iPhone 4 3G data usage

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by The Big J, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. The Big J macrumors newbie

    Jan 4, 2012
    United Kingdom
    Hi all,

    I'm new to the smartphone world...please be gentle!

    I have 1GB data usage. I understand that when I am connected to wifi the data used doesn't count towards my 1G on my phone plan for my iPhone 4.

    However can someone explain to me - in 3G (if I am away from a wifi connection) how do I know if my phone is using data? The '3G' symbol is almost constantly on, but does that indicate that data is being downloaded? I've noticed times when the 3G turns blue or the loading symbol shows next to it, is this indication of data usage?

    I have set most of my apps, mail, etc to only update manually etc but I just need to know that I am not downloading data needlessly.

    Any help would be appreciated.
  2. chrisperro macrumors 6502


    Oct 24, 2009
    To know whats your data usage go to settings/general/usage and check or reset your data usage and check tomorrow or in a few hours.

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