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Yes, you can stream shows and music without your data plan being charged if you are using the wifi. Basically, if you have wifi at your home, you phone can be set to auto-connect to that wifi, and only download certain stuff via wifi. That saves a large amount of data.
In order to track how much data you are using, and which apps are using the most data, something like [Android/Apple] this can help.
Go here to access your account, you'll need your email address and password as expected.
You'll see your data usage when you login, I've also been using My Data Manager and have found it pretty accurate. :)
Can you use google location history on your phone to demonstrate to lyft that your phone everyday started at your house and ended at your house and followed the route of your car?
"My data manager" on my phone also tracks me indirectly by showing where I used data: [link]
Also hey u/lyft, what can /u/WWJLYFT do to demonstrate he was the driver?
We don't have any sort of native app that would be able to do that. But since our device runs on Android you get access to the Google Play store, and here is an app that may be able to assist with monitoring your data usage [link]
Just a side note, the Live TV does not use an internet connection so that would not go against you.
i use My Data Manager. Android Wear shows up as an app and that's what is downloading all of the stuff to your phone. In the first day, I saw that the Moto downloaded like 200mb worth of stuff through my phone's connection. After that, it barely breaks 5-10mb a day.
MyDataManager is another option, but unlike Glasswire it collects information about you, so I prefer GlassWire.
Between mid-2014 and mid-2015, I used an app called My Data Manager to loosely keep track of apps I used. I didn't use it for data (unlimited Wifi, hardly ever used mobile data), just for whatever apps were in foreground.
Some time before I stopped using it, an update to it arrived that, instead of keeping track of the events in plaintext files in /sdcard/mdm/facetime, used an SQLite database in its app directory that I couldn't easily decipher. I didn't like how it did reports; I don't remember if it was the layout, the font/size, the whitespace, or what.
So I eventually wrote my own, using Tasker's %WIN variable, making it robust enough to only write an entry if %WIN is still the same 5 seconds later (i.e. avoid flapping writes) with a backup plan in case Tasker got killed and came back (an every 2 minute profile checks for untracked change).
Edit: Thinking back, I think it was a combination of colors (I'm pretty sure it was dark-themed when I first started using it) and the infantilization of reports (it kept track of a lot of data that wasn't surfaced in any of its reports).
If you‘re interested, I‘m also using an App called „My Data Manager“ which seems to be available for Android on the Play store as well!
It‘s pretty accurate and displays nice looking stats with bar charts indicating how much data you‘ve used per hour/day/month. It can also track your WiFi usage and (if you choose to enable their free VPN for it; big privacy issue) can track which Apps use how much data. It can even show you the location history of your data usage on a map!
I've been using My Data Manager (Android) and found it to be pretty accurate in tracking usage. Occasionally I'll log in to myredpocketmobile.com to confirm but it's much more convenient to just check the app on my phone.
I use My Data Manager to do this, though it might not be as granular as you're hoping for. There's a "history" tab with a bar chart of hourly use for the day, an "apps" tab that looks like Android's own data tracking list but with the option to view one hour, one day, one week, or one month increments, and a "map" tab for viewing where you were when your phone got online (again with hour, day, week, and month increments).
My only complaint is that you can't combine those cool features and ask "which one of the five data-guzzling apps that apparently drained my bank account last hour did so from my pocket while I was cruising down the interstate?" In other words, I'd like the map to show app icons instead of generic pushpin markers.
On the whole, it's a nice little tool.
I've been looking and see nothing. I used My Data Manager and loved it for tracking data, but no blocking abilities and no VPN security (you can always turn "Always On" for Google Connectivity Services for this though).
I found a blocking app (NetGuard), but my fear with it is it kills my battery faster, since the apps are still requesting data, they're just getting shut down in a VPN that goes nowhere, so they keep "trying" to connect, but I could be wrong...
My Data Manager has data renewal period options for Daily/Weekly/30 Days/Monthly. This is what I use since T-Mobile FDFL is based on a 30-day period.
I'm assuming you are an android person. install this app and for thirty minutes do all the things you normally do and see exactly how much data is coming to and going out from your device:
Who is your provider for cell service and about how much $ a month does the thing cost you now?
Smartphone: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 snapdragon processor.
App used to measure data consumption: My data manager for android.
My Data Manager
You can select specific apps to not count towards your data usage. I haven't used it for a while, but I'm sure that feature is still there.
My Data Manager can be used to monitor calls, texts, and data usage. I haven't found any other apps that work as well as this one.
Just beware that it does collect some data from you, so it may not be acceptable if you are privacy sensitive.
Like /u/andrewphilpott said, it is possible for numbers to vary. For example, Fido in Canada takes up to 12 hours to update their info, so not exactly helpful.
I find My Data Manager to be a solid app when it comes to data usage. Otherwise, I would go with the higher number. Better safe than sorry.
4 MB for 18:40s of play.†
Time to transfer 1 megabyte:
• 280 seconds
• 4.7 minutes
6.428 MB/30 min
1 GB for 30 days
33.333… MB/day ÷ 0.21426 MB/min
155.574 mins of gameplay for 1 GB daily budget
1h 55min 34s
311.148 mins of gameplay for 2 GB daily budget
5h 11min 8.9s
Eeyup. And then there's Wi-Fi and the fact that you won't use all your daily budget each day which gives you even more spare data.
You don't need to waste battery doing what can be sent over the network for cheap.
Quit browsing Youtube on Mobile Data. Videos are the single most greatest data hogs.
^† ^Data ^gathered ^from ^My ^Data ^Manager ^- ^App-specific ^mobile ^data ^usage ^tracking.
You can try My Data Manager app. I use that for mine and my wife's lines, I can always tell when my daughter is watching YouTube off wi-fi on my wife's phone.
Check out My Data Manager. One of the features is "Across Devices: Manage data across multiple devices." Not sure if it's something you have to install on all devices or not.
Other than that, not sure what else you could do.
I just started using this app today and it seems like it's pretty good. I noticed the hour option in the settings and wondered if that was a thing. After reading your post, I guess it is. [link]
Give these apps a shot. If you use these two apps together correctly you will have zero issues.
My Data Manager
Io uso questa non penso sia la migliore nello store ma fa quel che mi serve ovvero impostare l'intervallo di tempo che vuoi e ti manda diversi avvisi (supero ipotetico budget giornaliero, traffico in easurimento, molti dati rimasti, etc...)
I don't think it's possible to exclude any apps from the data usage chart. Maybe try using an app that monitors your data usage, it might give you the option to exclude apps.
Maybe try this app.
We burned through a ton of data on a short trip: It turns out if you leave satellite view on for google maps, navigating will burn through tons of data, very quickly. Luckily, we caught it before end of cycle and it was cheaper to change our data plan for the month than pay the overages.
Now we use My Data Manager to keep more accurate track. It can update my wifes data on my phone, so I have a fairly accurate measure of total data used. I recommend it.
The My Data Manager app allows you to filter usage for zero usage apps and it resets according to your plan month after you set it up. [link]
Try My Data Manager [link]
Also adjust Google Play Store Settings to Auto-update apps over Wi-Fi only.
You already solved it but these might help in the future.
See the related apps for other options.
If you want to be very specific and are not a novice, you can go with a packet sniffing app like WireShark which requires root I believe and a seperate app to read the output. You can also export the data to wireshark on a PC and process it there.
If you're not using a Lollipop device I would have recommended My Data Manager, buy since you do, I can't help you :(
In my short experience of using it in my Nexus 4 running Lollipop, the data usage tracking is waaaay off, like few hundred MBs per day even though I barely use 20MB on that day.
I used to use My Data Manager.
Canadian here - somewhat on topic of the whole "Discount" thing...
I had one of those 3rd party companies that do courtesy calls for Rogers give me a shout a few weeks back. Offered me some special bundle to save me money - came with about double my current data allotment, plus the use of my choice of 1 of 3 totally useless (in my situation) packages: Spotify, Shomi (their version of Netflix), or some e-zine app... all for the cost of like $80 more than I'm currently paying.
I pointed out that it's not saving anything and that it's actually costing me more... so he apologizes and looks into other special promotions and finds another one to save me money... this time $5.00 more than I'm paying a month.
It came with 1 extra gig of data, and use of one of the useless services. And the amount of fight this guy put up was insane. I pointed out that I never go over my cap, and that I'm very careful with my data usage (shout out to My Data Manager), and he said that you can never be too careful, which I agree with, but I really don't need an extra gigabyte of data (I already have 8).
Then he tried to sell me on these other services. I don't need Shomi, I already have it with my internet subscription (the selection is pretty great for nostalgic shows, but the mobile app is god-awful. Casting is a total bitch). I have 0 use for digital magazines. And I already subscribe to Google Music. So he pushes back and tries to tell me that Spotify has a huge collection of music. I push back and point out that I don't need another music subscription service, and that I've never run into a situation where Google didn't have the music I wanted to listen to. Also, I get 10% off in the store for having the subscription.
Eventually he backed down in utter defeat, but I really shouldn't have to have defended my stance that far. In fact, NONE of these plans saved me ANYTHING. I'm not even sure why he wasted his time trying to make such a stupid point.
I'm using My Data Manager
I use My Data Manager
I use My Data Manager. You have to manually configure it but it seems to work pretty well.
[[link] Data Manager) is pretty good.
My Data Manager. Won't shut it down but will prompt when a calculated daily budget is reached
When I used a data manager I used this app: My Data Manager [link]
My Data Manager should be able to do this. For individual plan tracking, they have an option to ignore zero-rated apps.
I've been using My Data Manager to track data usage.
Play Store link for the lazy
Probably with a data manager app (like My Data Manager), but not with the built-in data usage manager.
It's from this app, which uses data from the phone itself: [link]
He mentioned an app called 'my data manager' which is located here: [link]
It really depends on what you're trying to achieve.
If you just want to limit your Data usage per month, you could either do it via your phone's settings
or use one of these apps
If you want to get full control over your device so that Google isn't spying on you anymore, or if you want to remove unnecessary preinstalled bloatware apps that you can't uninstall by default, you might want to root your device. At least temporarily, so that you can uninstall undesired apps with your new administrator privileges.
The process is different for each phone model. But if yours isn't too niche or too new, you should be able to find something.
Just be aware that you can break your phone in the process (I broke three of ten or so by being too hasty or doing things in the wrong order) if you're not very careful in following the provided instructions. So always keep backups of your personal files or you might not be able to access them anymore.
If it happens, it might be reversible. But to avoid unnecessary panic, you should be patient and read everything in detail.
Really take your time, cause this might take a couple of hours.
But once you get the hang of it, you will know what to do next time. And you don't have to repeat most steps each time you want to change something about your setup. The first time's the hardest.
I would suggest you get a data manager app, which will show you exactly how much data each app uses.
This one is the most popular for Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mobidia.android.mdm
And for iOS https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/my-data-manager-track-usage/id477865384?mt=8
I used My Data Manager.
So this is why I always find closed an app I use to track my mobile data.
It's called My data manager for the curious.
Try Data Manager. I haven't had any issues with it so far.
I use this one [link]
How about My Data Manager? I havent used it on dual SIM but it does say it supports shared plans.
Check data management apps: I use My Data Manager [link]
My Data Manager - Data Usage [link]
My Data Manager - Data Usage (Google Play, apk)
Data Usage Monitor(Google Play, apk)
3G Watchdog - Data Usage (Google Play,apk): you can set plan cycle of every 90 days. It's very flexible.
My Data Manager is what I use. You can set up alarms and shared plans, among other neat things.
Standard Disclaimer: I have never attempted this procedure on your particular phone model, and you take full responsibility if you want to try it. It may or may not brick your phone. Proceed with caution, and only if you're willing to risk losing data. Backup everything if you want to try.
Guide to rooting/backing up/flashing a new ROM to your phone:
And here are a handful of ROMs I found that seem to be for the device you listed. If you search on the site using "HDC S5" or "MTK6582", you will get other results. I have only done a cursory check on these, so be sure to explore them a bit further to ensure they are for your device.
Personally, I would root the phone, create a backup, and then uninstall any suspicious and unrequired system apps (which you'll need to be rooted to do). This may or may not help. Flashing a custom ROM probably won't help either, to be honest. Most of the custom ROMs on that site for your device model seem to just be modified versions of the firmware that ships with the phone with additional features tacked on. If this ... crapware installer/spyware is baked deep enough into the firmware, then there isn't much you can do.
But for now (and only if you're willing to go through a lot of hassle and are willing to risk losing data), the best option seems to be to root your phone, turn off Wi-Fi, uninstall as much bloatware as you can, then turn it on to see if any of the bloatware you removed was the cause of the issue. If the problem persists, monitor which app is using your network resources suspiciously and remove it (you can use an app like this one to monitor which apps are using your resources).
Personally, I wouldn't trust the phone at all. Better to just buy a new one if you can afford to. Else, buy a burner phone to use until you have the dough for a new smartphone. If the phone is secretly installing crapware behind your back, odds are that its also up to much worse.
Unfortunately, the only way to accurately measure your entire households data usage is to have a router or hardware firewall that supports logging data usage. I don't know which ones do have it, just that my newer Linksys router does not have it.
The only other option is to track your network usage your devices for a month and add them up.
For Windows computers, you can use NetWorx. It gives good network speed and usage reports.
For Android and iOS, there is My Data Manager (Android)(iOS). I found out how much I was wasting with Netflix using this app. . .I will need to double check to see how it stores by location. (since I use multiple wifi networks such as school and home)
For other internet connected devices, such as game console and media streaming devices, you would have to Google for if they have a data usage app or tool available.
With that data you should be able to at least get a ballpark estimate to how much you are really using and know which applications are using the most data.
Try My Data Manager.
I guess you can't really ? You could get another data tracking app. Try some of these, all they do is monitor data usage :P
There's a great app I've been using for years called My Data Manager that you should install. It'll give you a nice, easy-to-understand view of what's using your data.
I use the my data manager app that has details in the notification panel