Substantial data usage increase

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I have an iphone 5 and 2 gigs of data on my plan. I always used about a gig so I had more than enough data. The last month or so my usage is out of control and I can't figure out why. I'm 13 days into my billing cycle and I've used 1500 megs of data. The only thing I can think of is the Facebook video thing - but I would never have guessed that it could possibly eat up that much data.
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Posted 4 years ago

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Jonathan I, Mobile Master

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You can turn off the auto play video (or WiFi only)
in the FB app settings.
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Dennis, Mobile Master

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Scroll to the apps section. Here you can see which apps are using data. You can also disable certain apps from using data
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I've actually noticed the same thing and I'm on a prepaid plan. It usually happens after I top-up for the month and then I get a text notification saying I've used 95% of my data!