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Where can I find a list of which iphone apps use data?

by ipadupad2 / April 23, 2012 6:06 AM PDT

My iphone has wi-fi 24/7, yet my data usage is over the limit. Where can I find a listing of which iphone apps use data and not wi-fi? Thanks for your help.

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Didn't find an app for that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 23, 2012 6:31 AM PDT
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website for data usage
by ipadupad2 / April 23, 2012 7:22 AM PDT

Thanks for the link! It gave me great information.
I don't need an app, I need to decifer their usage!

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Don't forget....
by birdmantd Forum moderator / April 23, 2012 6:48 AM PDT

While you may primarily use wifi for data access that the iPhone will attempt to connect to the cellular network for system updates periodically.

Unfortunately, I can't suggest any applications to accomplish what you are asking about.

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If you have Wi-Fi 24/7 and your data is over the top
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / April 23, 2012 8:49 AM PDT

then you have something going on there that shouldn't be.

Any chance you could remove all the non-apple supplied apps for a couple of days and see what the data usage is then?

You have them all in iTunes so a sync and then a removal would be no problem


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Turn off cellular data until you need it.
by moore2772 / April 24, 2012 7:32 AM PDT

I have the same problem and found two things that help:

1. Turn off cellular data until you actually need it for anything. There are a few apps (like visual voicemail) that need it, but it's easy enough to turn it back on for those occasions.

2. Leave your phone/iPad plugged in, esp. at night. Carriers send all kinds of data around then. If plugged in, it should use WiFi instead as I've been told.

3. Get Dataman Pro or some other app that can tell you which apps are actually using data and when. I find that the New York Times app uses my data for example when I don't even have it launched.

4. Look in your settings for notifications and turn off ones you don't need. Ditto for location services.

With these tips, I've been able to keep my data usage under 200MB/month.

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