Watch your data usage on iOS6

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by Flojomojo, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. Flojomojo macrumors member


    Aug 17, 2006
    Yesterday afternoon, I put the first iOS6 beta on my iPhone 4S, and stayed on wifi the whole time. Today, I checked my AT&T bill and found that I had pulled 2.1GB of mobile data in just over four hours! :eek:

    I didn't think my mobile network was capable of such throughput, but I think it's either a measurement error, or iOS6 not stopping me from doing iCloud restore activities over the mobile network. Either way, it seems iOS6 is to blame. AT&T seems powerless to fix these while in the active billing cycle, so I guess I will be throttled when I hit the 3G mark in a few days. :(

    Despite what the release notes say, you CAN roll back to 5.1.1 using DFU mode, which is what I did for other reasons. :apple:

    The ironic twist? My Verizon iPad could not use wifi after the update to iOS6 so I rolled that back, too. :p
  2. BFizzzle macrumors 68020


    May 31, 2010
    Austin TX
    i wonder if maps, and other diagnostics are sending back stuff to apple.
  3. Flojomojo thread starter macrumors member


    Aug 17, 2006
    Yes, but that's not 2.1GB worth of data.

    Seems that some or all of my iCloud restore went over the air by mistake.

    I'm going to sit out this beta for a while, possibly until launch.
  4. gopnick macrumors regular

    Oct 17, 2007
    My restore did that on my new iPad 3 when I bought it. iOS 5.
  5. Menel macrumors 603


    Aug 4, 2011
    iPad 3 cannot do 2.4ghz wifi.
    It can do 5ghz, upgrade your home/office if you have dev work to do.
  6. maril1111, Jun 13, 2012
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2012

    maril1111 macrumors 68000


    Mar 14, 2010
    Are you sure? Where did you find that?

    Because I am quite sure it should be able to do 2.4 as-well. I am nearly 100% my school network is 2.4 yet i can still connect to it
  7. PeezySC macrumors newbie

    May 13, 2012
    My wireless is 2.4ghz and my iPad 3 works fine. The router is a Netgear WNDR3500L with Tomato.
  8. Brenz macrumors member

    Jun 13, 2012
    Yes it can.

    I use 2.4Ghz wifi all the time without any problems.
  9. Menel macrumors 603


    Aug 4, 2011
    With iOS6b1 loaded?
  10. Brenz macrumors member

    Jun 13, 2012
  11. Zcott macrumors 68020

    Oct 18, 2009
    Belfast, Ireland
    I had this too - my 4S has pulled down about a gig of data in the last 24 hours. Time to roll back to 5.1.1...
  12. 0000757 macrumors 68040

    Dec 16, 2011
    The 3rd generation iPad is 2.4GHz and 5GHz compliant, on both iOS 5 and iOS 6.
  13. NatureX macrumors newbie

    Oct 30, 2007
    Hey guys,
    This seems to be an incorrect amount soley on the part of the phone itself.

    When compared to my data providers actual usage it is not the same.
    Data providers actual usage is lower.

    Iphone 4S shows Cell data at 4.6GB
    Rogers Data is at 2GB. Still more than usual, but no where near the 4.6.

    Still, I would like to get some information as to how much data this new maps and siri working together is going to be. I an't even get Siri to do turn by turn, imagine what my data would really be at.
  14. lydster macrumors newbie

    Oct 23, 2009
    Wifi Plus Mobile Data switches itself back on!

    I've noticed this feature automatically switches itself back on after restarting under 10A5376e (Beta 4). So any apps that have this configured will quite happily churn through your data allowance.

    I'm pretty sure this is the cause of my 2GB of data used in the past few days but am keeping an eye on it.
  15. Zimmy68 macrumors 68000


    Jul 23, 2008
    This happened to me.
    I was on vacation a few weeks ago and used the turn by turn to drive about 1.5 - 2 hours to Cape Cod.
    The next morning, I get a notice that I have used 2.8 of my 3 gigs of my data plan.

    I never come close to reaching 1.5 usually and I am a heavy user.

    I quickly called AT&T and switched to the 5 gig plan for the rest of the month.
    (I'd rather have the 2 gig buffer then pay $10 and have it happen again).

    One thing that bothered me, they are supposed to warn you at something like 60%, 80%, 90% but I never got the notice until it was 90%+.

    Anyway, something was going on, so just be careful.

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