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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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Disabling data limit notifications for disabled SIM?

I have a Motorola G (2nd gen) with dual SIM. Only one SIM at a time can be used for mobile data. I have limited free data on both SIMs. When the first SIM reaches this limit, I switch mobile data over ...
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How can I limit WiFi data usage to activities I explicitly allow?

I'm about to go on a cruise, and the ship has its own WiFi. If things are the same as before, they allow a very small amount of data a day for free (beyond that requires purchasing data). To use ...
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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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Monitor data usage per connected (individual) wifi

I'm looking for a way to monitor data usage by individuals (connected wifi) from my Android WLAN hotspot. After enabling hotspot, It shows me no. of users connected and provides a feature to block ...
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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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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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Mobile data is turned off but provider shows data trickle

I have turned off cellular data on my phone (Nexus 5, Android 6.0.1) but the data usage summary on my provider's portal is still (slowly) increasing. Does Android still use a small amount of data ...
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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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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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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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Tracking Android phone usage

My wife thinks I spend too much time on my smartphone, but I believe she spends more time than me on hers. Is there a way to monitor and provide statistics on our phone usage, so we can objectively ...
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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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Is WiFi data usage included in the “Data Usage” screen?

Android devices feature a Data usage screen, accessible from the main pull-down menu. The data usage page lists both the total data consumed and the data consumed per application. Is WiFi data ...
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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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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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Monitor activites of an app and see what it is sending over the internet

Few months ago, I installed an automation app called MacroDroid, but after few days I uninstalled it. Now today, when I was checking apps in /system/app I stumbled upon an app called ...
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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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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 many SIMs does Data Usage remember?

The Data Usage screen of Android seems to remember data usage per SIM. What I want to know is how many SIMs does it remember before deleting the old ones or does it not do that? With my carrier it's ...
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Exclude one program in data usage

My provider provides rdio for free. This generates data traffic, but is not taken from my data plan. How can I exclude this program from data usage limit and or calculation?
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Calculator WiFi usage on Marshmallow, Nexus 5? What?

I have not used the calculator app. I also don't know why it would be using the wifi or any kind of external data. Yet behold, below: I flashed 6.0 recently and restored some apps from an old ...
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How to turn off data after a certain amount

How to turn off data after a certain amount Aim: To make my data turn off after it reaches a predefined amount of data to use. For example, I am using my portable hotspot to my computer with my phone....
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Can I find out what exactly is “android system” traffic?

I'm using Android 4.4.4 CyanogenMOD 12. My traffic is dominated by "android-system" - about half of my data usage is caused by "it" and I have no idea why it transfers data. backup (backup & ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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What do the two different colors mean in the Data Usage graph?

The Google Dialer app consumed all my data in the background for reasons unbeknownst to me on my Nexus 5. I restarted my phone in safe mode. When I went to check the app data usage again (just to make ...
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How to troubleshoot Android System data usage

How to troubleshoot this? This didn't used to be so bad... Not sure if its a new app, updated app, OS malfunction or what. Android system is seemingly a black box. Are there any apps or techniques to ...
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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 set data usage cycle to non-monthly value?

My network operator charges to my account every 28 days rather than every month. How can I change the data usage cycle length under Settings > Connections > Data Usage accordingly?
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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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Huge unexplained data transfer - investigating

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3, and I do normal usage with it (web, reddit, mail, texts no netflix some youtube clips and not much streaming overall). Have been using it for about 2.5 year, without ever ...
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How to set personal interval to check data usage?

On my Nexus 4 with stock Lollipop, I can check the usage data month by month, but my subscription is every 30 days (around the 15th). New contracts last 28 days, so there is more difference between ...
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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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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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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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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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Sudden surge in network usage by unknown processes

Phone Details: Model: Nexus 4 (mako) Current ROM: Paranoid Android 4.3-BETA2 Xposed Present? Yes I flashed the new Paranoid Android 4.4- BETA1 today and noticed my phone downloading something. I had ...
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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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Disable Data Connection for Certain Applications?

So, sometimes when I'm at work, I have a problem wherein I want to use my phone's data connection to stream music, but I don't want to be bombarded with notifications from Google Voice/ GMail / ...
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System so slow; permanent WiFi activity

I guess my Android device is permanent communicating over the Internet, without any doing of my side. This slows down the system. Is there any way to see the actual WiFi activity? I mean I like to ...
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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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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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How can I control wi-fi data use?

I'll be taking a vacation next summer, and on the cruise data use is sold per megabyte. If I JUST want to check e-mail on my android device, how the heck do I do that? How do I prevent all the other ...
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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 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 ...