nsurlsessiond Downloading data

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by seebul, Sep 20, 2014.

  1. seebul macrumors member

    Sep 26, 2007
    Hi, not sure if this is Yosemite related but I never noticed this before I upgraded to the Beta. A process called 'nsurlsessiond' is constantly downloading data, its killing my internet connection. I have attached a screenshot which only says a few Meg because I just opened activity monitor, but it goes on all day!

    Under 'Open Files and Ports' it lists;


    Any thoughts?

  2. Boldfella macrumors newbie

    Sep 21, 2014
    same here

    I had the same.
    It's gone now.
    Maybe it had to do with iCloud.
  3. kronusdark macrumors member


    Jun 21, 2013
    Southern Indiana
    yea, I am pretty sure its iCloud drive, I just copied 10GB into my drive and nsurlsessiond went nuts.
  4. FatLip macrumors member


    Jun 12, 2013
    on da moon
    yeah its icloud collecting metadata from your spotlight (all your files on all your hard drives LIVE) nothing to worry about, If its in apple you trust
  5. Vassilyasmine macrumors newbie

    Jan 28, 2015
    Is there a way to know how much time it needs to complete? How much data it needs to upload/download?
  6. mtspace macrumors newbie

    May 9, 2012
    Big Issue related to Photos

    The new Apple app Photos uploaded my 200 gig Aperture file to the iCloud pretty quickly.

    For three days since nsurlsessiond has been slowing internet service on my home network to a crawl. During this time Photos app was not running. Average of 1440 pings to my ISP is 15,634 ms. One Ookla speed test showed upload speed at .04Mips. Internet while this occurs is unusable.

    Curiously, for a few minutes after Photos is started, cloudd process ran instead, with the consequence that average ping time was in the neighborhood of 400 ms. But after some time of inactivity, nsurlsessiond came back and the ping times were back in the 15,000 to 30,000 ms time range.

    I see that the advice above suggests that the problem might resolve itself when the indexing function is finished. For a few thousand photos, I am wondering if we are talking days, weeks, or years? And what is plan B?

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