1. gameson's Avatar
    It is not much, as you can see, but every hour the phone is downloading data, it is synching to something, somewhat, but I am not sure what app. Even at the sleeping hours when the phone is connected to home Wifi, it is still downloading data instead of using the home Wifi.

    Apps that are on the phone (iPhone 4S, latest iOS7)
    Skype
    Whatsapp
    BBM
    Google Doc
    Google Translate
    Google Map
    Google Hangout
    Google Drive
    Pacman
    Flappy Bird.

    Thanks.



    help, every hour my iPhone 4S keeps downloading data-untitled.png
    02-12-2014 06:14 PM
  2. tech guy4's Avatar
    I have Hurd in sleep the wifi goes off, mite be it is checking email, I turn off cellular when using wifi, crazy I know


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    02-12-2014 06:44 PM
  3. gameson's Avatar
    I have Hurd in sleep the wifi goes off, mite be it is checking email, I turn off cellular when using wifi, crazy I know


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    if it is checking emails, every iOS 7 devices should do this, but I do not see this on my iPhone 5. Does your iOS 7 device also do this? Thanks.
    02-12-2014 07:35 PM
  4. tech guy4's Avatar
    I use like 100 kbs an houer but not on wifi I turn off cellular data though


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    02-12-2014 07:39 PM
  5. tech guy4's Avatar
    Could be updating other apps


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    02-12-2014 07:41 PM
  6. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    Turn off notifications for all of these.
    Turn off automatic updates.
    Turn off instant uploads if they happen to be on.
    02-13-2014 12:11 PM
  7. phlamethrowre's Avatar
    It's probably the app auto refresh. It's a data drain. Auto app update can be but it's more sporadic. The auto app refresh is like a never ending running data spigot. I keep that turned off. If I don't use an app all day why do I want to constantly update??


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    02-13-2014 03:13 PM
  8. phlamethrowre's Avatar
    It could also be iCloud backup. Unless you need it turn that off. Remove the account from iCloud. It's another data drain.


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    02-13-2014 03:14 PM
  9. gameson's Avatar
    I investigate this further, and I found that this is unrelated to iOS as apparently my BB Z10 is also downloading data every hour (although at different hours).

    I use AT&T as my carrier.

    I think I am going to ***** to AT&T and find out why they are doing this? To exhaust users of their data limit? It's like 1-2 MB per day, if you count the whole month, that's like 30-60MB wasted on this.
    02-13-2014 05:32 PM
  10. tech guy4's Avatar
    That would really make mad just do not esept it if you get some stupid answer


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    02-13-2014 06:42 PM
  11. RoCutler's Avatar
    Could be a number of things.
    Go Settings, Mobile.
    you'll see a section for "Use Mobile Data For"
    Turn off what you don't want, Im sure some of these report back to their servers on a regular basis.
    02-14-2014 06:38 AM
  12. micull's Avatar
    What you are looking at is your current period billing. AT&T will not itemize the actual usage until it gets reported on your next statement. What you are seeing is just a general reporting of your usage from the previous 1 hour block. It says so down at the bottom. I had the same issue (but in 3 hour blocks) and the rep told me that I had an app "refreshing" every 3 hours and to go turn off the data usage for each app. This was not true so call back and speak to someone who knows what they are talking about.
    07-01-2014 12:41 PM

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