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How to figure out what app is sending/receiving huge amounts of data on an iPhone?

I have an iPhone which has suddenly (last two months) started going way over the 200mb data plan it was on. Prior to this it wasn't even close to the limits. The only information the phone company (...
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What does the “Current Period” data usage number mean?

In the Settings app, under Cellular > Cellular Data Usage, I see a “Current Period” value of 6.8 GB. However, I’ve checked this number several times over the years, at all different points in my ...
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How do I tell an iOS device there's no internet connection on the Wifi?

I've setup a WiFi network to allow iOS devices (such as my iPad) to connect to other devices on the local network, but I want to be able to use the 3G functionality on my iPad at the same time to ...
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Does online gaming use data?

Does online gaming use up my data allowances? I am constantly running low on data, and I'm wondering if gaming is the contributor.
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How can I change the cellular DNS server on iOS?

Is there a way to set a global DNS server that will be used for all connections (both Wi-Fi + cellular data)? If there isn't a uniform manner to specify DNS, can I just change the DNS used by the ...
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What does the spinning circle next to the network indicators on iOS mean?

I recently got an iPhone and at first I had problems connecting to the wifi. After a while, I got it to work. Now I noticed a small circle next to the wifi icon that spins when I am going down through ...
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Cellular Data Annoying Popup with ios8

Ever since I updated my iPad Air to iOS 8, I've been getting constant reminders for the setup cellular data plan. I bought the iPad with the SIM chip just in case I wanted to get data for it, but have ...
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Can I use my iPhone as a hotspot on Wifi (instead of 3G/4G)?

I would like to use my jailbroken iPhone as a hotspot for my MacBook. It works well when my 3G internet is enabled. But when I disable it, the hotspot menu becomes unavailable... even if my iPhone is ...
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Network usage whitelist for cell tethering on OSX?

I frequently use my Macbook on my iPad's data plan. Unfortunately, unlike iOS, OSX can't limit application network usage based on whether it's on a cell network, and I always have to remember to close ...
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3G Access Only for iPad?

I am considering recommending an iPad for an older relative that currently has no computer and no Internet access. I get reasonable 3G reception from this person's home. Internet access options start ...
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Print from iPad without AirPrint or Wi-Fi

Consider the following configuration I have a Wi-Fi iPad without 3G support. I also have an HP printer that doesn't not have Wi-Fi capabilities. My printer supports USB. I am planning to buy a 3G ...
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How do I turn off the automatic downloading of iOS updates?

I have a data plan for all of my smartphones, computers, and tablets, so I have to be very careful staying within my allotted usage. When I discovered that my iPad downloaded a 3 GB software update (...
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How to debug excessive iPhone data usage?

I'm in the UK, and recently changed from a pre-pay carrier (GiffGaff) to EE. My data usage with GiffGaff was about 100-125 MB every two weeks; with EE, I've used nearly 250 MB in the first 5 days. My ...
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Proxy settings for iPhone, 3G connection

I've seen that it is possible to configure a proxy with the WLAN settings in the iPhone. But I'm wondering whether it is also possible to configure a proxy for the mobile data connection.
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How can a user reasonably project data usage before buying a new iPad?

Apple announced the new iPad Mini models, and they look spectacular. I've never owned a device with a cellular data plan before, and the idea of near-ubiquitous connectivity sounds truly amazing. But ...
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Does iOS 7 cellular tethering limit the number of WiFi clients?

I'm looking on Apple's site and can't find any published limits on how many clients can connect to one iPhone / iPad with cellular tethering enabled in the US. Setting aside the obvious limit where 1,...
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Does “Wi-Fi Assist” respect rules about which apps can use cellular data?

On the iPhone "Cellular" settings screen, you can choose which apps are allowed to use cellular data and which can only communicate over wi-fi. In iOS 9, Apple introduced Wi-Fi Assist which ...
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When I tether a MacBook Pro to an iPhone/iPad, how can I restrict what apps use it?

I want to prevent Dropbox, Skydrive/OneDrive, and Google drive from syncing (for example) when my laptop is connected to my phone. In other words I'd only like to sync email, use VPN, and permit ...
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Is it possible to use AT&T 3G on a Verizon LTE iPad?

According to the new iPad tech specs page, in addition to their separate LTE bands, both the Verizon and AT&T models ship with: UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/...
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iPhone using data despite per-app cellular data being disabled

My iPhone 5 with iOS 7 is using data for no reason. I have done everything I can think of to stop this. Turn off your wifi, then reset your cellular network statistics, let it sit for 5 minutes, ...
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Can't modify selection of “use cellular data for” for some apps in iPhone 6 after update to iOS 9

After update to iOS 9, for many of the apps in my iPhone 6, the "cellular data" selection is locked in "Settings/Cellular/Use Cellular Data For" or in the corresponding "Settings/[App Name]" entry. ...
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Where are cellular data preferences stored in iOS?

In Settings → Cellular (Mobile in UK), settings can be changed regarding mobile data, including per-app switches for all installed apps to enable or disable mobile data. Where are these preferences ...
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Why are switches grayed out in the iPhones Settings app with iOS 8.3?

In 'Settings' > 'Cellular': all the switches under 'Use cellular data for:' are grayed out. Some are ON and some are OFF but none can be changed. These are the switches that control cellular data ...
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Simultaneous voice and cellular data on the iPhone 6S Plus on Verizon

Problem: When the phone rings (regardless of whether I pick up or not, and regardless of whether it's a VoLTE or CDMA call), I lose Internet access over the cellular network (regardless of whether it'...
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how much traffic iOS Maps using while in turn-by-turn navigation mode?

I'm trying to estimate necessary data plan for a Euro trip, and my main concern is: I'm going to use an iPad mini native Maps app for turn-by-turn navigation being there. Was unsuccessfully trying to ...
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Is there a comparison of networks and costs for iOS 4.3's Personal Hotspot?

Is there a comparison of networks and their cost for the new Personal Hotspot feature? Also, how does the hotspot feature differ from internet tethering in previous iOS versions?
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How do I prevent Music app from using 1 GB of cellular data in less than 10 minutes?

I received 3 text messages within 10 minutes from my cellular carrier as I was driving in my car with iTunes Radio streaming music. 10:20 pm - 65% of my 1 GB plan is used. 10:22 pm - 90% used. 10:...
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Disable cellphone network but keep wifi? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Disable iPhone Cell Antennae Is there any way to make my iPhone 5 like a simple iPod touch? I'd like to disable all cellphone functionality but keep the wifi. No ...
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Can iBooks be read without a data connection?

If I am out of my service area can I still read a book in iBooks on my iPhone? If not, is it possible to download part of the book and read it while I am out of the area?
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How to tell can I tell if my iPhone 5c is 3G or 4G?

I ordered an iPhone 5c for 4G usage. However, the phone I received displays a 3G on the top left of my screen. Does 3G on the top left mean I'm using 3G? Does this convert to 4G through proper ...
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Does using a hotspot while connected to wifi use cellular data?

As the title does ask: Does using a hotspot while connected to WiFi use cellular data? I'm asking because my Windows 8 laptop cannot recognize my friend's router, as in it can't even find it, however,...
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iPhone 4 has 3G connectivity but can't access internet

Just last week, my access to the internet over mobile data networks has stopped working. I've already talked to my operator, and they gave me a new SIM card and tested that 3G works in another phone ...
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What is the difference between the iPad Mini model numbers A1454 and A1455?

Apple lists the iPad mini models on the Identifying iPad models web page and lists two cellular models: A1454 on the iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular A1455 on the iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular (MM) I can't ...
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Is switching 3G/4G off to save power a cheap trick?

Since UMTS is a lot fast than EDGE, data transfers via UMTS take less time. When downloading the same file, it would take longer to be downloaded via EDGE. Doesn't the difference in transfer time (...
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Will an iPad 2 3G from UK work on a Poland's (or another country's) 3G network?

I have the possibility to buy an iPad 2 3G which is written iPad "UK", on the vendor's site. I expect it to have a different charger plug, but that's all. Being in Poland, will I be able to make it ...
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Disable system services to save data

Is there any way I could disable the system services that use data when I am not connected to wifi?
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Will I be charged any fees to use iTunes Radio with my AT&T unlimited data plan?

I just got an iPhone 5s. My wireless plan is with AT&T and includes unlimited cellular data. When I open the Music app and go to iTunes Radio, a dialog appears stating: Use Cellular Data? ...
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Tips on avoiding “Could not activate cellular data network” with New iPad

So I bought a new iPad, 64GB + 4G. And since then it seems like every time I pick it up and go to use a network feature (Hero Academy, Tweetbot, Safari etc.) I get this message "Could not activate ...
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Are there any physical differences between the Verizon and AT&T iPad (3rd generation)?

Should some buyers in the US be concerned which iPad they buy? Assuming you don't prefer AT&T over Verizon while in the US, but instead want to be sure the device will have the correct antennas, ...
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Disabling one app's cellular data inadvertently disabling other apps?

I'm trying to get around a strange problem concerning an iOS app my company produces. We use a branding process to brand a single executable, assigning it new resources and a new bundle id, but ...
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How to block internet access of all apps (except browser) when using 3g usb modem?

Is there any app that helps me to block all apps for accessing the internet when using 3g modem?
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Will an iPad mini purchased in the US work well once it returns to live in England?

My oldest daughter lives in England and is returning there after the upcoming holidays. Her Mother and I live in the USA. She desires an iPad Mini as a Christmas gift. She is an iPhone 4S user with ...
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Is there a “Voice Recording” application for IOS which can specify a moment while recording?

Is there a "Voice Recording" application for IOS which can specify a moment while recording? (By way of illustration, when I am recording voice and the time of recording is 2.12.23 I want to pin this ...
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Looking for an iPhone app or script that turns off “Cellular Data” when on 2G and then BACK ON when on 3G

As some of you might know, 2G (GSM) or 2.5G (GSM/Edge) does not support data and calls at the same time. Using the Internet while on 2.5G and lower causes incoming calls be bounced. 3G does support ...
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Stop iPad from automatically using iPhone data?

We have employees who are issued both an iPhone and an iPad. The iPads are on Verizon and have unlimited data. The iPhones are on AT&T and have limited data. The problem happens when they are ...
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Claims by mobile operator of iOS7 'secretly' using mobile data

Apologies in advance for the likely TL;DR. I have an iPhone 5 running iOS7 on a PAYG deal with Vodafone in the UK. Whenever I top up £10, I get a 500mb data pack that's valid for 30 days. Thing is, I ...
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Disable iPhone 4 data connection

Can I disable the data connection on my iPhone, but use the Wi-Fi as normal?
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Crazy “System” traffic data - What to do? ios 9 - iphone 6s

I have a very limited data amount (only 1 Gb of 3G / 4G) per month So natrually I took all the steps in order to limit my data drainage: Disable Wi-Fi assist Only five applications have access to ...
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iPhone not connecting to 3G after losing wifi connection

Everytime I am connected to wifi, then lose the connection (e.g. by leaving the house), the 3G on my iphone 4s refuses to work. I have to turn my phone off and on in order to get 3G again, and then I ...
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How to upload photos to iCloud Photo Library on iPhone without Wi-Fi?

I just upgraded to OS X 10.10.3 and decided to try out the Photos app. So I enabled iCloud Photo Library on my iPhone to upload some photos. However, it says that I need Wi-Fi to upload photos to ...