How to Check Data Usage on Android Phone & Tablet

Do you want to know how to check data usage on Android? In this article, we have shared the detailed tutorial to check the data usage in Android devices.

By Thea Lewis | Posted: Jul. 12, 2018, Last Updated: Jul. 12, 2018
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The data plans provided by the mobile phone company vary from one company to another. But all the companies charge the user for that data. Hence, it is important for the user to monitor the data regularly and to ensure that there is no extra usage of the data in the device.

Data Usage on Android

Data Usage on Android

The data usage feature in the Android phones helps the user to monitor the data connection limit of their plan. The Android phones keep the track of the data usage of various applications of the smartphone. It will help you to figure out which application is eating up all your data. So, here is the guide to let you know how to check the data usage Android phone and tablet.

How to Check Data Usage in Android

Overall Data Consumption:

The data usage option is on the main screen when you open the settings. So follow the steps to know:

Step 1 Open the settings of your Android device.

Step 2 On the main screen of settings, tap Data Usage.

How to Check Data Usage Android- Overall Data Consumption - Step 2

How to Check Data Usage Android- Overall Data Consumption – Step 2

Step 3 When you open the Data Usage option, it will show you the overall amount of the data consumed in a particular time period. The period is usually a month.

How to Check Data Usage Android- Overall Data Consumption - Step 3

How to Check Data Usage Android- Overall Data Consumption – Step 3

Step 4 The exact overall amount of the data used will be shown at the top of the screen. You can also check the data usage for a week, month, or more than a month. Enter the period and then tap OK.

Data Consumption of Applications:

The Android phone doesn’t automatically sync the dates with your monthly bill cycle. So, you need to do it manually.

Right below the overall consumption, you will see a list of apps that have some memory specifications written on the right side.

Step 1 Tap on the app and you will be able to see the specific amount that is consumed by the app.

Check Data Usage Android- Data Consumption of Applications - Step 1

Check Data Usage on Android- Data Consumption of Applications – Step 1

Step 2 A background and foreground data usage of the app will also be displayed on the screen. The background data is the data consumed by the app when it is running in the background. The foreground data is the one consumed by the app while you are using it.

Check Data Usage on Android- Data Consumption of Applications - Step 2

Check Data Usage on Android- Data Consumption of Applications – Step 2

Step 3 Select the time period by tapping on the data usage cycle at the top of the screen. It will show you a graph of the app’s data usage.

Check Data Usage on Android- Data Consumption of Applications - Step 3

Check Data Usage on Android- Data Consumption of Applications – Step 3

The Bottom Line

Now you know how to check data usage on Android. There is another option also available that would help you to limit the data usage of the apps and the phone system. The latest Android device allows the monitoring of the data usage within the drop-down menu on the home screen. It will show you daily usage and collective monthly usage of the device. It depends on the user they want to know both the limits and they can choose one of them.

Thea Lewis

Member of iMobie team, an Apple fan as well as a movie lover, take pleasure in sharing workarounds of iOS & Android related problems.

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