[Android] How to check data usage of each app installed


How to check data usage of each Android app

If you are using an Android phone and you are curious about knowing the amount of data each app you installed in your phone is using, I’ve got you covered. Today, I will be teaching you how you can view the data used by each app installed in your Android phone over a period of time.

To be honest, not all people can afford to purchase unlimited data plan, expecially in the third-world countries where it is very unusual because of the high cost. Moreover, some mobile network carriers does not offer unlimited data among their basic plans. These most of the time make Android users to be on alert on how they use the data they purchased by monitoring the data used by each app installed in their phones.

Thankfully, there is an official way of viewing the amount of data used by system apps and user apps on Android. Simply follow the steps below to learn how.

Step 1

Go to the app launcher and select “Settings”. You can also drag down the notification bar and click the settings icon to go to the location.

Step 2

Android settings

In Settings, go to “Connections”. In some Android phones, it may be listed as “Wireless Connectivity” or “Connectivity”.

Step 3

Connection or Wireless Connectivity settings

Under Connections, Wireless Connectivity or Connectivity, locate “Data Usage” and click on it as seen in the above image.

Step 4

Data usage

Mobile data usage

To view the amount of data used by each app over a period of 30 days, click “Mobile data usage” and scroll through the list of apps and their respective data consumption.

It is as easy as that. You can view this data on any Android phone by following the given steps above. Are you able to locate this on your Android? Do share your experience with us.


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