There’s no getting away from it. Android loves to consume data. With ever decreasing data allowances being included in our price plans it’s nice to be able to keep an eye on just how much we are using so you don’t get a nasty surprise at the end of the month!
Before we get going you should read our article here on Android Data usage, which will explain some of the pros and cons of Apps like these.
So to the App itself. The App serves one purpose. To monitor data traffic to and from your phone. Once you are using a mobile network to consume data the App comes to the foreground and sits in the notification bar. If you are connected to a WiFi network the App reverts to the background automatically.
Once you set up the App for the first time you can enter in how much of a data allowance you have per month and on what day it resets. Once you enter the App from then on it will give you an overview of the following details:
- A bar graph that changes from green to red as you get closer to reaching your limit.
- A textual description of how much data you have used so far and an estimation of how much you will consume in the month based on your current usage.
- A chart detailing day, week, month data sent, received and total.