iphone downloading data by itself

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by jamaggic, Feb 4, 2010.

  1. jamaggic macrumors member

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    have a JB unlocked 2G 3.0.1 on t-mob, got my bill with an extra $180 charge for going over the 50mb limit. Odd since I never download anything except when on wifi. Checked data usage and large files (>3mb, some as large as 13mb) are being downloaded by the iphone in the middle of the night while the phone is plugged in charging. Even weirder is I have poor cell reception in the house and the phone is ignoring wifi and downloading/uploading whatever on edge. Cant find anything odd on the phone. this just started three weeks ago according to data logs on t-mob website. any ideas??
    Thanks
     
  2. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040

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    The iPhone uses data for push notifications and email and other things.

    The only way to stop this is to either put the phone in airplane mode or upload a fake apn so that data is disables completly.

    Also, the iPhone reverts to 3G/edge whenever the phone goes into standby. You can jailbreak and download keep awake for SBSettings so that it uses wifi when in standby.
     
  3. Siarhei macrumors newbie

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    not a problem

    I had the same problem in the past. But the good people helped me.

    So turn on your Wi-Fi then go to your Cydia or Installer(or wharever you had with your jailbreak). Find BigBossPreffs App in Utilities(or somewhere, I don't have my iphone with me right now). Download and install it. You will have all the switches there! For Wi-fi, phone/airplane, EDGE and others. Simply turn that EDGE and 3G off - no problem.

    So relax now and go get it tiger! :)
     
  4. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040

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    Actually, the OP should check out SBSettings. There is a setting in there to turn off edge. I think Boss prefs is old. I remember using that on my 2G way back.
     

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