I'm trying to find out what does "iTunes Accounts" traffic stands for on iOS, since it has gobbled 850MB on cellular data in 13 days. I have iTunes Match on but have disabled the Music app to access data on cellular networks. I'm on iOS 8.3 since today, data was consumed on 8.2.


Probably iTunes & App Store background downloads.

You can prevent these, so it only updates when you're connected to wifi, in
Settings > iTunes & App Storeā€¦ by disabling Cellular Data
[I also prevent all automatic downloads, so mine only updates from iTunes itself, on my Mac]

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  • Thanks! I'll check that and report on usage on a few days. – Jaime Santa Cruz Apr 14 '15 at 15:27
  • I had "Use Cellular Data" on, all the rest deactivated. – Jaime Santa Cruz Apr 14 '15 at 15:29
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    Cellular data off and the drainage stopped. Thanks for your help. – Jaime Santa Cruz Apr 17 '15 at 3:31

Seems like it might be iCloud documents syncing Settings -> iCloud -> iCloud Drive (scroll to the bottom to turn off cellular data).

Also seems like iTunes music "new music mix" might come in under this.

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Wow, my phone (iOS 10 now) shows this as 129MB in the last month since reset, with all the above turned off

I don't even play Music on my phone, only listen to Podcasts (which has a separate total of 74MB).

Seriously confused!

Sorry I don't have an answer but thought this might be a useful data point confirming that a significant amount can be run up without the data being enabled tor iTunes & App Store

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