, a lot of data, 10 MB in 2 or 3 minutes, until I kill iBooks.

Cellular data for iBooks is off and it is only shown in the System Services, but I can perfectly repeat the process: start iBooks and reading -> after 1 minute there are 5 MB more gone from my data plan...

Yesterday I resetted the phone and set up as new device: No solution...!

Any help someone?
 

CharlieBrown-DE

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Oct 10, 2011
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Germany
Did it but it didn't help either...
Also with 8.1 no enhancement, and this really makes me frightening.
Looks like Amazon gets a new Kindle app user.
 

CharlieBrown-DE

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Original poster
Oct 10, 2011
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Germany
I am going crazy!!! 5 minutes of reading costs me 20 MB on LTE...!!
I restored out of DFU mode but it didn't help. I can clearly track it to iBooks. Also in 8.1 beta the problem persists.
When I lock out of my iTunes account it stops, but this doesn't help me...
 

GermanSuplex

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iBooks has been buggy for me since iOS 7. Not so much in reading the books, but they eat up all of my iCloud storage for backups because purchased books are now backed up as well (they used to be treated like apps, the whole book wasn't backed up, but downloaded when you restored from a backup). However, iBooks now shows that none of my purchased books are on my device (they are), and backs them up as if they were PDF's or a non-purchased book.

For awhile, iTunes Accounts was eating up all of my data, not sure why either.
 

E2EK1EL

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Nov 19, 2012
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iTunes Accounts in System Services sometimes eat up to 200 MB a day for me, I've never opened iBooks on the IP6.

I've also tried turning off "Use Cellular Data" in iTunes & App Store areas and doesn't do much diff.
 

LordQ

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Sep 22, 2012
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It's happening to me too! iTunes Accounts are eating my mobile data but I don't even have mobile data on for anything iTunes-related! WTF!
 

X-X

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Aug 22, 2014
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Also interesting...

Game Center is using MB after MB of my cellular data, but I have never even used it once.

I have never logged into Game Center, I have never in my life done anything with it, but it constantly uses my data.

Really Apple?
 

Solver

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Also interesting...

Game Center is using MB after MB of my cellular data, but I have never even used it once.

I have never logged into Game Center, I have never in my life done anything with it, but it constantly uses my data.

Really Apple?
Does "Settings > Game Center" show that you are not logged in?
 

Solver

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Jan 6, 2004
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Hello,

when I use iBooks 4 on my iPhone 6 while I am out of home (cellular data), it eats up permanently cellular data in the System Services section under "iTunes Accounts".
And I mean, a lot of data, 10 MB in 2 or 3 minutes, until I kill iBooks.

Cellular data for iBooks is off and it is only shown in the System Services, but I can perfectly repeat the process: start iBooks and reading -> after 1 minute there are 5 MB more gone from my data plan...

Yesterday I resetted the phone and set up as new device: No solution...!

Any help someone?
I don't have/notice this issue with my iPhone 5 with iOS 8.1 beta 1 installed.

Are there any “Automatic Downloads” set under Settings > iTunes and App Store?
Are you using iTunes Match?
When Wifi is off and you start a fresh run of iBooks, does a no Cellular data in Settings message appear?
Have you tried clicking the header “All Books” in iBooks and choosing “Hide iCloud Books”?
Does disabling Cellular Data stop this temporarily?”
Does Airplane mode stop this temporarily?
Does signing out of “iCloud” stop this temporarily?
 

Mikhanator

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Mar 28, 2015
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Still a persisting issue...

I too have the same problem but for some reason System Services > iTunes Accounts uses 150-350mb randomly for some reason. I only have 1gb (1012mb) and iTunes Accounts already has used 690mb within the past few days. Every other app within Cellular only use an average of 22mb or less since 17/03 (18 apps).

Specs:
iPhone 5 16gb (3gb used by defualt stock apps) [MD298X/A]
23 Applications
iOS 7.1.1

I don't have iBooks.
No automatic downloads are on.
Most of my apps display a "No Cellular" pop-up (Currently 12apps with cellular on)
Obviously turning Cellular off stops all usage among System Services and my own apps.
" with airplane mode.
Signing out sadly doesn't solve the issue.

I have yet to try "Reset & erase content from device settings"

Anyone have any ideas?
 
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