In today’s world, we’re almost always online, especially through our iPhones or iPads. But in some places, internet access can be pricey. So, it’s crucial to keep an eye on how much data you’re using. Don’t know how to do that on your iPhone? No worries! This article will show you how.
What Does Data Usage Mean on an iPhone?
Data usage on an iPhone means the amount of cellular data you use to do things like surfing the web, streaming music, or using apps. It’s important to track this so you don’t go over your plan and get charged extra.
How to Check Your Data Usage on an iPhone
If you’re on a limited data plan, it’s important to keep tabs on your usage. We’ve broken down how to check this into a few easy steps:
How to See Overall Data Usage
- Open the “Settings” app on your iPhone.
- Tap “Cellular” or “Mobile Data.”
- In the SIM section, tap on the SIM card you’re using.
- Now tap “Data Usage,” and you’ll see your data usage stats.
How to Check Data Usage for Individual Apps
- Open “Settings” again.
- Go to “Cellular” or “Mobile Data.”
- Scroll down to see a list of apps.
- Next to each app, you’ll see how much data it has used.
To stop an app from using data, just turn the switch next to it off.
How to Track Personal Hotspot Data Usage
- Open “Settings” and tap “Cellular.”
- Scroll to “Personal Hotspot.”
- Here, you’ll see how much data your hotspot has used this billing cycle.
You can reset these stats each month by repeating the first steps.
How to Reset Your Data Stats
To start fresh each billing cycle, go to the bottom of the “Cellular” screen and tap “Reset Statistics.” Confirm the reset by tapping it again.
Checking Data Usage for Different Carriers
- Verizon: Use the My Verizon app, log into your account online, or text “#DATA” or “#3282” to get a text with your current data usage.
- Visible: Open the Visible app and sign in. Your data usage will show up on the home screen.
- Xfinity: Use the Xfinity My Account app, log in online, or text “APP” to 266278 to see your data use under the Devices tab.
- T-Mobile: Simply dial #932# to see a screen showing your current data usage.
- AT&T: Dial *3282# and you’ll get a text that tells you how much data you’ve used.
|Network Carrier||Data Usage Code|
|Xfinity||Text “APP” to 266278|
How to Find Your Phone Plan
- Open “Settings.”
- Tap “Cellular.”
- Tap on your SIM card.
- Tap “Cellular Plans” to see your current plans.
See Your Data…
Tracking your data usage helps you avoid extra charges and slow internet. Now you can easily monitor how much data you’re using on your iPhone or iPad, whether it’s for specific apps or your personal hotspot.
Is it possible to check data usage on iPhone for dual SIM cards?
Yes, you can. Just pick the SIM card you want to check in your settings.
How much data do I need on my cell phone?
It varies. Light users may only need 1-3 GB, medium users 4-10 GB, and heavy users 10 GB or more per month.
Can I set a data limit on my iPhone?
Yes, in iOS 17 you can go to Settings > Cellular > Cellular Data Options > Data Limit, enter the limit, and tap “Save.”