by Raffaello2017 Established Contributor
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How much data do I need on an iPad Pro

Hi everyone, could someone advise on how much data I’d need when used in conjunction with WiFi for the new iPad Pro?

This is a list of approximately how much time I spend on my current iPad Mini 3, 90% of the time I’m connected to the WiFi.

Mail and web browsing approximately 3/4 hours daily 

Reading 2.5 hours daily 

Watching Netflix about 2/4 hours 

What I call boredom time about 2/3 hours 

 

Thanks.

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by Grand Master
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Re: How much data do I need on an iPad Pro

@Raffaello2017  You’ll need lees than 10GB a month probably around 5 but you can always up it if you don’t have enough. Choose a plan that’s got a low data amount and up it if needs be.  When I had a cellular iPad I needed no more than 2GB per month and I didn’t need that much because I was mostly using WiFi.  

 

It will also depend if your going to watch anything in HD as this will chew through the data.  You can always lower the video quality to use less data though.   

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by Ace Contributor
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Re: How much data do I need on an iPad Pro

This is different for each person we can't tell you how much you need.


Brendon (Android Expert)
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by Grand Master
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Re: How much data do I need on an iPad Pro

@Raffaello2017  You’ll need lees than 10GB a month probably around 5 but you can always up it if you don’t have enough. Choose a plan that’s got a low data amount and up it if needs be.  When I had a cellular iPad I needed no more than 2GB per month and I didn’t need that much because I was mostly using WiFi.  

 

It will also depend if your going to watch anything in HD as this will chew through the data.  You can always lower the video quality to use less data though.   

by Grand Master
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Re: How much data do I need on an iPad Pro

Only count the time you are not on WiFi. Then you are not using mobile data.

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by Raffaello2017 Established Contributor
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Re: How much data do I need on an iPad Pro

@Chris_B Morning @Chris_B thanks for the advice your solution seems to be the best one to go with...

Thanks @XRaySpeX and @BrendonH for your input into my question...

by Maestro
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Re: How much data do I need on an iPad Pro

Netflix is pretty good at not using huge amounts of mobile data when streaming without compromising the video quality....unlike like Sky Go which eats through your mobile data Smiley Mad

 

I have Netflix set to 'Automatic' for mobile data usage and video quality set to 'Higher' and even then 1 x 1 hour episode uses <500Mb of data.

by Raffaello2017 Established Contributor
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Re: How much data do I need on an iPad Pro

@jmitchel I’ve used Netflix on data with my iPhone X quite a lot, but never really checked the usage as I have 100GB + +. Anyway I’ll see how it goes I placed my order at 09:52 UK time, for the new iPad Pro 11” in Space Grey...

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