Ios 8.4 Cellular data leak?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by mariachi4, Aug 11, 2015.

  1. mariachi4 macrumors member

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    There are so many bugs after upgrading to 8.4, the one it bugs me a lot is the hidden cellular data usage.

    After upgrading to iOS 8.4 i noticed it uses lots more cellular data than before. And my data was empty before my bill cut off date. I have turned off Apple music, location service and background refresh. I thought it was my phone, so I wiped everything from my iphone 5s, did a hard reset and a clean install (not backup from iCloud). After that, the problem still exists, called my local provider and they said its a iOS 8.4 bug.

    Now, if i check in Settings > Cellular Data Usage > Current period it says 16.1MB (this is a lot since i only used whatsapp, text only, and Nike+ running app once)
    When i add up everything from "Use cellular data for:" it is 15 MB (including system services). So no idea where the 1.1 MB go.

    Anyone has this problem as well?
     
  2. cynics macrumors G3

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    It rounding to the nearest tenths and once over 100 it rounds to the nearest megabyte so obviously their will be a discrepancy adding them up. Lol
     
  3. I7guy macrumors G5

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    This question seems to come around with every release. Nobody really seems to know why iOS uses cellular data. I have an unlimited data plan and turn of cellular data when I don't want the radios on.the only thing i seem to miss is sms.
     
  4. nightlong macrumors 6502a

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    Check all your apps in settings, some annoyingly have feedback to the developer turned on by default, and that can add up with apps you use a lot. Turn off push for mail.
     
  5. mariachi4 thread starter macrumors member

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    I have already turned off everything that requires push. Also i have updated to 8.4.1. last week, seems the problem still exist. I have called my local provider to check the current data usage and it is in line what is mentioned in Settings > Cellular Data Usage > Current period. But i have no idea why the data count is so high. Anyways, my solution for now is every time i go outside i will turn on cellular data, and when there is wifi available, i will turn off cellular data. It helps a bit but its not the most convenient solution.

    Luckily you have unlimited data, so there is no concern for how much data you use. I have a 500MB/ month plan...
     
  6. I7guy macrumors G5

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    500mb in today's day and age is nothing. I have months I don't even use a gig, other months 7 or 8 gig.
     
  7. mariachi4 thread starter macrumors member

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    Exactly, that is why the MBs are really precious to me.
     

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