The battery issues and the increase in data usage issues

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  1. LapsangSouchong macrumors 65816

    LapsangSouchong

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    #3
    Sorry, Did I say I'd be analyzing? I just made an observation, and then you felt the need to threadcrap.

    Am I wrong? perhaps.

    But thanks for replying.
     
  4. parish macrumors 65816

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    I'd say yes - probably.

    I read somewhere (can't find it now :( ) that it has been discovered that under iOS5 the phone still uses 3G (for some things at least) even when it's connected to Wi-Fi.

    I guess this would explain increased battery usage, and it would explain something that happened to me...

    I was out of the country the other weekend so using Roaming Data. My plan includes 25MB Roaming Data per day. At ~6pm I got a text from Vodafone saying I was nearing my limit (I think they send them when you hit 80%) so I reduced the amount I was using the phone (was using Maps a lot). An hour later I was back on the Wi-Fi at the hotel, and stayed connected to that until we went out the following morning.

    Just before midnight I got another text saying I had gone over the 25MB by 3MB - WTF :confused:

    So, it seems like my phone was using 3G even when it was on Wi-Fi. Coincidently (or not) this was around the time my battery usage went bad. Up until then I'd been getting excellent usage.
     
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    I noted a few times right after I updated my husband's 4 that his phone would use cellular data while asleep, while on wifi. So yeah, something is up.
     
  6. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    And if you cared to read further, you'd also "discover" that previous iPhone models have done this as well under certain circumstances (such as when sleeping).

    But there's a pretty easy way to find out if the battery and data usage issues are related...

    [​IMG]

    Do this, and see if battery life improves. If it doesn't, then turn off "Documents & Data" and see if there's a change.
     
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