5 Best Apps to Monitor Data Usage on Android

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We are in a computer age where the Internet is mostly used from a mobile device. Right from waking up in the morning to falling asleep at night, we have access to the Internet for most of our mobile devices. With such excessive usage comes the endless rambling in mobile data plans. So, it's no surprise if you want to keep track of data usage on your Android smartphone. Staying within our limited data plan is a tough task for you and so, here is our list of 5 Best Apps to Monitor Data Usage on Android:



1. Traffic Monitor

Traffic Monitor app is an all-in-one app that provides various in-app utilities like Speed ​​Test, Usage Monitor App Data, Signal Quality and Check Network Info. You can set a data usage limit after installing the app and it will start a data billing cycle. You can also  check data usage by location for home and work. There would also be an option to set the widgets to get the data usage report right on the home screen.

Installation: (free)

2. My Data Manager

My Data Manager is a plus advanced app to manage network usage and keep track of mobile data usage. What makes it advanced is that it allows you to set your daily budget for your mobile data and if your usage exceeds you will get an alert. Apart from that, it also keeps a history of the data used throughout the day. You can set several plans for broadband, mobile data and also for roaming network use.


Also, it packs in some big alert features. It can send you alerts to notify about forecast usage, billing cycle and if there is a lot of data left in the last days of your data plan. You can even set up a custom alert. The persistent notification in the notification bar is also very handy for a quick look at the data usage.


Installation: (free)

3. Data Usage Monitor

If you are looking for a simple data monitoring app, the Data Usage Monitor app should be a great choice. The app does not pack any other eye-catching features but it stands out for its user-centric approach. You start with setting your data limits and positioning the baud rate meter on your screen. Afterward, you can keep track of data usage from the app's home screen. It shows by time data usage and by app data consumption.

Installation: (free with in-app purchases)

4. Opera Max

Opera Max is a well-known app for backing up data on Android devices, but it can also help you keep track of data usage. Its calendar approach to data usage stats is a great way to find out which background apps might have consumed data. You can still go to the Application Management tab and then disable background data usage for the particular application. All in all, Opera Max is a very handy data monitoring application and its extra data saving features are a real bonus.



Installation: (free) 

5. Network Connections

Network Connection is one of those apps that will help you to check which apps are spying on your data in the background .Normally these apps need to have root access, but network logins do not require root. To start network monitoring, you need to press Start Capture Live. It will show the IP address of the application servers to which the network is sending/receiving data. Tap on an IP address and it will show you more information about any spying done by apps and where their server is destination. the Live Capture is limited to the trial version. You will need the unlock key for full access.


Installation: (free, Pro Key $3.99)

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