1. 6tr6tr's Avatar
    Now that I'm on TMobile's $30/month deal and there's a limit (5gb) of non-throttled data, I want to know when I get near that level. But it looks like the Android Data Usage in settings doesn't differentiate between data you download on wifi and data you do over cell radios. Is this right?
    01-03-2013 05:46 PM
  2. jonnie_r's Avatar
    AFAIK the data usage tab only shows mobile data, i.e. carrier bandwidth usage, not WiFi.

    So you should be good to set your limits. I set my sons to shut off at 800mb even though he is on a 1gb plan.


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    01-03-2013 05:50 PM
  3. still1's Avatar
    Yes, it does differentiate. by default you wont see wifi data usage you have to check a box in settings to see wifi usage.

    then you will see both in 2 tabs
    01-03-2013 05:51 PM
  4. 6tr6tr's Avatar
    AFAIK the data usage tab only shows mobile data, i.e. carrier bandwidth usage, not WiFi.

    So you should be good to set your limits. I set my sons to shut off at 800mb even though he is on a 1gb plan.


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    I've heard this before but I wasn't sure since it also works on the Nexus 7 despite it being only wifi.
    01-03-2013 05:51 PM
  5. still1's Avatar
    I've heard this before but I wasn't sure since it also works on the Nexus 7 despite it being only wifi.
    just to enable my above tip go to, settings-->data usage-->menu(three dots)-->show wifi usage
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    01-03-2013 05:53 PM
  6. Hubertsng's Avatar
    Yeah, what he said. I've noticed that i have had like 11 GB of data even though it's all wifi.
    01-03-2013 06:33 PM
  7. 6tr6tr's Avatar
    just to enable my above tip go to, settings-->data usage-->menu(three dots)-->show wifi usage
    Thanks, I didn't see that before.
    01-03-2013 07:59 PM
  8. still1's Avatar
    Thanks, I didn't see that before.
    glad i could help.
    01-03-2013 08:18 PM
  9. severinj's Avatar
    my data usage will show about 4.2 to 4.4gb when tmobile sends me a text saying I've gone over my allotted 5gb limit.

    not sure why that is, but it's strange
    01-04-2013 01:10 AM
  10. 6tr6tr's Avatar
    my data usage will show about 4.2 to 4.4gb when tmobile sends me a text saying I've gone over my allotted 5gb limit.

    not sure why that is, but it's strange
    Because the Android Data Usage, IIRC, shows the data that was sent/received by your phone's radios. Any data requested by your phone that was sent by TMobile but never reached your phone still counts against your actual usage.
    01-04-2013 01:13 AM
  11. viper1025's Avatar
    I dont see the menu in my SG3. And cant separate mobile from wifi. Any ideas.
    01-01-2015 12:00 PM

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