1. Danbo99's Avatar
    Last two months I've noticed a lot of data being used. I see that System Services - time and location used almost 800mb each month. Any idea what could be causing that? Also Mapping Services used 125mb. That may not be a large number, but I usually only use the maps a couple times a month and only for short trips of about 30 minutes.

    Usually I barely use one gig of data monthly but lately there has been a big spike, and I haven't changed how I use my iPhone.

    I guess what I'm wondering too, should settings like routing & traffic, improve maps, location ads and alerts or frequent locations use a lot of data?
    02-06-2017 12:31 PM
  2. Rene Ritchie's Avatar
    Are you on a beta or on the release firmware?
    02-06-2017 06:25 PM
  3. Danbo99's Avatar
    I never saw this reply. I'm not on any beta. I'm on 10.2.1
    02-19-2017 05:27 PM
  4. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I never saw this reply. I'm not on any beta. I'm on 10.2.1
    Most of that in system services isn't anything that directly affects your device. This is how I keep mine. For example, Call Network Search is info sent to your carrier about tower usage.
    02-19-2017 08:07 PM
  5. Danbo99's Avatar
    Thanks ledsteplin I'll try your settings. I just don't understand why for years I've had them set the same way and all of a sudden they have jumped up to using over 800mb a month. In the past I would use slightly more than 1 gb of cell data per month. Now that's doubled and it's all in system services.
    02-20-2017 04:50 AM
  6. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Thanks ledsteplin I'll try your settings. I just don't understand why for years I've had them set the same way and all of a sudden they have jumped up to using over 800mb a month. In the past I would use slightly more than 1 gb of cell data per month. Now that's doubled and it's all in system services.
    You must be looking at system services under Cellular. That has nothing to do with what I've shown. In what you're looking at, Exchange accounts and push notifications use the most data. Where,exactly, do you see 800 mb? Do you use wifi any?
    02-20-2017 10:16 AM
  7. Danbo99's Avatar
    Yes that is in system services in cellular, that is what I originally was asking about.

    In system services most of the 800mb is in Time and Location, and mapping services. This is what led me to look in privacy settings to see if there was anything in there that I didn't need on.

    I don't have exchange accounts, and push notifications is only around 15mb. The bigger problem seems to be Time and Location and mapping services. I rarely use maps. And I haven't really started using any new apps, which is why I can't figure out the sudden jump to almost a gig a month just for that.

    I use wifi all the time at home, and I can't use my phone at work much. This is another reason I don't think this is normal, and it definitely isn't normal for me. I know its hard to diagnose something like this, but I just find it odd that I haven't added any new apps, or changed the way I use my phone. Since it was such a sudden jump I was just curious if Rene or anyone had encountered anything like this recently.
    02-20-2017 10:32 AM
  8. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Yes that is in system services in cellular, that is what I originally was asking about.

    In system services most of the 800mb is in Time and Location, and mapping services. This is what led me to look in privacy settings to see if there was anything in there that I didn't need on.

    I don't have exchange accounts, and push notifications is only around 15mb. The bigger problem seems to be Time and Location and mapping services. I rarely use maps. And I haven't really started using any new apps, which is why I can't figure out the sudden jump to almost a gig a month just for that.

    I use wifi all the time at home, and I can't use my phone at work much. This is another reason I don't think this is normal, and it definitely isn't normal for me. I know its hard to diagnose something like this, but I just find it odd that I haven't added any new apps, or changed the way I use my phone. Since it was such a sudden jump I was just curious if Rene or anyone had encountered anything like this recently.
    My "time and location" is only 2.3 kb. So, yeah, that doesn't sound right. Do you have anything GPS related in multitasking? Something that could be running wild in the background? Check location services and turn off everything except weather. See what happens. Then turn apps back on one at a time til you eventually find the culprit. Set your system services in location services as I showed above.
    02-20-2017 11:34 AM
  9. Danbo99's Avatar
    I have been doing that...I never leave apps with GPS open in the background. I wish it was broken down better and would show which app it was that was doing this. I have been trying as you suggested but so far I haven't figured it out yet.
    02-20-2017 12:38 PM
  10. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I have been doing that...I never leave apps with GPS open in the background. I wish it was broken down better and would show which app it was that was doing this. I have been trying as you suggested but so far I haven't figured it out yet.
    Apps that have recently used data should show how much in the App list in settlngs >cellular.
    02-20-2017 01:18 PM
  11. Danbo99's Avatar
    Thanks. I know that. But no app's cellular data lines up with my 800mb being used in system services. I'm guessing once it's in system services apple doesn't break it down by app. I'm guessing that location data used isn't also shown under the app as data used.
    02-20-2017 01:24 PM
  12. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Thanks. I know that. But no app's cellular data lines up with my 800mb being used in system services. I'm guessing once it's in system services apple doesn't break it down by app. I'm guessing that location data used isn't also shown under the app as data used.
    If it continues to do that, you might contact Apple Support. I call them at least once a week.
    02-20-2017 03:30 PM

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