What data is used in the middle of the night?

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  1. macbook yes macrumors 6502

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    Since upgrading to iOS 6 my phone has used large amount of data between 12 and 1 am, usually somewhere between 100-1000mb. What is my phone doing while I am sleeping to use up all of my data?
     
  2. cyks macrumors 68020

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    Chances are, it isn't and that that's the time of the day when your carrier tallies and counts some of your day's usage.
     
  3. kiwiboi87 macrumors 6502

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  4. jeffe macrumors 6502a

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    FWIW, Carrier can tally and count usage w/o contacting the phone.
     
  5. ChristianJapan macrumors 601

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    My money also goes to icloud backp; have a look at the time stamp if it fit and let us know. Other linked services activated: iTunes music, photo stream ?
     
  6. Chundles macrumors G4

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    iCloud does it's daily backup at 12am providing the phone is plugged in, asleep and connected to WiFi.

    That will be the culprit.
     
  7. NEvolution macrumors regular

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    iCloud can only backup through WiFi. So it wouldn't be using your cellular data nevertheless.
     
  8. cyks macrumors 68020

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    True, but since the OP says they are sleeping at the time of the data usage, I figured the numbers were from their carrier usage itemize page... especially since they have such a specific time frame it occurs within.

    Up to the minute usage is often just an estimate. At the end of the day, they likely do a true assessment and, if their estimates were low, they'd tack the difference on at that point.


    As others have said, iCloud is also a possibility, but it's not supposed to back-up over cellular.
     
  9. black743 macrumors 6502

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    I wonder if a bug has iCloud or iTunes Match backing up when they shouldn't?
     
  10. pbateman macrumors 6502

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    x2 This is why, I was wondering the same thing a few years ago with my 3G...
     
  11. jeans94621 macrumors regular

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    Go to settings and cellular data and you can choose what you want to transfer over your cellular data.
     

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