What causes overnight data use, like at 02:00 hrs etc. when I am well and truly tucked up in my bed.

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I was checking my Koodo bill and saw there is a date link - under which are displayed my data use for that particular date... except that some data use occurs overnight and is clearly not using my wifi, which is how the phone is set up.

So two questions arise:
1. What causes the phone to use data when it is sat on my desk overnight and charging.
2. How do such data downloads bypass the setting to use wifi only?

I use a Blackberry Q10 with 10.2.1.2977 (if anyone is interested!)
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Dennis, Mobile Master

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Sometimes wifi goes to sleep after a period of inactivity. See if this occurs if you turn your data off?

Also, there could be a delay in Koodo's system in reporting usage
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I tried the data on/off thing, it doesn't affect the wifi.
I can see how "there could be a delay in Koodo's system in reporting usage" and as long as it doesn't cause any overage then I'm happy with that - was just curious to know if anyone had a specific cause they'd identified and that I could rectify at my end?
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I don't know what phone you have, but I just got an iPhone. I can go into my settings and choose which apps are allowed to use my cellular data (so that would mean they would have to use wifi instead if they needed to access the internet). I have a lot of data in my plan (500mb) and as long as I don't have games or intensive apps using data, I don't go through too much in a month, and so I almost always keep my data on when I still have lots of data left. That being said, if you specifically don't want your phone to be using data AT ALL, there is usually the option to do that in settings (I know that's the case for both android and iPhone).

I don't know if I answered your question at all, just adding some info.
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@Dennis - if the data is off and if off really does mean off - how can it being off affect overnight data usage? Sorry, I'm a bit lost on this.

@hmm - I have a Q10 and all apps are set to use wifi only when in range and only use data, if I choose to let them, when I am away from home and even then I'll log into a free wifi service so it isn't often that I use more than 100mb a month but when I do see a 10mb and then a 20mb overnight download, I just wonder what it's about.
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If it's off then overnight usage still occurs then my guess is that there is a delay in the sytem.

If it is off and usage stops then it means wifi is sleeping and data is being used by your phone at night.

Basically, like a mechanic or doctor, we take a best guess based on the info and knowledge we have (in this case turn off data) then see if our guess was correct if things indeed changed or not. Then we take the next best guess and repeat
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Bunch of criminals finding any way they can to bleed you dry which is why giving koodo a big heave jo along with a big FU
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Or you dont know how to control usage on your phone. I never have these issues

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