Whoa!! Data usage going through the roof on iOS7??

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by StinkyDonk, Mar 5, 2014.

  1. StinkyDonk macrumors regular

    Jan 2, 2012
    Is this an issue with iOS7?

    I started out with a 3GS on iOS4 IIRC & then went to iOS5 where i stayed even with my iPhone 4S, until last week.

    My deal is 500mb a month data allowance. I know many of you will spit at that but honestly - it did me fine. It was £10 a month, nothing came close. The closest i've come to reaching that in about 3-4 years of iPhone ownership is when i used 400mb on holiday. That aside, it's generally 300-350mb a month, so 500mb does me good.

    Upgraded to iOS7 i have 1 week left & i have 5mb data left. I've gone from 50mb to 5 mb in a day & i've barely done anything online. Less than usual in fact.

    Is this an issue with iOS7? Does it do something different to iOS5 that uses lots of data?
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Its not an issue with ios7 its an issue with the person using up lots of data. If you barely done anything online you wouldn't have racked up 500mb.
  3. FoxFifth macrumors 6502

    Oct 18, 2012
    You can go to Settings > Cellular > Use Cellular Data For and see which apps and which System Services are using the data. You can reset those statistics if desired and you can check there periodically to see what is consuming the data.
  4. msandersen, Mar 8, 2014
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 10, 2014

    msandersen macrumors regular


    Jan 7, 2003
    Sydney, Australia
    @foxfifth I assume it is due to my Language setting that mine says Mobile not Cellular, just a pointer to those looking for a menu item that isn't there for them.
    @Applejuiced - iOS has more online services than previous versions, so can easily use up more unless you set it to only use Wireless for those things.
  5. BenTrovato macrumors 68030


    Jun 29, 2012
    iOS7 does use more data simply because more data is used in 2014 than in 2007 when 500mb packages made more sense. You can still get away with 500mb with some suggestions made like specifying which apps use cellular data but in general data usage per app is up over the past few years and if your limit is 500mb, even a marginal increase would be felt in your case.
  6. yzjustdatguy macrumors regular


    Dec 2, 2013
    iOS 7 does have a data fallback feature. If you wifi isn't working properly or has low connectivity and you data is on, the phone will use your data to load. My suggestion would be to turn your data off when on wifi. See if that helps

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