I'm using Android KitKat. I'm not able the clear the data usage of mobile data (Mobile) as well as Wi-Fi. Is there any option to clear the data usage in rooted and non-rooted Android devices?

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IMG: Data usage Mobile and Wifi

Somebody Please do help. Am using Non-rooted Android Device.


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On a rooted device, go to /data/system/netstats/ and delete all the files there. Reboot the device and the data history would be gone. Worked on Android 4.2.1 and 5.0.2, and maddisonj and Beygi reported it works on 4.4.2 and Android 8.0 as well. It clears both SIM data as well as of Wi-Fi.

This would not reset the current cycle you would be having. I believe /data/system/notification_policy.xml manages it, so you can edit it out if that cycle also bothers you.

(Click image to enlarge; image order: before and after deleting the files)


On a non-rooted device, factory reset seems to be the only choice.

  • Somebody noted that, on Android ICS, the correct way is adb shell; su; rm /data/system/netstats*.bin; sync; sync /data/system; sync /data/system*; Then do a hard-reboot.
    – Firelord
    Dec 21, 2015 at 21:38
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    I'd like to let everyone know that this also works on Android 8
    – Beygi
    May 3, 2018 at 3:47

You just have to do that disable your app then enable again all the data usage history will reset automatically

  • No it will not, please do some research before you post answer Oct 20, 2017 at 22:29
  • Apart from which: How do you disable a user-installed app? And how do you disable something like "Android system" if it comes to that? So even if that were true, it's not feasible.
    – Izzy
    Oct 25, 2017 at 6:53

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