The recently released iPhone 4S is using a newer version of the iOS operating system, the current release stands at version 5. It seems however, that this operating system is using huge chunks of data on their users’ plans. This problem did not occur until the update to the operating system occurred. User forums have been abuzz with conversations about this. Some users have even reached their plan limit of 200 megabytes in only a few days.
Not only do owners of the iPhone have to have some patience with this glitch but they have also encountered another one. Previously, the problem that existed was due to a rapid battery drain for the device. Some iPhone 4S had depleted batteries in only four hours, well below the reported life of the battery. This problem was addressed by Apple. They quickly found a fix for the problem which led to the release of an update of their iOS 5. While this problem has been remedied, the data issue still persists.
Many wonder what could possibly be the culprit. This is especially puzzling for owners of the new iPhone 4S who previously owned the iPhone 3G or iPhone 4. They never had gone over their data plans before. Some speculate that one the new features, SIRI, could possibly contribute to this. SIRI does transmit a lot of data using voice back to not only users but to the Apple servers. In this manner, SIRI uncovers information. Many hypothesize that perhaps this process is what is causing data to be used in large amount. Apple was unable to be reached in regards to the problem.
Despite the problem, some tech experts offer ways in which to limit data usage for the iPhone 4S. These would include turning off cellular data so some tasks aren’t performed only using Wi-Fi. Another solution was to switch off the iCloud connection and use it only when needed. While these solutions have helped many users, they do not help all. Hopefully, Apple will address this problem as effectively as they did the battery drain issues.