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Ios6 causing excessive data usage?

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  • SomeGuyInOz Calculating status...
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    Oct 7, 2012 4:24 AM (in response to AdamCurry)

    When I first had my mega 1.3GB download I was streaming a podcast and possibly trying to download another.  Each podcast was about 80MB, but the one that was downloading never seemed to start – it was stuck on "Preparing to download".  I think Adam may be onto something...

  • AdamCurry Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 7, 2012 4:40 AM (in response to SomeGuyInOz)

    Do you remember which podcasts had issues? I'd like to contact them and compare notes and server logs.

  • SomeGuyInOz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 7, 2012 6:29 AM (in response to AdamCurry)

    It was KROQ's Kevin and Bean Podcast.  That's the only podcast I've been listening to so far since I got my iPhone 5, and since my problems, I've deleted the podcast app entirely, just in case that was contributing to my data woes. 

     

    It's a shame that unjailbroken iOS does not allow you to set a data cap.

  • spencereholtaway Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 7, 2012 8:58 AM (in response to AdamCurry)

    I may have had issues with the Mysterious Universe podcast. I was listening to it a lot in the days I had high data usage (but not enough to account for 0.6GB per day!

  • walking Calculating status...
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    Oct 7, 2012 11:20 AM (in response to Christopher Parrott)

    Just adding my vote to this issue. Having same problem; typical behavior = 3 times amount of data usage compared to iPhone 4 and iOS5.

     

    AT&T

    200MB/month plan

    iPhone 5

  • Michael Fay Calculating status...
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    Oct 7, 2012 12:51 PM (in response to walking)

    I'm having the same issue. I'm on AT&T and using the Podcasts app. After installing it that's when I really noticed the data usage going up. AT&T has already added 3 data pack overages to my account, which I now need to fight with them to have removed. Hope Apple is working on this...

  • Coolinfographics Calculating status...
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    Oct 7, 2012 4:13 PM (in response to Michael Fay)

    Having the same issue on both my iPhone5 and my wife's (both on AT&T).  At least I'm still on the grandfathered Unlimited plan, but she isn't.  She passed her 200MB monthly cap in the first week.  We've both seen a huge increase (4-5X) in data usage over cellular, even when connected to WiFi, and even overnight while we're asleep.

     

    We've started using the DataWiz app from Princeton to track the data usage hourly and by location (Great app!).  Why is there no way in IOS to determine what apps are using the the data?!?

     

    So far, we have...

     

    - deleted the Podcasts App (we are both heavy podcast listeners)

    - turned all email to Pull instead of Push

    - disabled lcoation services for apps that don't need it

    - turned off sending Diagnostic & Usage Data to Apple

    - turned off Use Cellular Data for iCloud Docs, iTunes, FaceTime, Passbook Updates and Reading List

    - She completely turned off iMessage on her phone

    - turned off Use Cellular Data for iTunes & App Stores

    - turned off Sync Bookmarks and Sync Collections in iBooks

    - turned off Use Cellular in Music for iTunes Match

     

    Still driving mystery cell data while in WiFi...

  • AdamCurry Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 7, 2012 8:22 PM (in response to Christopher Parrott)

    So if I understand correctly, the issue went away when you went back to iOS5.x?

  • primelink Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 8, 2012 9:33 AM (in response to AdamCurry)

    It's 1million % an IOS 6 issue and not an iPhone 5 issue. I am on an iPhone 4S iPhone 5 is "in progress" at ROGERS reservation. I have tripled my usage on the day I upgraded OTA to IOS 6.

     

    It's sad I have had a 3G since launch in Canada and never ever thought 2x about my usage in 4years. It got to the point I never used wifi.

     

    Now I am scared ******** to check my email. That's very bad....

  • HNoorman Calculating status...
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    Oct 8, 2012 11:41 AM (in response to Christopher Parrott)

    Same problem here in the Netherlands I upgraded an 3GS and an 4S and both have excessive data usage. The 4S is used for a lot of podcast listening but the 3GS is for my son he only plays games I had to shut the mobile data plan down after two days since all his data has been used normally it is more then enough for the month. I used up my 2 Gb limited in a couple of days. That is with only checking mail, tweets sometimes a webpage (but no streaming media our big downloads) For me this is far worse then the maps issues.

  • Debbiefromvic Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 9, 2012 3:37 AM (in response to Christopher Parrott)

    We are finding since the latest IOS6 update our data usage at home has increased.  I have checked all phones, iPads and computers for file sharing programs to see whether this is the problem (I have teenage children) but this does not seem to be the case.  In 3 days we have used in excess of 30 gig of data,  is anyone else having this problem?

  • Marcbar70 Calculating status...
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    Oct 9, 2012 4:30 AM (in response to Christopher Parrott)

    Wasn't there an update to resolve the issue for Verizon customers? Yet Apple still remain quiet on this problem and allows the rest of us to deal with this issue and spend time with our Telcos pleading with them to not charge us the excess usage.

  • JohnnyG76 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 9, 2012 5:07 AM (in response to Christopher Parrott)

    there's another lenghty discussion regarding this issue here:

    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4348072?start=0&tstart=0

  • SomeGuyInOz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 9, 2012 5:18 AM (in response to Christopher Parrott)

    Out of frustration, I went out and bought a Samsung Galaxy S3 yesterday.  As nice as the iPhone 5 is, I'm returning mine for this "season".  Maybe if Apple can wake up to themselves a little I will consider an iPhone 6 or 7 down the track.  At least Android allows you to put a cap on your data.  In Australia, it costs a LOT of money if you go over your cap and I am just not prepared to risk that.  If my iPhone were jailbroken, I'd probably keep it, but of course, there is (currently) no jailbreak for the iPhone 5 and iOS is just a little too boring for me without it.

     

    Goodbye iPhone 5 :-(

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