1. orangeman's Avatar
    I have gone over my data limit 2 months in a row, twice as much as usual. At first I figured it had to be my fault, and I reviewed the data usage of the various apps, but I feel like something is happening in iOS 7 that I don't realize. I never go over my 2GB limit.

    Has anyone else experienced this and learned anything to help? Thanks in advance.
    11-13-2013 10:36 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Do you frequently surf the web, stream music and/or video or use social networking apps via LTE? If so, go through each setting, including app settings, and make changes where you think is necessary.
    11-13-2013 10:41 PM
  3. Reparkable's Avatar
    Do you have auto update apps on? I do but it's only restricted to wifi. That way it doesn't eat up data through my carrier


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    11-13-2013 11:17 PM
  4. orangeman's Avatar
    I currently have a 5S but owned a 5 for a full year so I've had no LTE data draining behavior on iOS 6. I have cellular data turned off for anything related to apps or iTunes. I don't stream any music at all. When I compile the usage by app, it doesn't add up to what they say I am using so I'm thinking there is something in the system that is pinging or something.

    I'll keep searching. Thanks for the suggestions.
    11-14-2013 12:21 AM
  5. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    I haven't noticed any change in my data usage with iOS7, I do make sure that Auto Updates are turned off, and also make sure that my mobile hotspot switch is always off when I am done using it. Let us know what you discover, and welcome to the forums.
    11-14-2013 12:24 AM
  6. pr1nce's Avatar
    I haven't noticed any changes either. Turn off auto app update and look at your background refresh.
    11-14-2013 12:48 AM
  7. orangeman's Avatar
    I checked Settings>Cellular and looked at the usage in each app. I think I found the culprit. I like to run the Speedtest app to see how the speeds compare in different areas. It's a bad habit.

    In 10 days this app used 353MB! That's over 1GB in a month, half of my data. Wow, I need to break that habit right now!
    11-14-2013 01:13 AM
  8. nikkisharif's Avatar
    I checked Settings>Cellular and looked at the usage in each app. I think I found the culprit. I like to run the Speedtest app to see how the speeds compare in different areas. It's a bad habit.

    In 10 days this app used 353MB! That's over 1GB in a month, half of my data. Wow, I need to break that habit right now!
    WOW
    11-14-2013 11:00 PM
  9. duce3g's Avatar
    What about background app refresh?
    11-17-2013 08:02 AM
  10. theKHMERboy's Avatar
    I feel the same way it seems like I am going over my data more then usual and the weird part is that I have 6gb a month on my plan.. How is that possible?
    11-17-2013 08:23 AM
  11. eve6er69's Avatar
    Maybe for some people ios7 had caused a data leak. I've heard of it with some phones before.

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    11-17-2013 08:31 AM
  12. acerace113's Avatar
    My data usage is the same in iOS 7 as iOS 6 and iOS 5. iTunes Radio is the only thing that affects my usage in iOS 7


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    11-17-2013 11:07 AM
  13. John Yester's Avatar
    Mostly on wifi all the time. But I still normally hit 4-5 GB now days.
    11-17-2013 12:05 PM
  14. dtblair24's Avatar
    I checked Settings>Cellular and looked at the usage in each app. I think I found the culprit. I like to run the Speedtest app to see how the speeds compare in different areas. It's a bad habit.

    In 10 days this app used 353MB! That's over 1GB in a month, half of my data. Wow, I need to break that habit right now!
    Lol I had this problem too. With my sprint phone I am always checking LTE speeds everywhere I go. I was so excited to see how fast ATT was I kept checking out of bad habit.

    Racked up nearly 400mb ASAP. Felt so dumb. I also ignorantly downloaded all my apps over LTE. Anddd that's how I racked up over 1GB of data on day one of my contract lol. Needless to say it was quite a wake up call.
    11-17-2013 08:23 PM
  15. GibMcFragger's Avatar
    I just looked after randomly checking this post.

    Facebook has used 1.2GB since Nov 1st. Wtf???????
    11-18-2013 01:49 AM
  16. Peligro911's Avatar
    Another culprit is iTunes Match when you listen it downloads or streams it can use data
    11-18-2013 03:51 AM
  17. Fortheus's Avatar
    I also found that graphic heavy apps use lots of data. 3-5 mb for facebook/few hours. 30-40 mb for speedtest app per test.

    I spend around 100 mb/ day with moderate usage. I believe is due to higher bandwidth make the app use less compression (if any) during media download
    11-18-2013 05:15 AM
  18. acerace113's Avatar
    I just looked after randomly checking this post.

    Facebook has used 1.2GB since Nov 1st. Wtf???????
    At some point "background app refresh" was added to the Facebook app in an update so that might be the cause of your higher data usage


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    11-18-2013 07:58 AM
  19. TiredOfPhoneWar's Avatar
    It happen to me so what i do on celular data mode is close completely all apps and only open crhome for example
    11-18-2013 09:29 PM
  20. GibMcFragger's Avatar
    At some point "background app refresh" was added to the Facebook app in an update so that might be the cause of your higher data usage


    Sent from my iPod touch (5th generation) or iPhone 4S (iPhone 5S on order) using Tapatalk.
    Bingo! That was it. Thanks!
    11-19-2013 01:01 AM

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