Iphone data usage problem......where is the data being used ?

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How do you determine what is being used Data, I bought a iphone 4 and hooked it up to prepaid. and added data booster so when I need to use data outside the home, its available. I've noticed it online and its saying im using data but I don't think I've used it outside the home yet, Its hooked to my internet wifi here. Is there programs on the phone that allow it to use data....Its only 5mb's used so far for 4 days of service, but that can add up if it keeps going.... If theres programs you know of that I can shut it off, can you inform me? Im new to this iphone stuff! any help would be greatful!
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5MBs in 4 days? That's absolutely amazing!!! There is no problem with your phone. But to close background apps that may use data, double tap the home button and press and hold one of the apps at the bottom until they giggle with X's and hit the x's to close them

Also, just letting you know that iPhone are only connected to WiFi when they are "awake(the screen is on). When the phone is "asleep"(the screen is off) then WiFi automatically turns off and data turns on. This is how the iPhone was designed and there's no way to change that.
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Well, if your data (3G) is turned off, your wifi will automatically stay on if it's being used by a program for downloading, streaming, etc.
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Are you talking about the iPhone? The screen won't shut off if your downloading something or it will but it will continue downloading with the screen off?
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I've never tried what Rob has mentioned but Kid, the screen will turn off if you leave it the settings the same as factory set. I changed mine to only turn off the screen when I hit the lock button. Otherwise, after probably like 10-15 secs, the backlight dims and then the screen goes "off" REGARDLESS of a download in progress.

I think Robert is saying if you have data off and WiFi on, that even if you turn the screen off it will continue using data *IF* you're downloading, streaming something. I personally haven't tried this so I don't know if it's true
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Yes I was talking about the iPhone and Ahmad is right.
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cool Ok, just trying to soak in some iPhone knowledge Thanks
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A Wi-Fi lock application may help
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Do they actually exist for iPhone?
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Hello Glen,

Your iPhone is set-up so it gets push notifications.What are those? It's when your device accesses the mail server for example to see if new message have arrived. What are the pros and cons?

Pros : Gets your mail exactly when the person sent it
Cons : Uses data and battery because it's constantly asking the server for new messages. But it doesn't use as much data as you mentionned. So in your case, there might be some other things running in the background.

May I suggest you this site : www.ifans.com It's full of people knowing more about apple products and how to reduce the usage of data by bacground apps.

If you have any other questions, don't be shy. Ask them!

PS: What you could do to use less background data is to turn data OFF while you don't use it Settings>General>Cellular>Cellur data OFF
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Thanks Robert, I turned the Data off, and when I want to use it, I will turn it back on! hopefully that helps! :) I don't use the phone like "most" people do, as I prefer the computer but when your out in a car, or out somewhere and you need to get that email you forgot, is why I bought the data! :) Im going to check out that website too!

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