iPhones, iPods, & iPads forum

Question

I-phone 4s hacked

by smokeylt / March 29, 2013 2:00 PM PDT

AT&T swears that my phone can't be hacked but I am almost over my data plane because almost every night at around 11:45 my phone is using a bunch of data while I sleep.
Can anyone explain this, and is anyone having the same problem? Thanks

Answer This Ask For Clarification
Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: I-phone 4s hacked
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: I-phone 4s hacked
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.

All Answers

Collapse -
Answer
There is no mystery......
by birdmantd Forum moderator / March 29, 2013 2:29 PM PDT
In reply to: I-phone 4s hacked

.....the iPhone normally does it's system updates at night. Nothing sneaky going on here. Extremely unlikely your phone has been hacked. How long have you had the phone ??

Collapse -
Just a suggestion.
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / March 29, 2013 11:15 PM PDT

Turn the phone OFF overnight for a week and see if anything changes on your data use.

P

Collapse -
Hacked
by smokeylt / March 30, 2013 1:16 AM PDT

Why has this just stated happening? I have had the phone since Nov. and is not set to auto update.

Collapse -
Answer
hack
by jacksonbird03 / March 29, 2013 9:17 PM PDT
In reply to: I-phone 4s hacked

Hey according to me your phone is not hacked....
It is just a daily routine of every smartphone,, that they update their softwares and other important functions generally in night...

Collapse -
Answer
Throw it in airplane mode
by Pepe7 / March 31, 2013 10:28 AM PDT
In reply to: I-phone 4s hacked

When you go to bed put it in airplane mode.

Collapse -
Answer
iCould
by betadan / April 5, 2013 8:50 AM PDT
In reply to: I-phone 4s hacked

Is your iCloud backing up? I know its not suppose to do it over Cell data but I think there is an option for it. That would be about the time it would back up. If you don't want to turn your phone off you can disable cell data in Settings. I have to do that at the end of the month so I dont go over my data usage....

Chances are your phone isn't "hacked" its just a stupid "feature" eating up your bandwidth.

Popular Forums
icon
Computer Help 49,613 discussions
icon
Computer Newbies 10,349 discussions
icon
Laptops 19,436 discussions
icon
Security 30,426 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 20,308 discussions
icon
Windows 10 360 discussions
icon
Phones 15,802 discussions
icon
Windows 7 7,351 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 14,641 discussions

Tech explained

Do you know what an OLED TV is?

CNET explains how OLED technology differs from regular TVs, and what you need to know to make the right shopping decision.