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    Ipad3 bandwidth Concerns

    In the process of downloading IOS 6.1 upadate (1.11GB). That along with the constant updates to the applications is causing bandwidth usage issues with my ISP. Is anyone aware of an app that logs bandwidth useage by apps to identify the hogs. Also any way to evaluate apps before download in terms of potential bandwidth useage? I see very little if any documentation on what to expect in terms of bandwidth usage in general from the Ipad. Any pointers to doc on this would be appreciated.

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    1.11GB for IOS 6.0.1 ?
    Mine was something like 25MB +/-
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    Quote Originally Posted by UgashikBob View Post
    That is the size of the file on a pc. It is no where near that size when you download via wifi directly to your idevice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UgashikBob View Post
    In the process of downloading IOS 6.1 upadate (1.11GB). That along with the constant updates to the applications is causing bandwidth usage issues with my ISP. Is anyone aware of an app that logs bandwidth useage by apps to identify the hogs. Also any way to evaluate apps before download in terms of potential bandwidth useage? I see very little if any documentation on what to expect in terms of bandwidth usage in general from the Ipad. Any pointers to doc on this would be appreciated.
    I don't know why you need an app for this. Video is going to be the big thing, so if you're are streaming video, it's going to use a lot of your data plan. Music streaming is not nearly as bad, but if you do it for hours it will add up. And most apps don't run at the same time, so you have total control of what is using your data. Email is pretty low unless you get large file attachments with the.
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    AQ_OC:
    Thank you for the clarification. When I attempted to download the 6.1 update via itunes on my pc the file was 1.11GB. When I attempted it with my ipad connected directly to my wifi it was 52mb. Why does Itunes make the file 20x larger?

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    Quote Originally Posted by UgashikBob View Post
    AQ_OC:
    Thank you for the clarification. When I attempted to download the 6.1 update via itunes on my pc the file was 1.11GB. When I attempted it with my ipad connected directly to my wifi it was 52mb. Why does Itunes make the file 20x larger?
    That is a good question that I have no answer for. I would guess it is in a container of some sort for some reason.
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    I could be wrong (it happens with alarming regularity!) but through iTunes you download the whole OS, with OTA from the iPad you are getting delta updates, which are just the changed or new files.

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    Ipad3 bandwidth Concerns

    The only time you should see a full iOS download over the air is if you are updating from more than one version back. IE 5.1.1 to 6.0 is a full download. iOS 6 to 6.0.1 is a delta patch. But the final choice on which way is done is up to Apple so there is no real way to predict it yet.
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