With the latest iOS 12 betas, Apple makes it easier for you to stay under your carrier's data cap

With the latest iOS 12 betas, Apple makes it easier for you to stay under your carrier's data cap
Regardless of whether smartphone users are on an unlimited data plan or pay for a limited amount of data each month, they still need to track their data consumption. Go over the data cap on an unlimited plan, and you could end up throttled during times of network congestion. Go over the data cap on a non-unlimited data plan, and there will be an overage penalty to pay. So it generally is a good idea to track how much data your apps are using.

On the latest developer and public beta versions of iOS 12 (developer beta 4 and public beta 3), Apple has made a change to the way it lists mobile apps. Instead of showing them in alphabetical order, they are now shown in order of app usage. The list also reveals the total amount of data each app has consumed. That information can be reset so you can see fresh consumption figures each month. And a toggle next to each app allows you to restrict usage of said app to Wi-Fi connectivity only, saving you from those apps that are taking you over your carrier's data cap. We should point out that Android users have already been able to track this information on their devices.

To get to the stats, you need to go to Settings > Cellular. Scroll down to the heading that reads Cellular Data. Of course, you need to first install one of the two iOS 12 betas. Assuming that Apple does keep this around for the final version of iOS 12, which will be released later this year, this new feature will be able to save you some money, or the ignominy of having your data speed throttled until the start of the next month.

source: BGR

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11 Comments

1. cmdacos

Posts: 4106; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Implement a data usage warning point and an auto cutoff point as well like others have had for some time.

2. Phullofphil

Posts: 1762; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

Never needed it I always used Verizon for that. They would let me know my data was getting close

9. Phullofphil

Posts: 1762; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

The crappy part is Verizon is horrible about making apps that work well I think they need to get a lot better with making better apps that intergrate with your phone without another 5 or 10 dollars added on your bill

3. drunkenjay

Posts: 1657; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

why is it so hard for apple to cut off data when you used up all your data? I love that feature on android phones.

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 30966; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I know a really easy way. Put the damn phone down, and work that fat ass out. Thank me later. Health is wealth.

5. Vokilam

Posts: 1181; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

Lol I need to take your advise. Put on some weight lately.

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 30966; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Don’t procrastinate bro. I’ve been there, it adds up quick.https://youtu.be/DsYUcCJ7DrQ Corvetteman071 on YouTube

10. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Damn dude, now I want ice-cream too ;)

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 30966; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Cheat day ;)

6. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

But Spotify uses data too, need music to my workout ;)

8. Phullofphil

Posts: 1762; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

That’s a dumb idea. People that enjoy phones mostly use them when working out. Not only that but it’s kinda off subject and not a solution but a distraction.

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