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How To Check Mobile Data Usage On iPhone

Even though Apple’s iPhone devices are known to provide great internet experience, you can’t really enjoy it as much on mobile networks due to data usage limits.

Many network service providers charge a lot of money to avail their data services to the users. Hence, it becomes a big task to track and save some data until the end of monthly billing cycle.


If you’re looking to avoid extra charges on additional data usage, you’ll have to control your phone activities involving the carrier provided internet.

So, how do you see your data usage on iPhone?

Well, there are a few ways through which you can save yourself from paying hefty internet bills each month. Let’s take a look at them now –

Network Company’s Website or App

This is the safest way to check all details regarding your network usage.

Yes, you don’t have to rely on any third-party app or service to get accurate information. Just visit your network provider’s official website or download their app from App Store.

These companies provide helpful stats to keep you informed about the amount of data you’ve used on your iPhone. So, when you want to see the data usage, simply sign-in to your ISP’s account and get the required information.

Mobile Data on iPhone

Similarly, Apple has offered a great functionality called ‘Mobile Data’ to iPhone users.


With this cool feature, you can track and maintain the usage limit on your iPhone.

Also, you don’t have to go to any website or open different apps to see the stats. All these details will be available on the device without login and password information.

Here’s how you can make use of this facility –

How to setup Mobile Data

Follow these easy steps and sit back.

  1. Open ‘Settings’ app and select ‘Mobile Data’ option.
  2. Scroll down to Apps section and disable some unimportant apps from using excess data.

That’s it! You don’t need to do anything else to maintain your internet usage.

This way, your device will only allow data access to selected applications from Mobile Data settings. In case you want to offer limited time access to the particular app, you can do so by enabling it from aforementioned settings.

Note – Even if you disable some apps, your iPhone will continue to offer unlimited data access to enabled apps. So, make sure you track those details on regular basis.

Reset Statistics

Apart from checking and tracking the data, you should also reset these stats each month as per your billing cycle.

If you forget to do this, you won’t be able to get correct information. This might lead to over usage and unexpected bills at the end of the month.

Unfortunately, there is no alternate option to reset this data automatically according to your carrier’s billing cycle. So, be more careful and do the needful.

Steps to follow:

  1. Open ‘Settings’ app and select ‘Mobile Data’ on your screen.
  2. Scroll down and tap on the ‘Reset Statistics’ option.

It will completely wipe out the stats and start collecting new information as per your usage.

Tip: If you don’t remember to reset the data each month, use the ‘Reminder’ app to create a new reminder for yourself.

For improved battery life, you may also disable Wi-Fi assist option in Mobile Data settings.

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