iPhone and iCloud: Data Usage

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mr jnvii, Oct 7, 2011.

  1. mr jnvii macrumors member

    Mar 11, 2011
    I'm confused. Lets say that I have the 2GB data plan with ATT.

    If I upload a 1 GB movie to the iCloud over my 3G connection, does that mean I just used 1 GB of my monthly usage?

    I just see myself using iCloud a lot, and am wondering if Sprint's unlimited would truly be better.
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_5 like Mac OS X; en-gb) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8L1 Safari/6533.18.5)

    That's correct!
  3. bellaisa macrumors regular

    Oct 5, 2011
    lettuce be reality here, chances are, you'll use wifi to upload a 1 gig video...
  4. mr jnvii thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 11, 2011
    I know. I was just using this an example.

    That sucks though. I mean it's like Apple keeps offering new features that use MORE data, but the cell companies keep restricting and increasing prices!!!

    ATT sucks near me (Michigan). I was thinking of Verizon or Sprint, but Verizon has better customer service whole Sprint has the best plan ($80 for unlimited everything!)
  5. estockme macrumors regular

    Mar 3, 2011
    i'm getting the 4s once the hype dies down and i can convince sprint to upgrade me early somehow--i know i'm still on unlimited data, but does the iphone have a data meter built in to it? I know for the last decade most phones have had some way of tracking calls and texts, so I assume something would be in the works for this as well.


    furthermore susan i wouldn't be the least bit surprised to learn that you can set icloud to sync only when on wifi... reefers
  6. rkahl macrumors 65816

    Jul 29, 2010
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    estockme macrumors regular

    Mar 3, 2011
  8. rkahl macrumors 65816

    Jul 29, 2010
    iCloud only backs up mail, notes, contacts, calendars, bookmarks, photos, documents, and data! So don't purchase additional data if you think you can use iCloud like you can with iDisk!
  9. richard4339 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 6, 2006
    But iCloud with iTunes Match will cause you to redownload at least once any music you're wanting on your phone, if you're not on Wifi, that could add up.


    I believe you can manually force a backup while not on wifi (not sure though), but I believe the auto-backup is like Wifi-Sync: Wifi only ;-)

    Note the bottom right text in the attachment. I can't find a screenshot from an iPhone though that has the screen scrolled down far enough.

    Attached Files:

  10. ZBoater macrumors G3


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    And your just now figuring this out? :p

    They do it on purpose. It's called "making money". And they are very good at it.
  11. PNutts macrumors 601


    Jul 24, 2008
    Pacific Northwest, US
    Yes, you are limited by the mechanism you choose to provide connectivity. Comcast has a 250GB limit so your going to hit a ceiling one way or another.

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