Data Monitor - Manage Data Usage in Real Time

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Description of App

* Manage the Data Usage on your device in Real Time. *

Data Monitor will manage both Cellular (4G/LTE/3G/Edge/GPRS) and Wi-Fi data usage in real time from your device. This FREE app will let you be in control of your data usage to avoid the costly overage charges your provider may charge providing alerts when data usage reaches user thresholds. Data Monitor manages data usage from the device itself and is not reliant on setting up or logging into your provider's server or web site.

Features include:
- Simple and clear user interface with custom progress bar that graphically shows your data usage and predicted usage.
- Works with ANY cellular provider in any country including AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, Rodgers, Virgin Mobile, etc. and for all cell technolgies (4G 3G LTE Edge GPRS etc.) by reading data usage from the device.
- Billing periods and quota limits can be configured on a monthly or weekly basis to match your providers billing schedule.
- Works on any iOS device (iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch) running iOS 5.x or later.
- Works in the background to monitor usage and notify users when data usage reaches configured limits.

Advanced Features:
- Custom counters can be setup allow you to monitor usage during a certain period to help identify data hogging apps. Counters can be easily enabled or disabled and can even be configured to end at a predetermined time.
- History graph shows previous data usage for each day.
- Email your usage information at any time.

Data Monitor is a must have app for anybody on a restrictive data plan and is available for FREE! Don't pay those expensive overage charges again.



Free or Paid


Apple Watch Support

Not Known

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Accessibility Comments

The app is very accessable except for a few unlabeled buttons.

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads most page elements.

Button Labeling

Most buttons are clearly labeled.


There are some minor accessibility issues with this app, but they are easy to deal with.

Other Comments

I consider the app a godsent because it keeps track in a way I consider to be easier than going into settings, general, usage and then cellular usage and adding up sent and received data and it keeps track of wifi and tells you your projected usage which is also helpful.

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2 people have recommended this app

Most recently recommended by treky fan 8 years 2 months ago



Submitted by AnonyMouse on Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team
When this app first has appeared here on AppleVis. I said to myself I have to give this a try. Fore being FREE and what a great way to keep track of your data usage. The past two months. I have been carefully watching in what the Data Monitor is reporting compare to my carrier provider. Unfortunetly, they are both saying I am using two totally different data usage. In my observation the Data Monitor is reporting more consumption than what my carrier provider says I am using. If the numbers were only off of a little bit. I would be alright with that. However, that is not the case. Both numbers are quite a bit different. Like a lot of difference. The upside of this observation is that least the Data Monitor is reporting back a higher consumption. I would prefer this than the other way around. It makes me wonder if my carrier provider is not charging me for certain data that is being transmitted from my iPhone. If that is the case it would make sense why the Data Monitor is reporting more consumption. On the other hand it could mean that it isn't tracking the data very well as I would like it to be. So overall I like the concept of this app in what it is doing. For being FREE one can't complain. Plus, the fact it would definetly help you watching your data usage in real time. Although, it sort of drives me nuts because it would warn me that I am at 80% of my data allowance for the month. In reality I may only be at 50% or so by my provider. So it is something to consider when using this app. I at least wanted to submit my observation for others and I hope this was at some sort of help. If others are using this app. I would be curious in what kind of comparison that you are having between this and what your provider says that you are using. I am currently on AT&T and so far they are reporting a huge difference. So please let me know of your experience with it.

I think everyone will have that "problem". My brother who has an Android phone programmed an alert when reaching 100 mb out of 200 offered, yes I know it is too little, and even when the app told him the whole 200 were reached the carrier alert didn't come. For some reason the data usage is monitored differently by the apps and carriers.

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