Treat Wifi access point as mobile hotspot

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by unfeomateo, Sep 13, 2016.

  1. unfeomateo macrumors member

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    I have seen a few posts that are older and before ios 10 about this issue but no resolution.

    I recently got a wifi hotspot in my car with 3gb of data. When my iPhone connects it treats it as an unlimited connection and not a metered mobile hotspot. So photos and backups happen over my 3gb connection. I do have my phone plugged in to USB to play audio using my car speakers and to charge my phone.

    Has anyone found a way to tell the iPhone to treat a Wifi access point as mobile hotspot to save my data? I normally use 3-5gb of cellular data a month. When using the wifi hotspot in my car I used 2.9gb during a 1 hour car ride back from the Zoo.
     
  2. adammull macrumors 6502a

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    The only way I've combatted this is turning off backups manually. I wish there was a solution.
     
  3. unfeomateo thread starter macrumors member

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    Google photos tries to backup as well and I would hate to loose photos because I have no backups turned on. My GF has an android and apparently this has been a feature for 3 years or so. Hoped they would of had this option by now.
     

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