New Iphone Downloading

PBear

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We just got a couple iPhone 8s and I noticed our daily allotted bandwidth (475 MB) disappearing after we had set them up. I had disabled automatic updates from settings > my name > iTunes & App Store. On the other phone I noticed that apps were downloaded so I thought that was the reason our bandwidth was used up. But with my phone I am not downloading any apps from the cloud or manually downloading a software update. I have also removed widgets other than Calendar, Reminder and Up Next. Still, our bandwidth is being used up until I turn off the wifi on my phone. My phone is the only one connected to the Airport Express and I have set up the other iPhone to connect during free download hours only. Is there another setting that I am missing in iOS 11.2.5 that I need to disable to keep the phone from downloading?
 

Cheryl

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#2
There are several settings in “Settings” that you need to check on.
Mail - Change it to get mail manually. Otherwise it will check for email every 10 minutes.
Notifications - News app with alerts set up
Software Update - make sure you have it set to ask you before downloading. This is for the iOS as well as your apps.
 

PBear

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There are several settings in “Settings” that you need to check on.
Mail - Change it to get mail manually. Otherwise it will check for email every 10 minutes.
Notifications - News app with alerts set up
Software Update - make sure you have it set to ask you before downloading. This is for the iOS as well as your apps.
Mail is not configured on the iPhone.
So, in Settings > Notifications everything that is listed is downloading something? News isn't listed there.
Where is that setting? I thought it would be under Settings > iTunes & App Store where I have them all disabled, Music, Apps, Books & Audiobooks and Updates.
 

Cheryl

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#4
In Notifications the only item that you want on is Phone. There is a long list depending on what apps you have installed.
The iOS update setting is in Settings>General. iTunes and App store cover your music and apps, even for updates.

I am assuming that when you talk bandwidth, you are referring to the internet and not your cell data.
 

PBear

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In Notifications the only item that you want on is Phone. There is a long list depending on what apps you have installed.
Deselected them all except for Phone.

The iOS update setting is in Settings>General. iTunes and App store cover your music and apps, even for updates.
OK. There was no setting there that has an option to disable automatic downloads. I did run Software Update and there is a new iOS update but it showed "Download and Install" in blue that I did not click on to start the download.

I am assuming that when you talk bandwidth, you are referring to the internet and not your cell data.
Correct.

There is still something downloading when I connect my phone to our network.

Would transferring a 4S backup with iTunes onto my new iPhone cause this amount of downloading?
 

Cheryl

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#6
Would transferring a 4S backup with iTunes onto my new iPhone cause this amount of downloading?
Downloading of any large file will take up bandwidth. It could be time to look at all your devices using internet/WiFi and update your connection allowance. 475MB is not very much when you look at the size of files that need to be downloaded - especially when it comes to system updates, app updates, etc for 2 phones and a computer or two.
 
#7
Downloading of any large file will take up bandwidth. It could be time to look at all your devices using internet/WiFi and update your connection allowance. 475MB is not very much when you look at the size of files that need to be downloaded - especially when it comes to system updates, app updates, etc for 2 phones and a computer or two.
I know about downloading large files. I just didn't know what was downloading to my new phone. There was no indication that something was downloading, but yet my download allowance status was falling faster than usual, up to a point it ran out a couple times when my son first set up his new phone.
I have set up my Airport Express to connect devices, laptops and iPads, other than me and my wife's phones, to connect only during our allotted free download period.
Living out here in rural AK has it's drawbacks and one of them is getting a good ISP with enough bandwidth allowance for daily use for multiple devices and computers. The next and last step up is a 800 MB package that costs $200 a month that I have previously tried for a few months and I found that it wasn't much of an upgrade from our current $80 a month package. Originally, our connection was a 350 MB daily package but with all the trouble I had with our connection, the ISP gave us the 475 MB daily allowance for free + a monthly discount for a year. Anyway, there is a new ISP that just started up but it has less allowance than what we have as a whole each month for a bit more $$. Cell phone data isn't all that great either after finally getting LTE, when previously we had a nonexistent 2G service, that we were being charged for every month just because we had smart phones.
Sorry for the longish post. It seems that after downloading all my apps from the cloud my phone has quit downloading. It's odd because when I started downloading the apps the app was covered over with a circle and a "Loading" showed up under the app when previously there was none. Anyway, my phone has quit using up my data allowance.
 

Cheryl

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#8
Ouch.. $200 a month ! (and then there is net neutrality or... there isn’t, which is another discussion for another day)

The circle covering the icon of the app is just a warning not to launch it until it was done ‘loading’. Glad that the downloads are done. The new iOS does not indicate a download in progress like the older iOS versions did. There are just some things that should have never gone away.
 
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