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Reported wide-spread problem with iPhones

Discussion in 'Electronic Devices' started by Moshe ben David, Mar 15, 2020.

  1. Moshe ben David

    Moshe ben David Loaded Pockets

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    I came across an article about an extremely wide-spread problem impacting multiple generations of iPhones. The problem is said to involve 'uninstalled apps' that despite being 'uninstalled' are still consuming sometimes VERY hefty loads of data transmission. The article goes on to say that Apple has been aware of the issue for some time but has yet to give any clear explanations let alone probable dates of solution...

    I don't use a smart phone so it doesn't impact me. But I suspect this could well impact many of us here at EDCF!

    Here's the link to the article: https://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2020/03/14/apple-ios-13-iphone-cellular-data-problem-iphone-11-pro-max-u-iphone-xs-max-xr-update/?ss=consumertech#6f89cbd5485e

    Hope it proves useful to many of y'all!

    Am Yisrael Chai!

    Moshe ben David
     
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  2. chaosmagnet
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    Our family is all iPhones and we haven’t experienced this yet (and I watch the data usage carefully). I wonder if the affected haven’t regularly killed all their apps and rebooted their devices.
     
  3. Revj

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    I’ve seen cases of it even after a full wipe of device and start as scratch...

    I think we’ll see a sequential update imminent as there’s been so much press about it!




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  4. garza

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    Within the last year Apple has released updates for “unsupported” iOS versions. One for a 4S and one for a just unsupported iPad. Both were security related.

    I am curious how this problem will be classified by Apple. The 4s is used as a house phone with a google voice number which is our old landline number
     
  5. Revj

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    Are you getting the issue - with a 4s you wouldn’t be on the latest os would you? I think the data usage issue is only on 13.1??


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  6. garza

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    The 4S has not been supported for several years except for the security update in 2019. I believe the oldest iPhone supported is the 6S.
     
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