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Data and 3G question

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by ccm143, Jan 30, 2012.

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    Hello,
    I am new to the board and the Apple world and this is my first post. I come from a PC background so go easy on me.

    Just purchased an IPad 2 for my wife and have a couple of questions:
    1. Is there a way to monitor how much data you are downloading and uploading when NOT working in a 3G environment?
    2. We will probably only use the 3G when traveling so will only buy for when we are on the road. Will use WI-FI, at home, otherwise. When you have a 3G account, can you turn off that feature? A case would be when we are on the road
    but are using a WI-FI hotspot and don't need the 3G service. If we can do this, how?

    I have learned a lot from reading the posts but I can tell I still have a long way to go.

    Thanks, in advance, to anyone who will reply.
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    Hi and welcome to the Forum!

    1. When not on 3G you will need to find this info from your carrier, I can log on to mine and see the stats for this. But if you have other computers on wifi, it won't give a breakdown.I don't think there's a way on the ipad
    2. You can turn off 3G in Settings under Cellular Data. You will also find the Roaming setting here to turn off when travelling overseas.

    The IPad Forum is a community of members from all walks of life and from all over the world coming together to share our experiences and to help each other learn about this wonderful piece of technology the Ipad. There is a wealth of information already here in the many threads we have so doing some searches will answer most of the questions you have. If then you cannot find the answer you are seeking then by all means post your question. There are many friendly and informed members here only too willing to help you.

    We also have our own App - It is a very simple app to navigate.
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    There is an app called "Air Meter" on the Apple store, which I really know nothing about, but found there, with a description which suggests that it MIGHT be an answer to your needs. It is not clear if the data monitoring of 3g and WiFi is segregated. I just sent them an inquiry from their website, and will post back here if and when I get a response.

    Brian - Sent from my iPad using iPF
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    Brian,
    Thanks
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    Here is the text of the response email I received a bit earlier.

    Hi Brian,

    Both WIFI as 3G have their own independent cycle. Statistics and
    usages are kept separate and each one is optional. Cycles can be
    defined as small as a day or span multiple years, with everything in
    between.

    Hope this answers your questions.

    Kind regards,
    Serge

    Verstuurd vanaf mijn iPad

    Brian - Sent from my iPad using iPF
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    Brian,
    Thanks for your effort and help.

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