Every smartphone user whether he is on Android or iPhone is worried about the limited bandwidth of the data plan (2G/3G) available for his phone. As the data plans are too costly, the user needs to keep a track of data usage for his phone. In this post, we will talk about some of the Android Apps which will help to manage and keep track of the data usage on your phone.
Onavo is one of the best free Android app available for monitoring your mobile data usage with NO ADS and loads of features. Features of this app include separate Data usage by apps, Alerts, Widgets and the ability to block access to data to any data hogging app using the App Watch feature.
We have covered this app before on Androidpure and you can check out the app review in detail here.
2. My Data Manager Free
My Data Manager Free is a free app supported by ADS to keep a track of your mobile data usage. One of the best feature that comes with it is the ability to show the monthly data usage by different apps in real time and separating the data usage of WiFi and Network data(2G/3G including Home+ Roaming network). These features helps you keep a tab on the app which is using the maximum data of your data plan. You can even set alarms for situations when your mobile data usage exceeds your predefined limits. A permanent widget stays in notification area which tells you the data usage in real time.
It needs to be installed only on your Phone memory though to work properly as SD card installation is not supported.
3. 3G Watchdog
3G Watchdog data counter is a AD supported app to monitor your Mobile Internet (4G/3G/Edge/GPRS) data usage with features like Alerts, notification area status icon (green/orange/red), detailed reports and Widgets. It provides you details like Data usage based on day, Week or month along with the full history for each day. Alerts can be set up for situations when data usage reach a predefined limit and after that 3G data can be disabled automatically. You can even set the data update frequency to save some battery as per your needs.
4.Data Counter Widget
Data Counter Widget is a ADS Free Android App to keep track of how much network data/ traffic your mobile uses. It is just a simple widget that can be placed on your phone home screen and you can keep an eye on your Data usage consumed by WiFi/ WLAN/ 4G/ LTE / 3G/ GPRS traffic. As it is simply a widget with limited features and does not allow you to set pre-defined data limits or alerts nor any notification when data usage exceeds your data plan.
NetCounter is a simple network data traffic counter for 2G/EDGE/3G and Wi-Fi with simple & clean interface. It shows your data usage for month, last 7 days, today, etc. You can set the counters and alerts for data usage too as per your needs.
Phoneusage is another ADS supported App to monitor your phone call, text and network data usage. You can set limits on daily, weekly or monthly data usage, get alerts when you reach usage limits. It also gives you details on app data usage, Widgets for calls, texts & data, ability to see usage per hour, day, week and month.
7. Traffic Monitor
Traffic monitor is a AD FREE android App to monitor & measures data traffic consumed by WiFi, 2G/3G with integrated speed test capability and task manager. It comes with widgets and capability to predict monthly usage based on current usage. It gives you separate App data usage details along with the history. Using Speedometer you can measure speed and delay of your wireless connection. It can also check Phone network and data services availability.
How many of you use an App to monitor your Android Phone data usage? Did I miss your Favorite Network data monitoring app in the list above? If I did, do share it with us in the comments below.