Currently Being ModeratedOct 10, 2012 9:20 AM (in response to Andrew Burwell)
I know its iOS 6. I'm thinking to switch to Android. Not sure waiting a resolution plus not knowing when it will happen, plus all the data tracking, are worth of my time.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 10, 2012 12:38 PM (in response to internova)
Time for the grand experiment. I am going to be bold and try a day with "cellular" in the on position.
I tend to agree that the problem is a software issue and not a hardware issue that deals only with iPhone 5.
So sending that Iphone 5 back will not solve the problem unless you change carriers to Verizon or whatever.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 12, 2012 6:55 AM (in response to Spearman1ca)
I recently up graded to ios 6, after having problems w mountain lion I waited until I thought I was safe. What a mistake. In 2 days I have used 1000 KB fortunately have an unlimited plan but AT&T is wasting significant band width and I don't want my speed throttled back. Apple apparently released a fix for the Verizon problem but why not our AT&T problem??????
Currently Being ModeratedOct 12, 2012 12:32 PM (in response to Spearman1ca)
Wow, I am apparently up to over 3 gigs, with seven days left in my billing cycle, and almost all of that time I am on wi-fi. I suspected I was being throttled when even getting my mail was taking five minutes when on cellular. Even before I found this thread, I suspected it was the podcast app, since it is really wonky, downloading dozens of podcasts despite me specifying only the most recent five, or even when I mark everything as read. I hated that podcast app when they introduced it in iOS 5, and deleted it within a few days. Now, I don't have an alternative (integrated) option. At least none I particularly like.
I think this is a much more annoying bug than any flaws in the maps app. Especially since it is clearly known by Apple, but not even acknowleged.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 12, 2012 2:10 PM (in response to Spearman1ca)
Add me to this list.
Spent some time in Orlando the last few days (a LTE city) and ended up using 6 GB of data in 3 days. Wasn't steaming or downloading either, still have no idea how. Watched my cellular usage (under settings) and it was ticking up 1mb every second, even with every app force closed.
Absolutely nothing in the background, location services off, push off, anything that used data was off. Still ticked 1mb and used 1% of my battery every 2 minutes.
Didn't know AT&T phones had this issue? Ended up having to erase content and settings, basically format the phone, to get it to stop.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 16, 2012 5:25 AM (in response to Arzenal)
I had to very same problem - updgrade (really a downgrade) to IOS6 and Cellular Data usage went OFF the chart - even while sitting 2 feet from my wireless router. Called AT&T - they said they have received LOTS of calls with this issues - rep tried to tell me it was my problem/fault! You have got to be kidding me!!!!
The only solution - Settings - Cellular - Turn Off Cellular Data. What a farce.... Now anytime you travel outside WiFi you have to turn on/off your cellular.
DO NOT UPGRADE to ios6
Currently Being ModeratedOct 16, 2012 1:13 PM (in response to sjarr01)
Not sure how far back you read in the thread, but did you try this:
- Stop all apps by double clicking the home button then hitting the red '-' on all the apps at the bottom of the screen.
- Do a hard reset -- press and hold the on/off and the home button at the same time until the phone turns off. Then leave it for 10-15 seconds and turn it back on.
- Now check to see if you have any cellular data usage.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 22, 2012 5:39 PM (in response to Spearman1ca)
I have been reading about this issue because my phone since updating has been using upwards of 8GB a month on a phone that in the past 2 years has never used that ammount total. The only thing I see different is that my phone is with a Canadian company- Telus. I called them when it happened the first time and they credited my account and then suggested I take it to a genius I did and they found no problem. So i just assumed it was a fluke Come yesterday I found out that I was now over by 4GB. I called again and was told I must be using all that data because Telus would never make a mistake like that, I told the rep that it was not possible because I have not changed my habits and in 2 years have never came close tot hat amount TOTAL. I then told him that the days that were showing spikes in usage the phone as infact off and he said I must be lying because that wouldn't be possible. Long story short I spent an hour trying to explain to this rep that this has to be a mistake. Apple and the carrieres need to start talking about this and issuing refunds and a fix ASAP. I am seriously considereing making my next phone something other than an iphone because it seems with every update there is a mountain of issues
Currently Being ModeratedOct 22, 2012 9:02 PM (in response to xevious22)
and yet, when i say anything about "iOS 6" I get shut down because there are no "issues" and "iOS 6 works fine for me" <-- Cool for you guys, there are THOUSANDS with iOS 6 that have problems
Currently Being ModeratedOct 23, 2012 5:07 AM (in response to Spearman1ca)
Last night when i checked my usage it was 43mb. Streamed the debate on the CNN app at home on what i thought was my wifi network and this morning my data is at 206mb. When i closed the app after the debate i noticed i was not connected to wifi and had to manually connect, the phone didn't connect automatically after the app was forced close. Called AT&T this morning and they acted like they have never heard of this before and did a courtesy credit like doing me a favor, also told me to turn off cellular data, told them to not bill me a data plan then. What a mess, they have a major problem.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 28, 2012 8:55 PM (in response to Spearman1ca)
The same thing is happening to our phones. One 4s and on 4, both running iOS 6. Att has credited my account for the last two months but they are saying they can no longer give credit. Apple needs to step up and acknowledge there is a problem. Hello Apple? Do you have anything to say about this?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 28, 2012 8:59 PM (in response to tblzr)
I had used around 500-800 MB of data for the past year. The last two months I had 5 GB of data used each month!
AT&T refunded my overage charges for both months, and the lady did say that they were having other complaints. Despite my iPhone 5 being brand new, she got tech support ont he phone, and they suggested restoring the phone to clear out any bugs that might have arised from corupted files.
So, I did just that. Waiting to see how my data usage goes for the next month...
Currently Being ModeratedDec 3, 2012 1:58 PM (in response to Spearman1ca)
Just got off the phone with Apple they told me I have to talk with ATT first??? . WTH!!! had an Iphone since 07' got Iphone 5 gave 4s to my Daughter she is using IOS6 currant update and all **** broke lose! Went over 200MB twice in one month and she's not even barly using the phone. We BOTH have had Iphones for years and never went over. When I got Iphone 5 the ATT guy while transfering her data to from 4 to 4s told me we don't even come close to 200MB a month!!! APPLE NEEDS TO FIX THIS NOW!!!!!! This is BULL POOP!!!!!