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wifi usage counting as data usage

My husband and I both have the iPhone 3GS.  My husbands phone however will count on the phones data usage 20mb over night while it is charging and on our wifi.  it is counting this towards his 3g usage and not wifi.  does anyone know what could be causing this?  We have already had APPLE reset everything at the store.  it is still doing it.  so he has to turn off all cellualar data usage at night or it keeps racking up the usage even though it is on our wifi.  I plug my phone in at night as well and mine is not doing this. help!!

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Data roaming Off but usage still shows cellular network data - help

I have an iPhone 3GS in the UK with T-Mobile (an unlocked import from Italy).
I recently visited Guernsey, which has its own providers, not including T-Mobile. I therefore ensured that Data Roaming was set to Off within Network Settings (as it is configured by default). I also reset my Usage Statistics to zero within the General Settings.
By the end of the one week holiday the Cellular Network Data Usage was showing that I had received over 2MB of data.
I had assumed that having Data Roaming turned off would prevent this.
I am going to Egypt in 3 weeks and wish to ensure that I do not incur large charges whilst there.
Can anyone help?
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Can I reduce the file size from iTunes to iPhone

I have all my iTunes in either ACC or AIFF files.
I know I can reduced them to MP3 files manually which would create all new additional song listings.
Is there a way of having the playlist that I create from iTunes for iPhone transfer to iPhone as a reduced file of MP3 without them being stored in iTunes as new additional songs.
my iPod is 8og so it was never an issue for me to consider before. My iPhone is only 16g
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IPhone 4 about data usage

Sorry if this has been asked before, but my keywords of my query seems to vague to put in the search box..
Im looking at my data usage now, and I have 500mb limit on my o2 contract. On my mobile network data in General>Usage, does the Sent or Received amount indicate my limit? My Received is a bit more than my Sent, so just wanted to make sure which number I should be keeping my eye on.
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iPhone 3G Data Usage

Im planning to go on holiday shortly, taking my iPhone 3G with me. I do not wish to disable Data Roaming, because I still want to be able to access data networks for certain tasks.
O2 (Im in the UK) offers 10mb of data transfer over cellular networks abroad for £20 prepaid, and this seems like a suitable package for me. However I was wondering, how much data would iPhone transmit in the background? Although I intend to use my iPhone only for certain services like Instant Messaging, Ive heard that some applications transmit data automatically. And I wouldnt want to exceed the 10mb and end up with a massive bill when I get back.
So does anyone know how much data is transmitted in the background, or if I could disable it? I plan to be away for 2 weeks, and I dont think I will exceed 10mb of data by only using IM. But Im worried that iPhone will download other stuff that I dont know about?
Thanks in advance,
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Data usage questions on iPhone 3G

Hi, Ive just got the call that my iPhone 3G has arrived at the store.
Before I get it, since Im in Australia where we have very small data allowances and expensive overage fees I though I should ask a couple of questions about using data on my iPhone 3G.
1) If Im in range of WiFi access point dose the iPhone 3G completely switch from 3G and GPRS data to WiFi so theres no data at all going through the cellular network?
2) I use Gmail using the IMAP protical for my email. Dose the iPhone download every single email message in full as soon as it enters the inbox like Windows Mail dose? Or dose it download a list of all emails and then only download the actual email its self once I select the email out of the list like Outlook dose?
Thanks in advance.
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International iPhone Data Usage

My wife and I are about to leave for a 2 month stay in France and want to be sure that we understand the issues related to iPhone data usage while we are there. We have a cheap cell phone for use in Europe so are not concerned with phone issues and cost while there.
We already have set our iPhones so that Data Roaming is Off internationally. Also, our email accounts are set to not automatically check for email on a schedule.
I read on the AT&T web site that they have 2 international data plans, one for $24.99/mo for 20MB and another for $59.99/mo for 50MB.
My questions are:
1. Can these data plans be turned on/off as desired or is a 12 month commitment required?
2. Does the data down/up-loaded over a WiFi network count toward the 20MB or 50MB limit in the international data plans, or does data sent over the Edge network only count?
3. If the Edge network is always turned off (Data Roaming Off) and we do not hit the Stocks/Weather/Maps widgets, will we incur any data charges at all without doing so intentionally.
TIA for your response.
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How do I keep track of data usage on the iPhone 5C

I just purchased an iPhone 5C (my first smartphone), and Im confused as to what exactly the GB information in the Usage menu under Settings--General--Usage means. Are those gigs that are listed how much I have used and available for storage ONLY, or does it also include LTE data usage? I just synced my phone with my iTunes library on my computer, and my GB used jumped from 1.0 to 6.3 GB. It seems to be under the heading storage and says I still have 7.0 GB available, so Im inclined to think that it is only counting what I am actually storing on my phone, but if that is the case, then where can I check how much of my data for the month I have used? I am on a family plan, so I want to make sure Im not accidentally driving our usage up. My Wifi connection at home is currently out, so I know I was using some LTE this morning, but I dont think it was very much. I figured out how to turn off LTE and 3G so Im not accidentally using data now, but in any case, does anybody know where I can find my data usage info on my phone?



iPhone Background Data Usage

Hi all,
I am thinking about buying a 3G iPhone but I want to use it primarily as a phone and for internet through WiFi but not much internet through the 3G network. The plan that seems to best suit me allows 100mb of data usage per month. I have read that the iphone can use some amounts of data in the background and I was wondering if this is true and if it would be likely to exceed the 100mb and if so is there is a way to turn off access to the internet through 3G while retaining use of phone and SMS capabilities and internet access through WiFi.
Any help much appreciated,
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iphone 5 excessive data usage

recently bought 2 iphone 5s and yesterday one of them started sending huge amounts of data.  The sent data is 6 times the amount received. My other phone is complelely opposite with regard to sending and receiving and weve never used anywhere near this much data before.  Verizon rep doubled the amount of data so we do not exceed the limit this month, but the way this phone is sending data it doesnt appear it will be enough. All apps and the OS are updated.  All applications are closed and the data usuage is piling up (which is fine at home on our wifi but Im gong to have to turn the phone off if I leave).  I havent seen an aswer to this problem yet, and there are lots of posts about it.

Help iphone usage data error

I always check my usage data before and after i use the web. Last time, i was doing my usual web browse. Withine half hour, it stated that i received 4.1G and sent 4G. there is no way i would use this much . I nearly had a heart attack. i called virgin mobile this am to check my usage , it was only 50mb. Then it may not show the recent usage. I am mad at moment . Has anyone had same problem or what i should do
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Iphone 3gs Cellular data usage

I recently purchased iphone 3gs with 200 MB data plan. 98% of my data usage was performed using wifi but i still see in the usage section that Data sent is around 225 KB and Data received is around 550 KB. My question is
1. Whether the usage in the phone matches the cingular.com records
2. Whether wifi adds to the usage and why
3. Is there any hidden app/ acct setting which is accumulating data during the sleep mode?
4. How to stop it
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Unexpected high data usage on the iPhone

I have since November changed from an iPhone 3G to an iPhone 4S and recently noticed a triple increase in data usage (with additional costs incurred). While I used below 250 MB before Im now using 470+ MB. A Genius at the Bar recommended to switch off Location Services and Cellular Data, but that doesnt really make sense. Is anyone aware what services might consume exorbitant amounts of data (maybe in background processes)?


Is there an app, that monitors data transfers and could give me some clue as to what app or services use most data?


Ive asked my operator to tell me if they would be able to let me know which services might have consumed so much data, but due to privacy regulations they are not allowed to access my data usage history.


I have also read somewhere that Siri uses a fair bit of data, but I havent used that too much either.

Finding iPhone data usage stats

Good morning everyone, I hope youre all as excited as me about the world cup starting in 4 hours time?!?!?!
On to Mac business though.
I currently have an iPhone 3G and I will be getting a new iPhone 4 when it is released at the end of the month.
In the UK, I am currently on a deal where I get unlimited data downloads, but O2 are changing this with the iPhone 4 and capping it at 500MB, 750MB and 1GB ... depending on what tariff you go on.
Is there anyway I can find out from my current iPhone how much I have downloaded since I got it, via 3G not WiFi, so that I can work out the best tariff.
I know you can reset the stats and look from there, but ideally I want an overall figure.
Thanks in advance.
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Average amount of Data Usage for iPhone

I know its unlimited and I dont have to worry about going over, but I was wondering if anyone here knew what the average amount of data usage for the iPhone is. Will AT&T will get suspicious if you go over that amount?
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iphone app to cap data usage

Is there an app which prevents the phone from receiving a set amount of data? say 500mb

Data Usage

I was just wondering, i heard if you have wifi on that it will choose wifi over 3g so you do not use up your cell data; is this true? or do i have to completely turn off 3g to do this? because i only have 250mbs a month
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Data usage on Wi-fi

I am looking to buy an iPhone and one of the network providers told me that if I access the internet on my iPhone at home through my home broadband wi-fi then I will still get charged for data use from my iPhone network provider. Can someone please confirm this for me? I dont think it is corect as the iPod Touch accesses wi-fi similarily to the iPhone and you dont have to buy data packs etc for that
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Data usage

Will I lose my ulimited data usage when upgrading to iPhone 4?
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Data usage

Im considering purchasing the iPhone and unlocking it to run on Rogers wireless network here in Canada. Even though AT&T customers in the USA get unlimited data access on the iPhone none of the carriers here sell unlimited data plans. Can someone give me an idea with average usage in either kilobytes or megabytes (MB) I can expect monthly?
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why has my data usage gone up

...massively since getting iphone5 and ios6?

Data usage

I had iPhone 3GS. My total usage according to the phone was 2.6GB from Feb to July.
AT&Ts web site shows my peak usage at 447mb for a month.
On the iPhone 4, it shows that I used 2.9 GB so far ( down ) and I havent used my phone any more or less than normal.
I am on wi-fi at home and a few other places.
Anyone else seeing a LARGE increase in data thru iPhone 4?
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Data usage

If you are outside the US and use your iPhone for telephone calls, I know about international plans to avoiid huge telephone bills, but how does it work with data service, specifically playing an online game? Thank you joanlvh
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Data usage

I am looking for an app that measures the amount of data I have up/downloaded so i keep within my plan
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iPhone 4s iOs 6 data usage problems on Verizon

Last night around 6PM I lifted the usage controls on my teenage cousins iphone 4s. We had never set a data limit for the phone because she only uses it for internet when at home on the wifi network. We only had it on her phone to be able to block unwanted numbers, but the feature also allows customers to set data caps, internet restrictions by age ect.


Prior to last night her usuage was minimal. However, within 6 hrs of the usuage control being lifted suddenly I was notified wed hit 50% of our 6g data plan. In the morning when I woke up I had a text saying wed hit 75% of our usage plan. I logged into Verizon and it indicated she had consumed 4.6g.


I spoke with Verizon and the first reprepresenative told me that this was a known iOs 6 issue for iphones and asked me to check if the phone was using the that operating system. She said if it was Verizon would be giving credits to customers because it was a known issue. I hung up, called my aunt and learned that in fact iOs 6 was installed. She also confirmed that the phone settings had not changed. It was still only using wifi. Verizon data usage remained turned off.


I called Verizon back and spoke with a second representative who then told me that it was not an iOs 6 issue, but just an iPhone 5 issue. She said the previous information given to me was incorrect; it was hardware and not operating system based problem. I then reapplied usage controls and went in to set a data limit, for the first time, and discovered that the iPhones data usage had now reached 5.4g of 6g. I still have 18 days left on my billing cycle and just .6g of data remaining. It seems crazy to me that I should have to set a cap on data usage for a phone using wifi to prevent that phone from maxing out verizon data, but that is what I have done until I can get to the bottom of this


The rep told me to visit Apple for further details. I also googled it and found stories on CNN and TheNextWeb reporting instances where individuals with the iOs 6 on iphone 4s were also experiencing problems, but nothing concrete on how to resolve it.


Can someone please clarify for me what is going on or where I can find a solution to this.


Thank you in advance.

Data usage question

I am considering which data plan to sign up for when I upgrade to a new iPhone 4. I have had an iPhone 3GS for over a year. I checked the SETTINGS/GENERAL/USAGE and see under Cellular Network Data that I have sent 23.3 MB and received 127 MB. Since when? Does that mean since my last bill, this month, since I got the phone, since I clicked Reset Statistics, or what ? I dont think I have ever reset or even checked this before, but if so, it was a long time ago. If this is all the data I use in a month or more, I dont think I will need to keep playing for the unlimited plan. Thanks.
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Data usage and apps

I recently purchased an iphone with a data plan of 500MB per month. I was told that some apps are constantly using data to update information and that 500MB may not be enough. I wont be accessing the internet that often myself but I do have my email set up on it and know to turn the push off. I will be using facebook but not youtube. I am just curious to how much data the average person uses on their iphone per month.
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Iphone4 Data Usage

Hi, first time posting so apologies if this is in the wrong place..etc. Received my iphone 4 thursday morning. Have used it mainly on my home wi-fi and used it for a few hours on 3G mainly listening to Spotify (havent d/l any apps on 3G etc).
Looked at Mobile Network Data received today and its showing as 214mb! Ive asked a couple of people and they say this is 3G data used. I have no idea how that could be as I havent done anything apart from Spotify over 3G, everything else has been on my home wi-fi. Does anyone know whether that total does include wi-fi? I did a test this morning listening to Spotify for an hour and it only went up 1mb. My phone provider is Orange if thats any use. Any advise anyone can give would be appreciated.
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Crazy Data Usage

Im on the 200 MB data limit on my plan. I have the AT&T Wireless app on my iPhone, which I frequently use to check how much data Ive been using. But lately its been screwy...
It was the next-to-last day of my billing cycle and I had used 150 MB of the 200...but when I woke up in the morning, I had a text stating that I had used 100% of my data and was now being charged for extra. With 1 day left of my billing cycle! I know apps can drain data, but 50 MB literally overnight?
Today I did not use data at all, I only used my phone when I was on Wifi and I checked the Wireless app out of curiosity. It said I had used 17 MB of data today. What the heck?
I cleared out some of my apps I wasnt using to see if maybe one app was doing it...
Has anyone else experienced this? Am I missing something?
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data usage question

Im grandfathered into the $30/unlimited plan. I have the AT&T app that shows my data usage each month and Im avg about 600MB of data per month. My question is that when Im at home Im connected to my Wifi. When im surfing the net on my phone is the data accumulating still against my unlimited plan or not since im on my wifi?
Hope that makes sense.
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