New to iPhone- Data Question

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Old Muley, Aug 27, 2013.

  1. Old Muley macrumors 6502a

    Old Muley

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    We just purchased a new iPhone 5 (Verizon) for my mom three weeks ago. It's the first iPhone in the family, and we set her up with the 2GB data plan. Today we got our first bill from Verizon and I decided to see how she is doing data-wise. The Verizon website allows me to look at a detailed usage, and it appears her phone is connecting dozens of times per day. I know that she's not using it all the time since many of the connections are made during the wee hours of the morning. Most of the data usage events are small (25kb), but there are just so many of them (literally hundreds).

    Is this typical for an iPhone? I'm new to this so I don't know if I should be worried or not.
     
  2. Applejuiced, Aug 27, 2013
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    Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes.
    iPhone connects randomly and pulls data to check things periodically.
    Data is collected and reported at the end of the day that's why you see it all rack up late at night.
    Takes many hours for all the info from multiple cell towers to be collected, calculated and reported back to the site.
     
  3. Old Muley thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Old Muley

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    Thanks for the info. I imagined that must be the case, so I will relax a bit.
     
  4. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Very normal. Just be sure to check on over night usage. Many iPhone apps like to keep updating themselves overnight and they might run through your data plan if unchecked.
     

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