Does updating apps use data
WIRED Autopia contributor Doug Newcomb recently went on a test drive to find answers.
He found that for an average commute of 30 minutes each way, you’d end up using about 270 MB of data per month for off-board navigation and music streaming alone.
With a data cap on most smartphone plans these days, many keep a close eye on their monthly data usage.
Yet, there are more and more connected apps that we use on a daily basis.
My Data Manager keeps track of your usage and even allows you to set custom alarms when you exceed a certain amount of data in a month.
AT&T offers connectivity through a network of hotspots (see this Wi-Fi hotspot locator map), Verizon also offers a similar service and T-Mobile offer hotspot usage for a monthly fee.
How your carrier accounts for your data usage might be different than what i OS and Android say, so we recommend you keep an eye on your data here for the most accurate information.