Level 1: Cadet

iPhone 5s data usage

Keep using approx 10 MB per day even when I haven't accessed any apps. What could this be? Could it be from an iMessage or sms being sent?

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Level 23: Superhero

Re: iPhone 5s data usage

It is likely a number of things.

The phone checking for updates, emails, and background apps.

If you go into:
Settings -> Mobile
and scroll down you'll see a list of apps and how much data they have used. You'll also notice 'System Services' as well. My suggestion would be to go right to the bottom and 'Reset Statistics' then check it in a day or two and you'll see which apps are using data, and how much.


You can also disable background usage by app by visiting:

Settings -> General -> Background App Refresh

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Level 1: Cadet

Re: iPhone 5s data usage

Thankyou I will try this.

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