tether data increase but i don't even know what tether is!

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by adriii, Sep 13, 2009.

  1. adriii macrumors newbie

    Jul 30, 2009
    So I just checked my usage data... bc I wanted to see how much data has been received and sent and I just realized that the received data for tethering is 1.0 KB. It has been 0 bytes for both sent and received until now.

    The funny thing is I don't even know what tethering is or how to do it so where did this 1.0 KB come from?? Will I be charged for it?? I'm confused because it came out of nowhere. What can I do to make sure this doesn't happen again? Is there any way I could have tethered by accident? If so- how do I make sure I don't do this again? Thanks.
  2. Ice-Cube macrumors 6502a


    Jul 27, 2006
    Somewhere over the rainbow
    That doesn't show just for tethering. It also shows your data usage when using 3G, you could have used it when you check the weather or stocks app.

    You have to turn edge and 3G off if you want to disable this completely.
  3. mackmgg macrumors 65816


    Nov 2, 2007
    There is a seperate meter for tethering data, and data used on the phone. What he used was tethering, although I don't know how as I thought it came off
  4. adriii thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 30, 2009
    Yes because there is a separate counter for data and tethering. My first instinct was to call AT&T and ask them about this... bad idea?

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