iPad sucking tons of data through wifi

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by a13x4nd3r, May 21, 2013.

  1. a13x4nd3r macrumors newbie

    Mar 13, 2011
    Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
    Hi guys, i'm currently having a problem with my ipad. It's sucking TONS of data through my wifi network.

    It's not just regular iCloud/ Push Notifications amount of data. I'm talking about 4-5 GB/day. Yesterday it tops at 9 GB when left overnight, confirmed as i've recently installed DD-WRT on my home router. i also installed N Stats Widget for notification center in my iPad and always see some network activity even when i'm idling in springboard

    Netstat on mobile terminal shows that my ipad always connect to certain apple and microsoft:confused: server, as shown by screenshot below


    the 168.x.x.x is a microsoft server according to whois, and the 17.x.x.x is apple's. sometimes it connects to apple server (17.x.x.x)but with imap protocol

    i don't have any mail account pushed to my ipad, let alone a hotmail/exchange account. i've tried disabling some notification, but no result..

    any advice how to stop this from happening? or anybody know what my ipad is downloading daily? any help will be greatly appreciated.
  2. MrMacMack macrumors 6502a

    Oct 24, 2012
  3. a13x4nd3r thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 13, 2011
    Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
    Yes i did.

    The is a microsoft server. While the 17.x.x.x is an apple's server
  4. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    If your iPad jailbroken? Can you restore it fresh and slowly install apps to try to narrow which ones it could be.
  5. MrMacMack macrumors 6502a

    Oct 24, 2012
    For the phoning home stuff to Apple, I'd check:

    Settings > Privacy > Location Services > System Services

    Settings > General > About > Diagnostics & Usage

    Settings > General > Siri

    Settings > iCloud

    Settings > Messages > iMessage

    Settings > FaceTime

    Settings > iTunes & App Stores

    For the Microsoft stuff, the only thing I can think of is if you have Hotmail, MSN or Outlook mail setup. Or, have anyone or more of their 25 or so Apps downloaded and installed via the App Store.

    Long story short: log your Apple ID completely out if you don't want your device pinging back to Apple and opt out from using any Apps developed from Microsoft if you don't want you device phoning back home to M$.
  6. a13x4nd3r, May 26, 2013
    Last edited: May 26, 2013

    a13x4nd3r thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 13, 2011
    Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
    Uh.. I cannot afford to lose my jailbreak right now..:eek:
    Aha... I will try logging out of my apple id and turning off all service to see if the ipad is still phoning home...

    Microsoft stuff... I dont know.. I dont have any of their apps installed.. I don't have any hotmail MSN or outlook mail either.. My apple id use hotmail.. But i don't think that's what causing it.

    I will report tommorow.. Thx for your input guys :):D

    It still phoning home even after i disabled everything except photo stream and find my ipad. Although the bandwidth it uses is much smaller than yesterday. 2 GB. The M$ server is gone from netstat..
  7. MrMacMack macrumors 6502a

    Oct 24, 2012
    Cool. Progress is being made. PhotoStream and find my iphone would likely explain the reason for it still hitting the Apple IP address. Try turning both those services off and test again just so that you can know. Afterward if you want them then then back on. And whatever you do, don't break your jailbreak as the other person suggested.

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