Check Your Data Usage
These days smart phones are getting bigger and more qualitative, and so is the content we view on them. If you’re like millions of people worried about your data usage, here’s how to check data usage. And find how close you are to your limit, as well as how to set limit reminder.
The days of truly unlimited data plans are long gone, but with few still having grandfathered unlimited plans from some carriers. Most carriers have switched to tiered data plans, and those offering “Unlimited Data” restricts users speeds after a certain amount, usually around 2GB.
How to check your data usage?
With Android Devices there are a few different ways to get to know data usage. In Android 5.0 Lollipop Google even introduced a new shortcut right in the notification center. Below we’ll go over both of those methods and everything above, letting you be in control of your data usage, and monitor it as it go’s.
While carriers claim that data usage meter on our Android smart phone may slightly differ from actual usage from theirs. The numbers are usually accurate and safe enough to use in order to ensure you don’t go over limits. Thankfully with Android checking the data usage is extremely easy, so here’s how to do it.
Follow Instructions Below :
The easiest way is by simply pulling down the notification bar from the top. And tap the gear-shaped settings icon. This will be on the top right (will be same on almost all Android devices). It will take you into device settings. From there, the top of the list has a few options, usually right at the top with WiFi and Bluetooth, is Data usage.
Navigate to Settings >> Wireless & Networks >> Data Usage. You’ll see a screen that looks like the first screen here:
Tap data usage option in settings and you’re done. There is an area with a graph showing you data usage. How much you have used since your last cycle (you can set monthly).
If you scroll down, it even breaks it down by apps usage. It’s very convenient, and also helps you figure out which part of your usage is draining the most data. It’s important to note that this charts only show data sent through your cellular data (mobile data) connection and not your Wi-Fi connection. You might be a YouTube junkie, if you do all your watching while connected to your wifi network. It won’t register here. If you want to see Wi-Fi data usage as well, press the menu button and select “Show Wi-Fi usage.”
Set Warnings While Reaching Limits :
In addition to just monitoring, you can also set data warnings just by adjusting the slider bar to your interest—when you reaches the amount specified by the cut off limit, you’ll get warnings to let you know where you’re at.
Disable Data When Data Limit Reached Automatically :
Even you can also enable “Set mobile data limit” option. You can use the orange slider to specify when you’d like mobile data to cut off completely. Once you’ve hit the limit, mobile data will be disabled on its own until you turn it back on.
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