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Ios6 causing excessive data usage?

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  • iOS Defender Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 8, 2013 11:32 PM (in response to iOS Defender)

    Restoring from an iOS backup would not bring a glitch back onto phone, unless you had an app causing the excessive data usage. Restoring from backup has no effect on the iOS. The bugs are lying in the iOS, and after reading up on the PRISM surveillance, now I think I understand why everyone's phones are showing "sent" data, instead of received data, and that is why only some subscribers would be affected. I have been trying to piece together the inconsistency, of affected users. If there is some connection, we will never be officially informed of it, but I wouldn't be surprised. Once again, lets take a look at the number of iOS devices, compared to other OS devices on the market.

  • 1codyk398 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 9, 2013 6:22 AM (in response to Christopher Parrott)

    I updated to ios 7 beta , problem solved just wait it out and turn of the cellular data off whenever your not using it.

  • ChrisophP Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Aug 29, 2013 1:37 AM (in response to Christopher Parrott)

    Hi,

     

    I observed a mobile data drain (200 MB at one time) when I performed an iTunes synced with my iPhone 5, IOS 6.1.4 via WiFi (local network)

     

    200 MB is a big portion of my 500 MB monthly data plan, so I turned off Wifi sync and use the cable instead to avoid further loss.

     

    Hope this will be helpful

     

    Christoph

  • OLDsystem Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 19, 2013 12:09 PM (in response to rollcamera)

    This is clearly not the fault of any provider, as I am in Germany using Telekom, and have expereinced the same data overages with iOS 6. Within days of a new billing cycle I had reached my 300MB limit. It's not a lot, but I previously didn't use it up until the 3rd or 4th week.

     

    I noticed a pattern. The leak was always triggered by using the Maps navigation feature. After navigation ended and I closed the Maps app and locked my phone, my phone would overheat to the point I felt something burning in my pocket. A few hours later, I would reach my data limit. No streaming audio or video, no app updates, nothing but one journey using Maps and all my data was gone. This was always the situation. This was the pattern.

     

    Since I stopped using Maps' navigation feature, my data usage makes sense again. In other words, it's Apple's fault.

  • Jim the ETL guy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 18, 2013 7:29 AM (in response to Christopher Parrott)

    It's still doing this. I was refunded 4 months of data overcharges last month but accidentilly left cellular data on and I got warnings from AT&T again. What is the use of having a smart phone that I have to turn off cellular data? All I did was make it a dumb phone. This is BS Apple - you should be ashamed. Maybe after you lose a crap load of customers then you'll start listening. Once I leave I won't be back.

     

    Our contract is up in a few months and I'm dumping my iPhones. Phone charges are expensive enough without having to pay extra data overcharges for unauthorized Apple usage.

  • Jim the ETL guy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 18, 2013 7:31 AM (in response to 1codyk398)

    I shouldn't have to turn off cellular data. It shouldn't be mapping my location without my permission.

  • wrapper Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 18, 2013 7:35 AM (in response to Christopher Parrott)

    My problem decreased when I did a hard reset. 

     

    It has gone away with IOS 7

  • toddfromprinceton Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 18, 2013 8:07 AM (in response to wrapper)

    i just got an android, gave my itouch 5g to my sister, but i learned never to tether that thing to my phone, back when my phone was the only internet i had. Havn't really bothered to much with ios 7, i fixed the battery issue, but i just LOVE my note 2, cant see my self going back.

     

    Lejf

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