iCloud and 200mb plan

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by blacksurfer, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. blacksurfer macrumors regular

    Mar 15, 2011
    I turned off cloud so it doesn't use my 3G data since I have the 200mb plan. Any way to let cloud work solely on wifi?
  2. netnothing macrumors 68040


    Mar 13, 2007
    What are you concerned with, with iCloud and 3G?

    Photo Stream only uploads over WiFi....not 3G.
    Contact/Calendar syncing is minimal data.

    Unless you download a lot of app updates and grab a lot of songs from iCloud while on 3G, you should be fine.

  3. netslacker macrumors 6502

    Jan 21, 2008
    Some aspects I'd iCloud do use 3G data so you must be careful. My wife has the 200mb plan as well but in one night her phone used 130mb for something. I then changed a few settings to see if I can curb the midnight 3G data usage that the phone does. 1. Settings > iCloud > Documents & Data > Use Cellular OFF (this was most likely the culprit but we don't know for sure). 2. Settings > iCloud > Storage & Backup > iCloud Backup OFF (this prolly isn't needed but I'm paranoid with her going over the 200mb). 3. Settings > General > About > Diagnostics & Usage > Don't Send.

    There are many threads on Apple's own discussion forums with ios 5 using 3G data in the middle of the night even though wifi is also connected. Since we also experienced this with my wife's phone we are being extra cautious.

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