Monday, October 29, 2012 [Tweets] [Favorites]

Mysterious iOS 6 Cellular Data Usage

Matt Neuburg:

It’s becoming more and more difficult to ignore the numerous reports that iOS 6 on an iPhone or iPad can use far more cellular data than iOS 5 or earlier systems did. Anecdotal evidence is hardly to be trusted, even when it arrives in large quantity, but surely a massive thread such as this one on the Apple Support Communities cannot consist entirely of people who are mistaken or misapprehending the phenomena. Moreover, some of us here at TidBITS are convinced that we’ve experienced the problem in our own lives.

I’ve yet to hear a compelling reason that I should update to iOS 6. In favor of iOS 5: lower cellular data usage, better Maps, better Contacts groups, better battery life, and a phone keypad that isn’t hideous.

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[...] Link. I’m still on 5. “lower cellular data usage, better Maps, better Contacts groups, better battery life, and a phone keypad that isn’t hideous.” by jgordon on October 29, 2012  •  Permalink Posted in share Tagged pinboard [...]

One of the compelling reasons could be the update of an app you use that will require iOS 6.

Gary Cvitanovich

I've spoke to AT&T and they say nothing is wrong but I have went from using 200-400 Meg's a month to 4 gigs!!!! And, I am not using any new apps or more time on the apps I use to use!

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