Hi thanks for the link.
I always have cellular data off. But I do not find an "off" button for push notifications? All I see is "enable do not disturb mode", then a list of apps. But just assuming that I didn't turn push notifications off, these alone can accumulate to $400 of data usage? Aren't they just simple alerts?
Regarding push notifications, this is from the article:
To fetch new data manually, from the Home screen choose Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Fetch New Data and tap Manually. To increase the fetch interval, go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Fetch New Data and tap Hourly. Note that this is a global setting and applies to all applications that do not support push services.
Get the data pushed manually, if and when you specifically request it.
Regarding how you accumulated the charges, you will probably have to consult your cellular bill or contact your cellular carrier. The article provides general principles how to reduce the cellular data usage.
Celestia, did you (or do you) have the Podcasts app installed? I've also had some very strange data issues, blowing through my data plan in a very short period of time. The only thing that changed was an update to iOS6 and using the podcast app. I'm still trying to figure out just what is going on, but it looks like the Podcasts app has been a big part of the problem, even though I only followed one show and didn't have automatic downloading activated.
I'm just curious how many people with data issues might have Podcasts installed...
No I never use podcast.
Just to make sure, if I:
- Close all app processes
- Turn data roaming off
- Turn cellular data off
- Turn all notifications off
There is no way for any app/process/mechanism, hidden or not, to secretly start using data??
Ugh the new iPhones feel so much dumber than the old iPhones. There's none of these preventative measure crap with my iPhone 3G, I just put it in my pocket and never ever have to worry about something stupid like unconscious data overuse.
The carrier is only responsible for taking in the cash. How will calling the carrier solve anything?
I'm trying to find out how to not use data unconsciously. The carrier would LOVE for me to use data unconsciously, like the last 2 months.
So if anyone can confirm if I do the above 4 things, then no data whatsoever will be used? If I need to open a few web pages while outside with no wifi then which one do I turn on, cellular data or data roaming?
By the way, in case you use this, maps is a big cellular data hog. See http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5429
Yes, I would think if you did the four things you mentioned, there would be no cellular data used. But you can self-check this by monitoring Settings > General > Usage > Cellular usage fairly frequently.