How to check your monthly data usage on Android (Samsung Galaxy S6 tutorial)


Data caps have grown much larger and most people in the United States now often have multiple gigabytes of mobile data to spend over the month, but with high-res videos you can burn quickly through that allowance. So how do you check your monthly data usage on Android?

Luckily, Google has baked in data monitoring feature in Android since quite a while, so it is extremely easy to look up how much data you’ve used so far, and how much data is consumed by each of your apps.

You can even set restrictions for background access to data and further tweak your monthly data consumption.

Right below, we show you the few simple steps it takes to check your data, make sense of how much each app is consuming, set reminders when you reach certain data usage levels and more. The steps differ slightly between Android phones and we’re using the Samsung Galaxy S6 to show you the process, so do keep in mind that you might need to look in different places if you are using another device.

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10 Comments

1. TyrionLannister unregistered

400 MB cellular, 70 GB WiFi.

2. Modest_Moze

Posts: 184; Member since: Mar 23, 2015

You need a tutorial for that? Wow Samsung!

3. AmitMajumder

Posts: 178; Member since: May 21, 2012

You are truly a pure Samsung hater and Nothing more!!!

5. Modest_Moze

Posts: 184; Member since: Mar 23, 2015

Well, as for UI goes, you can find data usage easily on other phones.

7. AmitMajumder

Posts: 178; Member since: May 21, 2012

How is it complicated in Samsung UI??? Go to settings and there is it big and bold on the top. Gosh, you haters can go to any extent huh!

9. Modest_Moze

Posts: 184; Member since: Mar 23, 2015

You just answered your own question, Samsung lover, now answer this. Why do you need a tutorial for checking the data when there's a button for it? So you complicate your own things.

10. andynaija

Posts: 1259; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

First off the it's a tutorial by PA, some people might not know how to use the feature.http://goo.gl/srRW6c

4. AmitMajumder

Posts: 178; Member since: May 21, 2012

People new to Android may find this usefull. There are other thousands of s**tty tutorials like this across this site. Many of them are of android, many of them are of iOS. So, what is the reason to bash Samsung about this?? Pure illogical hater!!! PS. I am talking about Comment no. 2. Mistakenly, I didn't click reply, and I don't know how to delete a comment!!!

6. Modest_Moze

Posts: 184; Member since: Mar 23, 2015

Cool, Samsung lover, I hate the UI of Samsung phones.

8. Metropolis75

Posts: 196; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

Don't all carriers have a widget for that? I know Verizon does.

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