Data drain when plugged in and locked!

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  1. AlexisW

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    I have turned everything off - automatic everything - background everything.

    Every time that my iPad 3 is plugged in and locked and on wifi my data starts draining. When I unplug it, it stops.

    This is driving me crazy! I updated to 8.1.1 last night during my ISP free time. I thought the update would help as this started with the previous update. I did not stay up to turn it off when it was done. When I checked it this morning it was down to 364mb from 500mb. I finally unplugged it when it got down to 227mb.

    Please help me figure out why this is happening.
     
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    Did you also disable everything that shoudn't use data in Settings - Cellular Data - Use Cellular Data For?

    And another question: do you use iCloud for your backups?
     
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    I do not use cellular at all.

    I have iCloud backup turned off.

    I just deleted my iCloud account to see if that does anything. The only thing is that all my folders in iCloud mail are gone. Will I get them back if I log in again?

    I just tested plugging it in and locking it after deleting iCloud account. It seems to have worked! Why is that?

    BTW - you are one of the best resources in this forum. You and the guy with the moustache.
     
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    Thanks. :) The guy with the moustache is twerppoet.:)

    When you add the account again, the mails and the folders will be there again.

    Wi-Fi, locked and charging reminded me of iCloud backup, that's why I asked. But if it's turned off, something else must drain your data. Did you sync between Apple devices, using iCloud?
     
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    I do not have any other Apple devices.

    It is not draining data anymore since I deleted my account. My last iCloud backup was in May. I tried several times after that and it never finished, so I gave up and turned it off. Maybe iCloud was stuck somehow? That last successful backup was 1.2 gigs.
     
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    If it was disabled, it doesn't backup.

    Maybe there was an email in the outbox, failing to send and constantly trying to. Did you check that before deleting the account?
     
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    Yes, all emails were successfully sent from all accounts. I hardly ever use iCloud mail accounts.

    I recently went through all of my email accounts and checked all of the folders and deleted everything in the Sent and Trash folders and checked all of the other folders. I did that a couple of weeks ago. It started the draining after the update before this last one.

    I have locked it several times already and it is still at 227mb. No draining!

    I am hoping that the problem is now solved. Until I found that it only drained when plugged in, I seriously thought that someone had hacked my router! I changed the SSID and passcode twice and even hid the SSID!

    I am still going to be watching it before even considering activating iCloud ever again!
     
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    If you need to check your iCloud emails, you can do so using a browser, if you don't want to set up the account again.
     
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    Oh! Cool! I did not even think about that!

    I'll give it a try! I hope my folders are still there.

    OK. Another question. I have hundreds of megs in the folders in the iCloud mail area. They are from my other email accounts. The iCloud area is the only area where you can create new folders to store email.

    Why, when the iCloud account is deleted, is the mail storage usage still the same on my iPad?
     
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    Just to make sure the changes take effect: force close the Settings app and reset your iPad (press and hold Home and Power button...). Look at the usage again afterwards. It it still the same?
     

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