I've been having a strange issue with data usage on my phone that I may have tracked to Apple Music, wondering if anyone else has seen the same. I have an iPhone SE (1st Gen) running OS 14.4.1.
Twice now in my billing cycle my phone has used a very large amount of data in one go and I am now maxed out. The first time it was 2.5GB and the second it was 1.1GB. Both times this happened around 6:45am while I was still at home with my phone plugged in and on Wi-Fi. I looked at my data usage and the only app that appears to have used enough data by itself to account for this is Apple Music. I really wish iPhones gave you the ability to track data usage by time as well as app so I could correlate the usage and confirm my suspicion...
Wi-Fi assist does not appear to have accounted for more than 150mb. I have not changed any Apple Music settings recently and this has never happened before. Background app refresh is off. I never usually come remotely close to my data cap.
I checked and a setting called Automatic Downloads was on in AM. I have never enabled this before, and I'm wondering if it does an automatic update at a preset time each week or something. The thing is, I hadn't added any music to my library the first time this happened. My phone was also on wifi and so I'm a bit mystified as to why it was using data to do this.
Any insight would be greatly appreciated. The Koodo chat bot is completely useless and I suspect they’ll just tell me to buy more data if I call in.