Questions tagged [data-monitoring]

All concerning the monitoring of data, e.g. monitoring traffic (who transfers what) as well as traffic volume. Please see the 'info' link below for a more detailed explanation.

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Huge Data Usage started last month - 4GB over mothly average

I have an HTC One (M8) with Cyanogenmod 12 (12-20150625-snapshot-yng4nao09n-m8) which I have been using since June. Before that I had a different version of CM on the same phone and did a full reset. ...
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Shark for Root not working

I am pretty much new to the packet sniffing. I found some application for the same Shark for root. I have rooted my phone for the application and I tried logging the packets being transferred from my ...
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How do I reset WiFi data usage stats? [duplicate]

I am connected to friends hotspot via wifi so I want to keep track of my data usage of her hotspot. So I am checking the WiFi data usage, but since its for 3 months its not very useful. How can I ...
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Metered wi-fi connection on Android tablet?

I have a non-rooted Nexus 7 (2013), and connect to the internet via a Mi-Fi hotspot. I have a low data cap, so I need to track usage closely. I'd like to be able to mark my connection as metered, but ...
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Disabling Verizon Galaxy S4 from sending usage data back to Verizon

Its come to my understanding that Verizon gets information about how you use your phone reported back to it. Information such as "Amount of data used for Facebook, Snapchat, Netflix" etc. I know ...
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Get raw app usage data

Android seems to keep a log of the past week of app usage. It seems that there are many applications that are able to get this "App usage" permission and by querying some underlying api get all the ...
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How to determine what's causing Chrome to consume cellular data

Short: How can I know why my Android Chrome consumes so much data - which sites, maybe some rogue plugins etc. Background: Recently I've been getting notifications from my carrier and also from my ...
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How to view network traffic requested by a specific app?

There are lots of discussion on how to see which app is requesting network connection. I have tried the following apps: tcapturepacket wifi monitor connection tracker However, none of them was ...
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Why is my News & Weather app using so much data (and battery)?

I'm running Android 6.0 on an HTC M9. In the last 13 days, my News & Weather app has used 1.37GB of data. In that same period, Google Play Store used 1.22GB. For a few weeks now I have had ...
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Is there any way to completely block any app from using data (Android 6.0)

I have a problem: my house wifi goes down a lot for some unknown reason, and so I turn on data to continue whatever conversation I was having on my laptop on my phone. Then I forget to turn on wifi ...
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Which process is responsible for capturing (mobile/WiFi) data usage?

The problem is that it is broken for me. I customized quite a bit, specifically installing a firewall that uses root and disabling broadcast receivers and services in many Huawei and Google apps that ...
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What could cause large discrepancies in reported data use?

On my Galaxy s3, 3 different reports on (cellular) data usage are giving me 3 wildly different answers. My data counter widget reports 1.26GB transferred, up and down total. Android's internal data ...
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Whatsapp limiting network usage?

Someone I know has recently registered with Whatsapp and has been a heavy user of Video chats and other bandwidth heavy features. Today they've had an issue with sending and receiving messages, and ...
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“Android OS” is continuously downloading something in the background, how can I stop that?

My HTC One V (on 4.0 ICS) seems to be continuously downloading something even when it's inactive, and it's using the battery abnormally fast. My data usage graph: (click to enlarge) On the first ...
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Historical data usage on Android Pie

I'm trying to check my historical data usage on my OnePlus 6 (OxygenOS 9.0.6). I used to be able to go to the Data Usage settings and use a drop-down list at the top to select different time periods, ...
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Chrome on Android has just eaten all my data plan

I am using Chrome on Nexus 5X. Nothing like this ever happened until the last 2 days - my data plan was depleted suddenly, the carrier's app claimed that I have no more data, and when I checked my ...
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How can I record mobile network traffic?

I need to record edge/3g mobile traffic in pcap file. I can't find any working app for this. How can I do this? Samsung Galaxy s3, root, cyanogenmod11.
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4G mobile data being used even when mobile data setting is off?

I have a Motorola Moto G, the 4G version, with the original ROM upgraded to the latest version (4.4.4 official from Motorola). The first thing I did when I got it was the same I have done when I got ...
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Can my phone be monitored by my family members without them ever accessing it?

It is actually for a friend, so less info. But she suspects that one of her family members know what she is watching on youtube and maybe also about Whatsapp messages. Do you think that is possible? ...
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What doesn't data usage show?

I was recently helping someone try to figure out were the data usage was coming from since recently it has sky rocketed from under 8GB to well over 30GB. Anyway, they went to the data usage under ...
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Restricting an app to only send internet traffic but not receive that back?

Is there a way or app to restrict some apps on my Android, or the whole device, to only send internet data packets but not receive them back? I want to confuse a game app by doing this. It restricts ...
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Why I couldn't monitor traffic from this page?

When I opened the capture log I found nothing from the page other than this when I first tried to visit it using http only, and then I get that security warning and i click proceed to unsafe anyway i ...
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Android 9. No Total Data usage graph?

I have just upgraded from Android 5.0 to 9.0 on my new phone and I can't find the Total Mobile data usage graph? I can only seem to get graphs for each individual app? Have they removed this feature? ...
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Multiple chrome tabs impact

I am interested in finding out how much impact on battery usage,data usage and memory/ resource drain does occur on my Android 8.1 (Oreo) when I have multiple instances of apps ( facebook 3 pages ...
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time/date on usage stats

my usage stats on my android stamped everything Dec31, 1969. why? what the hell?
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Android massive background data usage 38 GB month

I have Mediatek Smartphone with stock Android 7.0 and suddenly it increases data usage. Tracked it down to /data/data/com.android.email/cache which is occupying 1.6 GB. I have cleared cache many times ...
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Walking: counting steps when walking back and forth in a circle

I am aware of the fact that Android devices can count the number of steps taken by a person as they walk. However, I am uncertain as to how they do this. Do they rely solely on GPS? If so, if someone ...
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Sniffing SSL/TLS connections with BURP

I want to sniff SSL/TLS encrypted traffic of my installed apps using BURP. After installing the burp certificate on my One Plus 5T and moving certificates through the Magisk tweak "Move Certificates" ...
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What happens under the hood when a network request is made by an application

I'm interested in knowing what happens at the kernel level when an application makes a network request. While playing with strace I was hoping to find system calls like connect() to make a connection ...
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How to block network traffic going to a specific remote port?

Is there a way I could block a specific network port connection for a specific app in Android? My phone is rooted. I know iptables -I OUTPUT -p tcp --dport xx -j DROP but this blocks those ports for ...
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How to list all files that an Android app is currently reading or writing?

I want to list all the files that an Android app is currently reading or writing, something like what Windows' Disk Activity in Resource Monitor does: How can I do that?
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What could cause a page opened on Firefox to have an enormous data usage?

I have opened the rather innocuous page on reputable website Quanta Magazine using Firefox Android 65.0.1 (with NoScript installed) and left it open. The data usage rapidly burned through 1 GB of ...
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What is this unknown app using my wifi?

I've just noticed this 10109 in my wifi usage. I have a separate entry for Deleted apps so it must be an active one. I have root, running RR Rom on a OnePlus 5T if that is of any help in identifying ...
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How do I find out what is causing the app “Google” to use so much background data

Even though I have background data turned off, it is using incredibly high amounts of data to the point of being ridiculous. This is starting to cost me money as data is not unlimited in Canada. It's ...
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How to view more than 90 days of data usage in GlassWire

How do I view data usage that is more than 90 days in GlassWire? The screenshot below display viewing of 1 min data usage. When select the drop down list, the maximum period is 90 days. So, how do I ...
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Track data traffic on HTC with Android 6.1 for more than the last month?

My HTC M9+ has a built in data counter. Unfortunately it is reset every month. Is there a way to find out how much data I used up previous months or year? I haven't factory reset the phone for at ...
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How can I Disable Background Data Usage for 'Android OS'?

I recently rooted my phone so that I could use AFWALL+ to disable Background & Foreground Data Usage for everything except the Browser, and it is working fine for all apps except for a package ...
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How to determine to what hosts Android apps are connecting (root)?

How does one determine to what hosts Android apps are connecting (or trying to connect)? Want to know this information even if the host is being blocked by an entry in the hosts file. Assume the ...
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Why does Android OS data usage not count?

I have noticed that "Android OS" consumes a lot of data on my phone (LineageOS 14.1; Samsung Galaxy SIII GT-I9300; rooted). However, this data seems not to count for the overall data usage. As you can ...
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`/data` and `/sdcard` use the same block device?

My OnePlus 3 is in a pretty weird situation. I deleted the contents of /sdcard on an adb shell while my phone was running TWRP via: # rm -r /sdcard* I also deleted the hidden files files but they ...
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How to clear the data usage?

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? (Click ...
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Do the apps that require a full internet access override android network settings?

You all know that some apps require "full internet access', and other permissions. Some use it for ads, some use it for other reasons, etc. So, can these apps access the internet when my wifi network ...
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How to limit/throttle WiFi data speed on my Android device?

I am testing an Android application and need to understand how does the app behave on different internet speeds. An example of test case is: 1. set the maximum bandwidth to 20kbps and check how it ...
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Weekly mobile usage

I have a weekly payment cycle for mobile data. The data usage settings are limited to a monthly billing cycle and data warning. What can I do to monitor data usage on a weekly cycle?
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Media Storage: what is it, and why is it using all my data?

I am only 5 days into my Billing cycle, and noticed that already like 1/3rd of my data has been used (thanks to My Data Manager)... So I looked to see what has used all this data, and it says it is "...
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Data Warning Slider Missing

I used to have 2 sliders, a warning slider & a limit slider, now just a limit slider is present.
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Data Monitoring for OTA update

After enabling Data Monitoring, if I do OTA update download and install, will data used during OTA download be monitored?
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Unable to change mobile data cycle date on huawei p9 lite with android 7.0

My old phone had an option to change the mobile data cycle date. As you can see in the image below the option is gone. Does anyone know where I can find it in this "new and improved" version of ...
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Monitor permission usage

Does anybody know a way to monitor the permissions on my phone? I am not interested in "Which app got which permissions", there are many apps available for that, e.g. aSpotCat - Permission Checker ...
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Negative timespan on battery usage graph and blank WiFi data usage graph on CM12.1 after installing WhatsApp

I recently installed CM12.1 on my Moto G 2013 XT1033. After installing WhatsApp and rebooting, the data usage meter isn't showing. The same goes for the battery usage details. Click image(s) for ...