I know Android has a nice built-in way to visualize the monthly data usage on a daily basis. It also displays the cumulative data transfered data per app per cycle (1 month).

Where are the data usage numbers stored internally? And how detailed are they? More specifically, I am trying to figure out which app consumed data in the last X hours (or between timestamp A and timestamp B). Something ate up all remaining prepaid data last night (oddly while I was on WiFi and with background data restricted).

  • You've seen the vertical bars in Settings › Data Usage and that you can use them to restrict stats to e.g. those 24h?
    – Izzy
    Dec 21, 2015 at 6:20
  • @Izzy Yes, I've seen the vertical bars. How do you restrict them to a specific period? The phone I'm looking at is running Android 5.1.1 Dec 21, 2015 at 6:33
  • I'm moving them left or right (tap-and-hold, then move), until exactly the wanted period is covered.
    – Izzy
    Dec 21, 2015 at 6:35
  • Hmm that does not work for me. I can only move a horizontal data warning bar up and down. Dec 21, 2015 at 6:44
  • Funny. I cannot test with 5.1.1 (no matching device). Try grapping them at their "lower end" (directly on the X axis) – won't work if grabbed "in the middle". Also, tapping the X axis should reveal their resp. markers to make them easier to handle.
    – Izzy
    Dec 21, 2015 at 6:48


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