Currently Being ModeratedFeb 21, 2012 11:06 AM (in response to darcyfitzpatrick)
If you are on Wifi, you are not using data. However, when your phone is on idle, it is possible that it drops the Wifi connection and gets connected through 3G. Therefore, some usage could happen here.
Otherwise, it doesn't really make sense but I'm not an engineer so who knows...
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 21, 2012 11:16 AM (in response to iamjeremie)
Yeah, that's my understanding as well. But the guy at Bell's tech support was convinced that iCloud, specifically, could use your data even when you're on wifi. Like it's something to do with how iCloud works.
I'm convinced can't be true, but I'd love to hear from someone who can verify this for certain one way or the other.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 21, 2012 11:18 AM (in response to darcyfitzpatrick)
It doesn't make sense. How would then iCloud work on an iPad Wifi, that doesn't have 3G?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 21, 2012 11:37 AM (in response to iamjeremie)
Right, totally. It doens't make sense. Thank you.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 16, 2012 7:00 AM (in response to darcyfitzpatrick)
This happens to me too. I know it doesn't "seem possible" but it happens. WE do not have unlimited data. We had to fight with AT&T to get all the overages refunded. Every midnight when iCloud backed up we would see HUGE chunks of our data used. We would be over our data before 1/2 the month was over. The resolution? We turned off iCloud back up. Unfortunately AT&T gave me the same crap as Bell gave Darcy. "it uses data while on wifi" and other crap that makes absolutely no sense. The fact of the matter is it shouldn't be using data at all if you are on wifi. They gave me some crap about the back up being "to large" for wifi which is crap. I wish Apple would solve this problem.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 16, 2012 10:46 AM (in response to aklick)
WiFi turns off when the iphone is placed in sleep mode unless it is connected to a power source. So if place your iPhone in sleep mode and do not connect it to a power source you are not using WiFi.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 16, 2012 12:00 PM (in response to GZukes)
Our iPhones were always plugged in at night and it still used data and not wifi
Currently Being ModeratedJun 16, 2012 12:04 PM (in response to GZukes)
Also in the iCloud settings it says it only updates when it's plugged into a power source and on wifi, And it still uses data
Currently Being ModeratedJun 29, 2012 4:07 AM (in response to GZukes)
We have the setting checked off that says "only back up while on wifi and when plugged into a power sourse". So the fact that it goes to sleep shouldn't matter. It should only back up when connected to wifi because we have that setting checked. (Our phones were always plugged in when this happened)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 10, 2012 8:57 AM (in response to darcyfitzpatrick)
I am having the same issue with Bell, some how in 4 days my data usage was 829MB, which is not possible as i was connected to WiFi for majority of the time. One Bell rep said that the WiFi and Lte are not working properly and that Apple was supposed to come out with a patch