High Cellular Data Usage? Try Updating to 6.0.1 Firmware

Today, I had two friends ask me about recent high cellular data use. They received an overage text and both seemed like it was pretty early in their plan and they didn’t think they were doing anything to cause it. Both are on Verizon and both have the iPhone 5. I didn’t really think much about it until I read this article. It seems on firmware 6.0, programs are downloading audio files or audio streams over and over thinking there is an error. You can check the article for more details if you think you are having this problem. I just thought I’d try and help spread the word and let you know you’re not the only one if you’re having this issue. Again, to solve the problem, try updating to iOS 6.0.1. Read our article about that here.

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  1. Eric Sorensen says

    I downloaded 6.0.1 about a week ago only to gave my battery life go downhill in a big way. Made sure everything was backed up and then did a restore and set up as a new phone. Apple said not to restore from backup as it may pull over some bad software from it. After a couple of days, battery performance is back! I just need to re-download my apps and re- sync some music and pics.

  2. This is interesting. I have also been receiving these messages the last two months. I have smart the iPhone 4S running 6.0.1 through Verizon. I have not changed anything in how I am using my phone, have not started using any new apps. I did download Onavo about 2 weeks ago to try and see what the data hungry app is and it appears that audio/video is the biggest data hog. So your article, at least in my situation, makes sense. However it seems my upgrade to 6.0.1 did not fix the problem.