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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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How to monitor the amount of data traffic?

I would like to monitor how much data-traffic I use. How?
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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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How can I change the data usage cycle for Mobile data?

The mobile data cycle (Settings -> Data usage) looks quite arbitrary. Since I have changed my data plan, now the new cycle should start at the first day of the month instead of the 6th. How can I ...
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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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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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Limit YouTube to Wi-Fi only

My daughter loves to share videos on YouTube with her friends. As a result she's blown through her monthly 2GB data allotment on multiple occasions. While I've educated her on the difference between ...
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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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How to monitor Wi-Fi usage?

Is it possible to monitor Wi-Fi usage in a similar method to how 3g watchdog monitors 3G usage? I have android 2.2 on my phone. I doesn't need to do everything 3G watchdog does, all I need to see ...
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Why has my Samsung Galaxy S2 become a data hog?

My father has a Samsung Galaxy S2 with the stock GB and un-rooted. The phone has been working flawlessly, but lately (since about 2-3 days) it began to use a crazy amount of data. He normally uses ...
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How do I disable the data usage warning and notification in ICS?

I'm running ICS on a Galaxy Nexus and my data plan is grandfathered in from the days of unlimited data with my carrier- so I don't need any warning or notification for the amount of data I'm using. ...
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switching from unlimited data plan to pay-per-data. what to watch out?

I have been using unlimited data plan, but it is about to finish and after that I'll pay my data charge per data usage. Any particular settings should I change or anything I should take note in order ...
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Is 150 MB / month enough for limited use? [closed]

I've been thinking about getting a pre-owned Samsung Fascinate from Verizon for $40. I can't afford a $30/month unlimited data plan, but I was considering the $15/month 150MB data plan. I'm planning ...
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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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Should the Data Saver Icon Look like Plus or a Pause?

According to this page, the data saver icon should look like a pause button. However, on my nexus 6P (using android nougat), I get a plus icon instead whenever I turn on data saver. What does that ...
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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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Locking applications to wifi only data connections

So I've switched to a tiered data plan. Is there a way to lock certain applications from using 3g/4g and instead only use connected wifi.
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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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How to limit data usage of individual apps?

There are many apps out there to limit data usage of entire system. Using Firewall, I can block an app from accessing Internet, too. But, I don't want these. I want to limit data usage of individual ...
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Details on Android OS massive data usage

Yesterday Android OS on my Nexus 5 transferred 44,7 GB (!) data over both WiFi (42,2 GB) and mobile data (2,5 GB). I have no idea why the data transfer started, and I have no idea why it stopped after ...
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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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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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Restrict Mobile data but exclude some apps

My daughter has a mobile plan that has a restriction on the data she can use each month. But it comes with unlimited Facebook, 4square, Instagram and Twitter. I want to setup her phone so that she ...
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How to turn of Google Samsung Nexus Galaxy `3g`/`mobile data usage` warning?

After turning data mobile usage warning on as described here The exceeded-limit notification stay in my notification list which is very annoying. I cannot remove it - ie. I just need it to notify me ...
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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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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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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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Can you limit data for a number of apps and leave others unlimited?

I've got a monthly plan that gives me 100mb of data for use with any app except for WhatsApp, Facebook (messenger) and Twitter, which are unlimited and will not consume my data. Is there a way to ...
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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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how to monitor mobile data usage but exclude wi-fi

I'm aware there are a large number of data monitoring apps for android but as far as I can see, they all include wi-fi usage in the total. Since my wi-fi usage is unmetered, I only want to monitor 3g ...