Whether you like it or not the mobile phone is an essential part of your daily life. From social media to streaming unless your connected to WiFi you will be using your mobiles data. What is the scary part for many people using their mobiles, they don't know actually how much data they are using or have used. With this in mind and no warnings or alerts in place for high usage, unexpected and expensive bills for out of bundle data charges is becoming a regular thing. But there is no need to panic! In this article we are going to show you how to monitor your data usage and on specific models actually cap all data usage as well.
For iPhones - My Data Manager
My Data Manager is an app that is available to download from the Apple App Store for free. It is simple to set up and has been downloaded more than 11 million times. It allows you to enter the dates of you mobile contract and track how much data and what you are using your data on. It will also send you notifications when you are close to using your data allowance or when you have plenty left with only a few days left in the month before your data allowance renews.
The app also acknowledges all the different locations you are using mobile data and so you are able to see when you are abroad how much roaming data you have used as well as roaming it shows you how much data you use while connected to WiFi which another handy feature.
For Android Phones
With Android phones you don't have download any extra apps to monitor and control your mobile data. A useful advantage when using a Android phone is you can cap your mobile data so you are unable to go over your monthly allowance. The video below explains how to monitor your data usage and add caps. The video is for a Samsung phone but all Android settings work the same no matter the manufacture.
For Windows Phones
Data Sense is an app that appears on all Windows phones. The app works similarly in a similar way to My Data Plan but unlike on Android you are not able to cap your data usage. The following instructions from Microsoft have been supplied here. Data Sense also has the option to restrict background data use when you are close to using your limit. So this will stop email and none essential tasks until your connected to WiFi or your monthly allowance has reset. A video below shows how to set up these features.
Here at 447 Services we are happy to help with further support on mobile data and if you do find that you are going over your monthly allowance on the regular this is something we are happy to talk about. With many new tariffs coming out each month, its best to make sure you are on the right one that suits your needs.
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