iPad constantly uploading data (multiple GB/day)

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by bmac89, Jul 19, 2017.

  1. bmac89 macrumors 6502a

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    hello,

    I’ve noticed that my iPad on iOS 11 beta 2 is constantly uploading data even with all apps closed, iPad locked, iCloud off apart from notes app and safari and share analytics off.

    It is ranging between 1.5gb - 3gb+ uploaded per day. I understand a beta has some bug reports and logs but surely this is excessive and possibly a bug causing the same data to keep re-uploading?

    I have also noticed that often after sending feedback report it shows as sent and then later reappears in the outbox and uploading files. However I don’t think this is the cause as the uploading continues even when feedback app has nothing in the outbox. I have also noticed that feedback reports sent in previously days show a new date every day but when I mentioned this on the forum, others had noticed the same.

    Thanks
     
  2. mariusignorello macrumors 65816

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    Log files (besides those sent in Feedback) are being uploaded. This is normal beta behavior. You consented when you accepted the pre-release software agreement during profile installation or in Setup Assistant.
     
  3. upandown macrumors regular

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  4. bmac89 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I understand that but surprised by the amount of gigabytes. I’ve never run a beta before that uploads 35gb in 2 weeks.
     
  5. iMacDragon macrumors 65816

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    I'm pretty sure that's highly abnormal amount of data.. something is definitely wrong somewhere.
     
  6. GreyOS macrumors 68030

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    it's not really, is it? at best it comes with the territory but should be reported to apple as a bug (even if it's a meta-bug - a bug with the debugging/beta process) because it's not normal. regular reminder that the point of betas isn't just to expect bugs but to report them as such.
     
  7. mattdeezy macrumors member

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    Could it be the iPad uploading photos that have been converted into the new image format?
     
  8. mariusignorello macrumors 65816

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    Behavior at our house is pretty similar but double because of the number of devices. And log files can get big and add up. :)
    --- Post Merged, Jul 20, 2017 ---
    It’s not normal for a production build but for a beta build, it is absolutely normal. It is even stated, like I said, in the license agreement that data will be sent to Apple for debugging purposes and is opt-in by default.
     
  9. GreyOS, Jul 20, 2017
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    GreyOS macrumors 68030

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    Wasn't saying it isn't normal to upload logs just that tens of gigs per week seems abnormal
     
  10. bmac89 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well analytics is switched off in settings so I'm still surprised by the amount of data being uploaded.
     
  11. archvile macrumors regular

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    This reminded me of the South Park episode with the human Cent-iPad...

    Sigh...no, Apple is not magically converting your existing photos and videos to their new formats.
     
  12. mariusignorello macrumors 65816

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    Hmmm... do you have Unlimited Updates turned on under Settings > Photos > Cellular Data?
     

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