5 Apps For Manage Your Data Usage

#1 Onavo Count for Android

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How Does Onavo Count work?

Onavo Count monitors and analyzes all types of mobile data and phone use. This includes background, foreground, and Wi-Fi use. To keep your battery from being drained, Onavo Count transfers and analyzes all of your mobile data use in the cloud.

Do I have to enter my data plan info?

While you do not have to enter your billing cycle or data usage cap, it is recommended for most effective app usage.

Does Onavo Count for Android monitor all types of data usage including Wi-Fi?

Yes, it does monitor all types of data and usage including background, foreground, and WiFi usage. Please note that your operator’s data usage accounting may differ from ours.

The data usage in the widget doesn’t match the data usage I’m seeing in the app itself. Why is that?

The data usage presented in the widgets is a mirror image of the data monitored by the app itself, but there might be a short delay until the widget is updated with the most recent data. If you are still experiencing discrepancies, please contact our support team via the app settings screen.

Onavo Extend for iPhone/iPad

How does Onavo Extend work?

Onavo Extend’s installation process consists of two steps:


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  • Download Onavo Extend from the App Store, just like any other app
  • Install the Onavo Extend profile on your device.

Onavo Extend installs a configuration profile (which includes your operator’s APN settings) on your device so that data you receive from the Internet is compressed in our cloud-based compression service, located in datacenters operated by Amazon Web Services. The compressed data is then sent to your mobile device so that you get a leaner, faster and more efficient version of the web.
Onavo Extend also gives you insight into your data usage so you can see exactly how much of your data plan is being consumed by each app you are running.

Is Onavo Extend compressing data from the moment I download or do I need to ‘start’ something?

Once you complete the installation process described above, Onavo Extend is active and your downloaded traffic is streamed through Onavo Extend’s compression servers. The service remains active even if you “kill” the app itself. You can control compression and reporting via the app’s Settings page.

I think Onavo Extend or my VPN isn’t working properly

If you notice you’re VPN stopped working or experienced connectivity issues on your phone, open Onavo Extend and go to Settings > VPN Profile > Repair VPN Profile. Tap on Repair VPN Profile to reinstall the Onavo Extend VPN Profile.

Does Onavo Extend shrink data I send, receive or both?

Currently Onavo Extend compresses data that is received (downloaded) by your mobile device and does not shrink data you send, such as photos or videos you upload. Please note that your operator’s data usage accounting may differ from ours.

Why do some images appear pixelated?

One of the many shrinking methods Onavo Extend uses is to reduce the quality of images which frequently take up a lot of data. You can choose your own balance between quality and savings in the app’s Settings screen.

Does Onavo Extend shrink encrypted (HTTPS) data?

No. Encrypted data, such as login information to a social network or your online banking session, is not accessed by our service.

Does Onavo Extend shrink data usage on personal hotspot or tethering?

No, currently Onavo Extend shrinks only data from apps on the device itself.

Does Onavo Extend shrink voice calls, VoIP, or WiFi data?

No, Onavo Extend only works on downloaded HTTP traffic over cellular networks at this stage and does not shrink or affect your voice calls, VoIP services such as Skype/Viber or WiFi data.

How do I uninstall Onavo Extend?

In the event you decide to uninstall Onavo from your iPhone or iPad, simply follow these steps in order to remove the app and profile:

  1. Go to your Settings app -> General -> Profiles
  2. Locate the profile called “Onavo”
  3. Tap Remove
  4. Go back to your home screen and delete the Onavo Extend icon


#2 Mobile Counter



Mobile Counter helps monitor your mobile and wireless data traffic.
Track your data usage to save money on bills.

– Widgets for plan data usage, mobile and wireless traffic
– Notifications
– Statistics
– Alerts for plan data limits

Features of Mobile Counter

– WiFi\GSM\CDMA Data usage 2G, 3G, 4G (EDGE, GPRS, HSDPA,HSDPA+, LTE)
– Tethering via WIFI
– Roaming
– Hotspot – wireless traffic for one SSID
– Plan for mobile traffic
– Data usage for applications

Languages support: English, German, Slovak, Polish, Chinese, Romanian, French, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Czech, Hungary, Spain, Slovenia, Croatia

#3 Data Usage Monitor


“Data Usage Monitor” is a user-friendly app for you to manage your data usage. “Data Usage Monitor” helps you to accurately measure your daily data traffic, and analyze the data in a way easy to understand. It also pops up warnings when you are reaching the data traffic limit, which protects you from data overuse. Please try “Data Usage Monitor” to manage your data usage and plan the best way to control your data traffic!

・ Automatic Data Traffic Measurement – Once you launch the app, it will then measure your data traffic automatically. Whenever you are concerned about your data usage, simply launch the app to check!

・ Precise Measurement on the Data Usage – It measures precisely the data usage of your smart phone. Don’t worry! This app can accurately measure between any time intervals. For Wi-Fi data usage, it is sorted by SSID!

・ Easy-to-read Statistics Interface – Measured usage is separated in terms of Wi-Fi and Mobile displayed in graphs that are easy to read. What’s more, you can sort by app data usage, so you know which apps are the most data-consuming!

・Premium Features – Premium users can enjoy features such as the display of data traffic on the home screen by using our app widget!

#4 BitMeter OS

BitMeter OS is a free, open-source, bandwidth monitor that works on Windows, Linux and Mac OSX. BitMeter OS keeps track of how much you use your internet/network connection, and allows you to view this information either via a web browser, or by using the command line tools.

The Web Interface displays various graphs and charts that show how your internet/network connection has been used over time – online demo available.

The Monitor pane displays a graph that updates once each second, showing you what’s happening with your connection right now:


The Query pane gives you detailed information about your bandwidth usage on any date/s that you specify, and lets you export the results to a spreadsheet.


The History pane illustrates how your connection usage has changed over the last few hours, days, and months.


BitMeter OS also lets you define Alerts to notify you when your internet usage exceeds some limit that you specify.


#5 3G Watchdog

3G Watchdog monitors your Mobile and WiFi Internet data usage:

* Counts your Mobile (4G / 3G / Edge / GPRS) & WiFi usage and displays it as graph, text, and table.
* Usage by application (Android 2.2+)
* Shows your current usage status as a notification icon (green/orange/red) in the status bar.
* Plan & day usage history with CSV export/import.
* Alerts & optional auto-disable of mobile network
* Data usage widget (2 sizes). Mobile network disable/enable widget (Android 2.3 – 4.4).
* Real Time traffic graphs (Mobile and WiFi)

Translated in over 20 languages.


– Should NOT be installed on SD card!


* On the Samsung Galaxy Grand I9082 dual-SIM phone 3GW counts mobile data usage only for the SIM card inserted in the first slot.

* Doesn’t count properly usage on Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A (SM-G906S and SM-G901F) with Android 5.0 Lollipop. Please contact us if you want to help to fix this problem.

* On Android 5.0+ the “Disable mobile network” function does not work (the mobile data switch widget and the auto-disable feature are both affected). This is because on Lollipop the enable/disable function is no longer accessible to third-party apps.

* Doesn’t count properly global usage on Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and 8.9 – this problem affects other data counting applications as well and is caused by a bug on the tablet itself.

* Doesn’t count properly global mobile usage on Samsung Galaxy R / Z (i9103) and possibly Galaxy Y. Problems were also reported with the Captivate Glide.

* HTC Velocity 4G and HTC Vivid on ICS: be sure to CHECK the “Use pre-froyo..” option in 3GW Settings > Advanced, or mobile usage won’t be counted.


If you run into problems and wish to help to solve the problem while giving the community a chance to get a better 3GW, please send a mail to contact@3gwatchdog.fr with details.

-> See the FAQ at http://www.3gwatchdog.fr/en/faq


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