Like many people, I love my iPhone.
But sometimes I feel like a caveman carrying around a Star Trek communicator.
How does this thing work, anyway?
So I read a recent article at the Wonder of Tech with interest.
The topic: Are your iPhone apps running and how to turn them off?
The article is by Carolyn Nicander Mohr on her terrific Wonder of Tech website.
I had no idea that my iPhone apps were running, and certainly had no idea how to check and how to turn them off.
So I followed Carolyn’s advice and checked my i-Phone.
Every One of My iPhone Apps Was Running!
No big deal, you think. How much battery power is that using?
On, off, what’s the difference?
I’ll tell you the difference for me.
My phone provider was sending me messages that I has almost drained my account’s data allocation for the month. The problem is that I was doing it in only a couple of days!
I was burning data and didn’t have anything on!
That’s right. I was using up data without even getting the benefit.
And I was bleeding data at a scary rate.
The only way I could stop my data hemorrhaging was to go the Settings > General > Network > Cellular Data and push the slider to OFF.
Especially annoying because there are some functions, such as phone messages, that can’t be managed with Cellular Data turned off.
So learning my iPhone apps were running, and how to turn them off was a real i-opener, if you know what i mean.
Then I performed a test. I turned off every iPhone app.
Then I checked my cellular data usage.
You can do that by clicking Settings (yes, that opens an app!) and then General -> Usage -> scroll down to Cellular Usage at the bottom.
Darned if my iPhone wasn’t still sending and receiving at least a couple of KB of data!
But the rate was much decreased by having apps like Safari, etc. turned off.
Click here to read –> an eye-opening article Turn Off Your Apps! where you will learn how to discover whether your apps are running and how to turn them off.
Did you know your iPhone apps were running and how to turn them off? Please comment and tell me I’m not the only one!
Don’t get me wrong, the iPhone is great. Get one!