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 for specific apps on android

My device is rooted with magisk, and I prefer cli options over apps. My device have android version 10 with stock android. All the firewall apps connect to a vpn (which i don't trust at all) to ...
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Android Malware Connections

Is it possible for android malware (with root privileges) to hide it's connections from network monitoring apps installed on the infected device? Are android network monitoring apps (such as Net ...
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Montoring network traffic on Android phone (for research user study)

For context: We would like to analyze user mobile online (browsing) behavior in a user study. The study has been approved by our university's IRB, participants will have to give informed consent and ...
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un-specified apps have unrestricted data usage when data saver is on…data usage is 3gb /day and every switch is off

my data usage is sky rocketing and and i cannot find the apps that are responsible. the permissions show 2 apps with unrestricted data usage when data saver it off. and when data saver is on there are ...
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How is it possible for my Android device to be using data even if it's powered off?

While I have a technical background, I only just recently purchased my first smartphone, and I'm stumped regarding an explanation that my carrier is giving me. I installed an app from them on my ...
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Why does my android device connects to google server even when i uninstalled all google apps from my android phone?

I have a micromax a116 running jellybean 4.2.1. I have rooted the device and uninstalled all google apps including play store, play services, etc completly from my android device and then factory ...
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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 ...
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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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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 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 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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Adjust how much data I've already used this month

I got a new phone and I need to tell it that I've already used 25 megabytes this period. With the stock app I can I can set a usage limit, but I can't tell it how much I've already used this month.
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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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How to check call logs of my Android phone on my computer via internet

I looking for an app or something which can help to check my phone call logs on my computer, It should not involve USB cable, the app should work wirelessly.. is there any thing that is suitable for ...
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How can we get a list of URLS recently visited by an android device? And the amount of time spent on a URL?

I am trying to figure out how much data collection for time tracking can be automatically done on android devices. So basically I want to collect the amount of time that a user spends on youtube, ...
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My android tablet is not working

My RCA tablet screen says UID'S are inconsistent need to wipe data partition that is all it will do i've let battery run down that is the only way to turn off it is an RCA 7 Mercury. help please
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How do I figure out what is using up all my data?

I typically only use between 1GB and 2GB per month of data. However, this month I was notified that I had exceeded my 4GB limit. I increased the limit to 7GB and within 4 days that was exceeded. I've ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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