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 can I diagnose what is using my 3g connection in small packets

My GSM carrier rounds all used data up to 100KB. Which means that if some app is sending/receiving 500 bytes, I get charged for 100KB. Lately I observed that I go through several hundred megabytes ...
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find total incoming and outgoing time

I am using HTC WildFire, and what to find how long I have been talking on the phone since purchase? i.e., I want to find out, my total incoming and outgoing call duration
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How to know the data consumption of android device within a very small date range

Background I watch my data consumption religiously, since the telcom operators in Lebanon charge an arm and a leg for every MB spent. The bundles cost ok, but when you exceed the bundle they charge ...
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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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Removing app from data calculation

I have a subscription that makes Spotify not count towards my data cap. Thing is, when I go in my data usage calculations on my phone, it still is counted. Any way to remove an app from the data cap ...
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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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Why did the app name “Android OS” suddenly spike in data usage?

I have a couple of questions here. I am using the 2nd generation Nexus 7 tablet (wifi only) that was connected to my personal mobile hot spot. Yesterday, I saw a spike in my data usage that was ...
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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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Extract or view data usage for specific times

In Android 4.0 there's data usage I can see how much for date to date was used. I want to see for specific date and only 1h from specific time. How can I view this already used data usage? DON'T post ...
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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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Mobile data limiter keeps enabling itself

I'm 'grandfathered' in on Verizon's old 'unlimited' data program so I'm trying to get the data limiter to be completely disabled (or removed if that's possible). Going to system->data usage->and ...
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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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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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How to export data usage stats?

I am able to see the stats generated by Android at Settings>Data Usage for cellular data and wifi both. Is there any way to export these stats? I don't think android has any option for the ...
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Is there a way to track mobile data usage without a “billing cycle”?

The stock data manager is so complicated, with its monthly billing cycle. I have a prepaid data plan which doesn't expire. I want to set a data limit, and after that limit is hit, no matter in how ...
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Remove specific application from Data usage

I'm using Marshmallow and I'm rooted. After looking in alot of places and search in google I didn't find any answer. My question is, is possible to remove specific information in Data Usage in ...
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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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Help! 25 unkown apps messing with my phone

These apps keep showing up in my data usage screen. I have no idea what they are or where they came from. There are 25 of them by the way. All they seem to do is use up data and interfere with my ...
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Custom ROM targeted for children

Is there a custom ROM that is targeted at child users? I would be interested in features such as: custom screens per child restricted app usage (installing, removing, screen/usage time, blocking in ...
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How can I set a data cap per application?

In Android, you can see how many data each application has used. You can also forbid an application from using data by hand. And you can set an automatic data cap for the entire system. But is there a ...
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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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Android OS (ICS) consumes more data in background in Funbook

I bought Micromax Funbook P3000 (All Winner A10-based clone) one month back and I have a 3G USB Dongle (Tata Photon+), I have a 10 GB plan, in that 5GB was used by Android OS itself. How to stop this ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Identifying why Google Play Services is hogging background data

My biggest data usage is Google Play Services background data. Google Play Services is used by many other apps, hiding which app is actually responsible for the data usage. This also means you can'...
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Pulling Android data usage statistics from settings

Is there a way to pull or display the Android data usage statistics from the settings on a day by day basis? Currently the Usage section in settings shows a range of days but it doesn't show how much ...
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How to make an app only work on wifi (never use data even if opened)

I have a new Android version 5.1, Moto E 2nd Gen. I just figured out which apps used up all my cell data, so I want to make it so these data-guzzling apps (the ones I want to keep) work ONLY on wifi, ...
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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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How do you find the detailed app data usage in android7.0

Before I was able to go into data and on the list of apps pick one and get a chart comparing the global use and the apps use: Has this detail view disappeared in Android 7.0?
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On android 6.0.1 there's no more DAILY data usage limit setting

I've got a daily plan. 1GB each day. I wanted to set daily data usage for my phone and i remember there was a daily option on android 4 but now there's no option to change.. only monthly. This is so ...
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How can I manage data use based on different periods of the day?

I have a monthly pre-paid data plan with this detail: 1.2GB from 00am to 12pm (24 hours) 11GB between 0-9am (9 hours) Is there a data manager app or other method that can monitor data usage with ...
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stock data usage widget is displaying the wrong info

I'm running 5.1 and have the stock data monitor/usage widget on my homescreen. My problem is that the quantity displayed on the widget is completely unrelated to (the correct) quantity displayed in ...
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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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How to display/obtain detailed app data usage of last 24h?

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 ...
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How to configure maximum internet speed?

I would like to set a maximum value for upload and download speeds. I want to do this so that the monthly consumption of bandwidth per month would be reduced. This would help reduce the costs ...
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How to reduce the quality of streaming on Galaxy S4

I recently upgraded from Galaxy S1 (Android 2.3.5) to S4 (SGH-I337M with Android 4.4.2) The thing is before I couldn't have the Chrome browser because was not compatible and my YouTube app played ...
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Why doesn't Android report accurate Netflix data usage?

I played ~2h of Netflix on my Nexus 5, on T-Mobile's LTE network early this morning. I had switched off WiFi. After doing so, the data usage screen looks like this (scaled down): Netflix data usage (...
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Is there any way to dump the Data Usage log through the ADB shell?

The reason I would need to dump these data is because in smalls display (S5301) doesn't fit everything and data is cut. I couldn't do anything to move that graphic. Look, I've searched in Google ...
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OS services and Android OS using data

I have a question following up Locking applications to wifi only data connections: I followed the guide given in its answer and notice some applications (like Android OS) don't have the option to be ...
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AFWall+ is not blocking apps

I've used AFWall+ to block Weather Services Pro from using my data plan, but My Data Manager app still shows it in the top 3 of data plan use. Is there some background process using data that isn't ...
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How can I easily restrict all apps EXCEPT specific apps from using data?

Let's say I have 100 apps on my Nexus 4. I want to limit all but 2 of them from running on my data plan (I have 30MB a month). How can I easily exclude all apps except specific applications from ...
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Packet monitoring on phone

I suspect one of the apps on my phone is sending private data back to its servers. I'd like to analyze the traffic generated by this app. Specifically, I'd like to monitor the requests it's making (...
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Data Usage by Apps That Aren't Running

I have a OnePlus 3 and am using a product called GlassWire to monitor my data activity. Recently it is showing that certain of my apps are using the network even though they are not running. By this ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...