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How to Check Data Usage on an iPhone or iPad

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Introduction

With today's modern smartphones, it's quite easy to go way beyond the data allotment you're paying for with your cellular provider, and end up with additional charges and an unexpectedly huge bill.

This guide will take you through how to check your data usage on any iOS device.

iPhone

1 Check Data Usage

Always be aware that your device's data tracking (shown here) may differ from your cellular carrier's data tracking. Device tracking such as this should only be used as a ballpark figure. Be sure to check with your cellular carrier for exact usage statistics and tracking.
  1. Open Settings on your phone or tablet.
    iOS Settings.
  2. Select Cellular.
    iOS Settings menu with cellular highlighted. Screenshot
  3. Scroll down. Under Cellular Data where it says Current Period, that shows how much data you have used.
    Cellular menu with Data usage highlighted. Screenshot

iOS does not track usage statistics while your device is connected to Wi-Fi networks.

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With today's modern smartphones, it's quite easy to go way beyond the data allotment you're paying for with your cellular provider, and end up with additional charges and an unexpectedly huge bill.

This guide will take you through how to check your data usage on any iOS device.

iPhone

Always be aware that your device's data tracking (shown here) may differ from your cellular carrier's data tracking. Device tracking such as this should only be used as a ballpark figure. Be sure to check with your cellular carrier for exact usage statistics and tracking.
  1. Open Settings on your phone or tablet.
    iOS Settings.
  2. Select Cellular.
    iOS Settings menu with cellular highlighted. Screenshot
  3. Scroll down. Under Cellular Data where it says Current Period, that shows how much data you have used.
    Cellular menu with Data usage highlighted. Screenshot

iOS does not track usage statistics while your device is connected to Wi-Fi networks.