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Cell data off but still using data


I have all apps turned off for cell data but somehow used 9mb today?! What are the system services in iPhone settings-cellular data and how can I get it to stop using my data?

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Hello there,

You can not stop system service without completely turning off data. The true way to turn off data is 

Go to Settings > Cellular, then turn Cellular Data on or off. Your email, web browsing, and apps that transfer data use Wi-Fi instead.

Source : https://support.apple.com/en-us/KM205174?cid=acs::applesearch

More information on system services : https://www.quora.com/Why-do-iOS-system-services-use-up-so-much-mobile-data
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You know that you will not be able to receive picture messages if data is off? I brought to koodo that minimum data should be available on all plans to rwceive picture msgs
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chris wrote:

You know that you will not be able to receive picture messages if data is off? I brought to k...

Data is not charged when sending mms. If you do get charged its because data has leaked from other apps. You can get the data block w/picture messaging to stop other apps from leaking.
chris wrote:

You know that you will not be able to receive picture messages if data is off? I brought to k...

Thanks, how do i get data block? Would the data block include "system services"in Settings-Cellular? Thats why I had to turn off data in the first place
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chris wrote:

You know that you will not be able to receive picture messages if data is off? I brought to k...

It is an add on available for $2/month. It blocks all data and only allows you to send picture messages.

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