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Is WiFi data usage included in the "Data Usage" screen?

What you are seeing here is cellular data (mobile data) only. I am not sure what you would count as a "canonical answer", but the following three screen captures have been taken from a stock android ...
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How to view network traffic requested by a specific app?

If you have rooted phone, go for nethogs (for live monitoring) or iptables (to get statistics) commandline tools. Using VPN or Android stats based apps is the only possible non-root solution. Or refer ...
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How can I change the data usage cycle for Mobile data?

For me (CM 12.1), it is still confusing. You have to go under Settings, Data Usage and then: make sure that both Data connection and Set mobile data limit toggles are ON below them, there is range ...
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How to set personal interval to check data usage?

Unfortunately I don't have enough reputation in this sub-stackexchange, so I will answer instead of commenting. This options is not available in Android (up to this date), but there is an issue (...
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How is it possible to hack/steal the data of a stranger's Android phone by holding it by hand for a while?

Over the years, there were some vulnerabilities affecting the Android Bluetooth stack (sometimes on all devices, sometimes only on devices with a specific chipset). If the vulnerability allows remote ...
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Why does Android OS data usage not count?

As far as I can tell, Android OS (sometimes called OS + others) is not actually a real application to say. Basing this on one data application I've used it is explained; It is a "catch all" pseudo-...
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Which process is responsible for capturing (mobile/WiFi) data usage?

DataUsageController (a component of Settings app) collects data from NetworkStatsService (1) which is part of Android framework i.e. system_server and depends on (2) TrafficController (a component of ...
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Restricting an app to only send internet traffic but not receive that back?

It's possible, but far from easy to achieve. There are multiple approaches we can use to block (or at least try to block) incoming traffic. But blocking one way traffic doesn't make sense in most ...
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How to view network traffic requested by a specific app?

With PCAPdroid you can see the individual connections made by the apps. It's an open source tool developed by me which works without root (root is optional). It has lots of interesting features for ...
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Why do restricted apps still use data?

Amazon is using data in two cases: Foreground : App is active (foremost on screen), screen is on and user interacting with it. You would have probably done that in response to a notification or ad ...
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What are all these Google internet hosts (domains) and why is stripped-down Android connecting to all of them?

I don't know the purpose of all hosts, but here is what I know: connectivitycheck.gstatic.com On this host typically only the URL https://connectivitycheck.gstatic.com/generate_204 is used. It is used ...
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Termux access /sdcard/data

I believe that you are talking about /sdcard/Android/data instead of /sdcard/data. From what I gathered, this is an intentional "security" feature. It is possible to bypass by root, but that ...
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How to export data usage stats?

You can save data usage recordings using an ADB command like the following: adb shell dumpsys netstats detail full > data_usage.txt If you are interested in the data usage of a specific ...
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Android massive background data usage 38 GB month

Netguard can be an amazing choice in this situation. You can block apps from taking up unnecessary data, and can also allow apps of your choice to use data. I would most probably uninstall that email ...
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How can I view the mobile data usage for each application for a given day?

You can achieve that using a third-party data usage application like 3G Watchdog With 3G Watchdog you can have finer breakdown of data usage down to individuals application with options to view data ...
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Tracking Android phone usage

I think that QualityTime meets your needs: QualityTime (source: Google Play; click images for larger variants) QualityTime is a fun, visually engaging and easy-to-use Android app that allows ...
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Media Storage: what is it, and why is it using all my data?

My phone was also using too much data for this process, and the solution for it was to restrict background data. You can find this option in Settings -> Data usage -> Menu. Just tick the checkbox.
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Mobile data is turned off but provider shows data trickle

If you're using LTE, the reason could be, that LTE is causing traffic even if mobile data is turned off. See here: https://android.stackexchange.com/a/132642/185648
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Should the Data Saver Icon Look like Plus or a Pause?

It looks like Google changed it. According to a video on this page it should look like a plus sign.
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What are all these Google internet hosts (domains) and why is stripped-down Android connecting to all of them?

@Robert has already given an answer to several addresses. I will just add my 2 cents for the following: history.google.com: relates to your account activities (searches , youtube, location, etc). ...
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Whatsapp limiting network usage?

There was and possibly still is a restriction on message forwarding but there is none on data usage. WhatsApp has announced it will restrict the number of times an individual message can be ...
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Can my phone be monitored by my family members without them ever accessing it?

Only if they have the password to her Google Account or her device is set in the Family Friendly mode (which I find very difficult to happen, otherwise she wouldn't be able to use WhatsApp), tell her ...
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Walking: counting steps when walking back and forth in a circle

The step counter is usually not GPS based. Instead the accelerometer sensor of your phone is used. When walking for every step your body moves up and down a bit which can be easily measured by this ...
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How to block network traffic going to a specific remote port?

You can block all TCP traffic from app with UID 10142, destined for port 53: ~# iptables -I OUTPUT -m owner --uid-owner 10142 -p tcp --dport 53 -j DROP Change UID and port as per your needs.
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How to view network traffic requested by a specific app?

If you only want to track which app performs connections to which server I recommend the app Net Monitor to you. It acts as a local VPN and is therefore able to detect all network traffic. ...
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Unable to change mobile data cycle date on huawei p9 lite with android 7.0

It seems that Huawei phones don’t seem to have that feature, which may be due to certain manufacturer's reasons. Its skinned UI (EMUI) provides the feature in a slightly different place. If you go ...
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Why is Maps using outrageous amounts of background data?

You can prevent it by activating "Restrict app background data" (seen in your second screenshot). There is also the Datally app (from Google itself), which allows you to block internet access for ...
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Weekly mobile usage

Alternatively you could achieve the same with 3g Watchdog, giving a breakdown usage history per day/week etc. Additionally extra alerts, for switching mobile data automatically add soon as it exceed ...
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Weekly mobile usage

Withe the App MyDataManager it is possible to monitor mobile data usage in 4 ways : Monthly Weekly Daily Custom Hope this will help.
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Daily data usage on home screen

I think this 3rd party widget will do it. It says that it can be customized. Data Counter PS: Sorry for not using the comments field.
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