Have you ever wanted to know how to track how much data your iPhone or iPad are using? If you're on a capped plan, you probably should, especially now that there have been accusations AT&T have been fudging data numbers. There are a few different ways in which you can track how much data your iPhone or iPad has used. Stay with us after the break to find out how to use the built-in method.
Most casual users will only go through about 100 to 200 MB per month. So as long as you are not downloading videos or streaming a ton of internet radio you should be fine even on a relatively low tiered plan. The only way to know for sure, however, is to keep track of it. (I have at times gotten into hot water with my carrier due to the number of YouTube videos I watched!)
- Go to settings
- Tap General
- Tap Usage
- Look at Cellular Network Data, sent and received
- Reset Statistics
Now you can reset the statistics so you can track your usage. It will also tell you the last day that you reset. Unless you're a math whiz with a great memory, set an alarm to remind you to tap Reset Statistics at the beginning of each billing cycle so you have a better idea how much data you're using during the current month.
Bonus Tip: There are also apps like DataMan -- which Alley reviewed back in December and now comes in an iPad version as well -- that help you track and manage your data.
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