iPhone How do you track your iPhone Cellular Data?

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How do you track your iPhone Cellular Data?

Poll closed Apr 16, 2016.
  1. Built in iOS monitoring

    40.0%
  2. I installed an App for that - post in response

    40.0%
  3. I don't care I have unlimited data

    26.7%
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  1. G.McGilli macrumors regular

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    I was wondering about this - As I am under the impression that using an app for tracking data usage might use up some battery in the background?

    Are they accurate?

    Would love to hear your responses as I have a monthly allotment that needs to be adhered to to avoid massive extra charges on my account.
     
  2. Freakonomics101 macrumors 6502a

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    I use My Data Manager. I believe it runs in the background and eats up a small amount of battery life.
     
  3. Armen macrumors 604

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    I'm on Verizon. The Verizon app has a today widget that shows data usage. :)
     
  4. bcave098 macrumors 6502

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  5. Reno Raines macrumors 6502a

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  8. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    More often than not it's better to use the carriers specific app as a lot of data packages are based on both upload and download.
     
  9. oMc macrumors 6502

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    I use the app from my carrier. But it's just per curiosity, because I have unlimited data.
     
  10. Dieseldk macrumors newbie

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  11. AndyK macrumors 65816

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    MiniStats - Updates in real time vs my carrier app that is usually 24 - 48 hours behind (and terrible in general).
     
  12. SMIDG3T Suspended

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    DataMan, best app for it. Free and paid version.
     
  13. northy124 macrumors 68020

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    On both my iPhone and Note5 I use the MyEE app to let me know when I'm coming close to my data cap.
     
  14. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    Australia YES Optus. I only use My Optus to track usage. It can update data in real time. Only drawback is I need to check it regularly. I can even recharge my bill within app, or ask for support. Very powerful.
     
  15. e93to macrumors 6502a

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    I use My Data Manager. It does run in the background (although I have background app refresh off, it constantly updates as long as the phone is not shut off in the middle), but it uses tiny amount of battery. Its usage never shows up in battery usage breakdown.

    I also use Settings>Cellular for breakdown.

    Interestingly, both are always somewhat off by 100~200mb or so. Usually the app reports higher usage than what is shown in Settings>Cellular.
     
  16. FrozenInferno macrumors regular

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    My carrier (Koodo) has a good app for managing everything and tracking data.
     
  17. campyguy macrumors 68030

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    UL data on 4 VZW lines, with backdoor upgrades on each line for 4 years. I. Don't. Care. :evil grin:

    UL data on 3 ATTWS lines, courtesy of my DirecTV link. I. Don't. Care. :evil grin:
     
  18. Freakonomics101 macrumors 6502a

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    I can't find a free version. Link?
     
  19. npolly0212 macrumors 65816

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    I know some fellow friends with Verizon have a data widget they can put in there notifications bar thing. Does anyone know if AT&T has anything like this?
     
  20. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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    My preference is the inbuilt data monitor along with my networks app.

    They are accurate enough for me.
     
  21. SMIDG3T Suspended

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    Sorry, my bad, both are paid versions. £1.49 for DataMan Next and £4.49 for DataMan Pro.

    DataMan Next is worth the money in my opinion, has a Today widget for iOS and an Apple Watch Glance.
     
  22. Abazigal macrumors 604

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    I use my Telco's app, but it's quite cumbersome, since it's basically a repackaged web app and quite slow and cumbersome to access.
     
  23. Laurie65 macrumors member

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    I use the free phone company app. Works ok, rather slow at times.
     

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