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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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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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Is there a ways to set data speed limit in android?

Is there a way to set data speed limit on android device(Samsung Galaxy GTi9003,Gingerbread 2.3.6)? Note :this is different from data limit. I want to use 3G network 300MB/month plan which I think ...
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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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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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Android data usage shows significant usage even without SIM card

I just purchased a Nexus 4 to replace an old Android phone. After learning my lesson last time, I've decided to start the phone without a SIM card and sync all my apps etcetera over Wi-Fi so it doesn'...
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Gmail app vs. browser, in terms of data consumption

Does the Gmail app use more data than just using a web browser to check my emails?
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Can I use Adblock Plus for Android and still see per-app data use?

I have a rooted device and I'm interested in installing Adblock Plus for Android. The app, that is, not the Firefox extension. The FAQ says: To filter ads, all traffic has to pass through Adblock ...
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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 change the data usage cycle day for Wi-Fi?

Changing the starting day for Mobile data was already non-obvious as shown in this answer. Now, how can I change the day of month for Wi-Fi usage as well? Currently, I have the following cycles ...
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How can I tell if a Watch Later video has been successfully preloaded?

Preloading of 'Watch Later' videos has been enabled, but I do not know how to tell when a video I am about to watch has been successfully pre-loaded by the YouTube app. As others have noted (Youtube ...
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Traffic analysis and inconsistent results on Nexus One

my question is aimed to those who have already performed some kind of network traffic analysis on Android. My device is a rooted Nexus One. I've developed a simple C program, using Pcap Libraries, ...
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wifi only when traveling; also necessary to turn off packet data?

My son has a Galaxy S3 and is travelling to Russia. He'd like to be able to use his phone for Internet use, and Skype, when connected to Wifi. Otherwise, he doesn't want to incur extra or roaming ...
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Does adding a google account to phone increase data charges?

I've written an app that uses google push notifications to install upgrades. The problem is that certain companies that my app is rolled out to, have phones that are running Android 2.3.6. This means ...
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Wow, my Android OS used 1.75GB in 5 days

I just purchased a samsung galaxy s2 from Virgin Mobile on the 7th of May 2013. Have it activated on the 8th of May 2013. Can anyone tell me why my Android OS would have used up 1.75 GB of data in ...
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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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Internet Usage on Samsung Galaxy Ace 5830.

My provider gives my 3GB of data and I don't know how to find out how much I have used or have left. Where can I find this information
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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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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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How can I monitor my phone usage between two top up

I have a prepaid mobile subscription and I want to know how much I phoned between two payments. There are plenty of applications that can track my phone usage in general, but I am missing the feature ...
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Viewing app's internet activity by URL? [duplicate]

How would I go about viewing the activity of an app based on what HTTP requests it is sending and receiving? For example, I have an app that gets me statistics for a video game I play. I want to know ...
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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 can I monitor and log data connection mode and rate, and log with location?

I would like to understand what connection type and theoretical data rate my phone is using for its data connection, and how it changes with different locations. I'm not looking for an actual data ...
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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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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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Does Android's “Data Usage” also count uploads?

As per my question above... does the data usage that came into existence in ICS count uploads as well as downloads?
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How to detect who is downloading apk files in background?

At some point in time my Android phone start downloading some .apk files in background. I assume this is doing some of the free apps what I've installed on my new phone from Google Play (I've ...
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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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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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Monitoring phone usage and limits

I have 100 minutes of free talk every week, 25 free SMS every week and 2GB of Internet data usage in a month. Nothing alerts me when one of these thresholds has been exceeded. Is there any way to ...
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How can I disable mobile data connectivity on my Sanyo Zio?

I have a pay as you go Android phone. I only pay 10 dollars per 3 months (or something like that). That means that every cent counts before I run out of money. I want this phone for emergency reasons ...
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Google Services hogging data - how to stop it? [duplicate]

Note: there is a related question to this, however it has no definitive answer. Asking in case anyone has discovered any solutions in the intervening period. Onavo count continually reports that ...
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How much data does Google Maps navigation use?

Does anyone have a rough number for how much data Google Maps navigation uses per, say, 100 miles or something? I know it will vary slightly by user and area, but I'm just looking for an average/...
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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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When I back out of an app is it still using up my data?

When I am coming out of an app such as facebook, do I just back out of it and is it still using up my data?
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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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Is it possible for my mobile carrier to track my wifi usage and bill me accordingly?

I watch a lot of inspiration videos from TED (www.ted.com.au) on my new Galaxy S2 phone. However, I only do this when I am at home and can access my home wifi network. My home wifi and the phone's 3G ...
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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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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 does Android determine which apps are “social networking” apps for data usage purposes? [closed]

My phone carrier (Bell Canada) says that in addition to my maximum data limit, I have "unlimited social network" usage. I'm wondering which apps count as social networking apps? As an Android ...
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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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Traffic of Opera Mini vs Mobile with Turbo

How much traffic does Opera Mini user compared to Opera Mobile with Turbo enabled? I suppose it's less but I haven't seen any numbers.
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Display data usage by application [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to monitor the amount of data traffic? Is there a way I can monitor how much data all the individual apps use? All the traffic monitors I have found only show the total ...
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Why does my phone consume megabytes of traffic when idle?

I have installed Traffic Monitor to check how much data is transferred between my phone and the rest of the world. The traffic is categorized by application, but there is also the category "system ...
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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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Is there a way to see 3G connection time?

I have a time-based data plan, therefore I would like to have a report of the 3G connection time (possibly with a weekly reset). However, all the application on the market reports the data usage, and ...
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Seeing Huge Amount of Data Usage with Google Music

I have recently purchased the Galaxy Nexus, and I am extremely happy with it. As part of that purchase, I decided to bring all my music into Google Music. So, I've been using Google Music on my way ...
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DCS Service on HTC Desire Z

I installed My Data Manager to see how much data traffic my phone generates and I noticed that there's some "DCS Service" using on average 180MB (!) per month. DCS Service is not something I ...
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Phone keeps downloading data with no user activity, where's the leak?

I've got a strange problem. My HTC Incredible running MIUI has a data leak of some sort. It downloaded over 4 GB's of data last month and I can't seem to figure out where it's coming from. I've ...