Have you ever wondered how much data you should get with your carrier? Do you barely use your data plan but pay for a huge one anyways? Or do you go over data each month with your data plan and have no idea why? New in the iOS 7 Settings application is the ability to track cellular data usage per each app you have installed on your device.

In iOS 6, it shows you how much data you use, but it did not define or described what made up that number. To monitor and track your cellular data usage in iOS 7, first go into Settings.


Then tap on Cellular. If you scroll down a little bit at first you will see your total history. It will show your Call Time and total Cellular Data Usage, just like it did in iOS 6.

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If you scroll down further, you will get an alphabetical list of all the apps have use cellular data.


If you scroll all the way down at the bottom, you will see a button called System Services. If you tap on that, it will show you how much cellular data you are using for things like Messaging Services, Push Notifications, Documents & Sync, iTunes Accounts, Siri, Voicemail, Software Updates, Find My iPhone, Diagnostics and Apple ID Services.

The devices gather your statistics until you manually reset them on the device by tapping on the blue Reset Statistics button. If you want to monitor and track your cellular data usage, I would recommend setting up a reoccurring calendar event, or a reminder every thirty days to coincide with your cellular bill so that way you would remember to reset the cellular statistics every thirty days.

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6 Responses to “iOS 7 How-to: Monitor & track your cellular data usage”

  1. These stats are never accurate and are always different from my AT&T stats. Even after one day of usage.

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    • standardpull says:

      Likely because they are from the tcp stack perspective and not all communications like icmp and packet retries and junk. But since that is predictable in general, these stats are very valuable at the app level. Kudos to Apple.

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  2. joe juliano says:

    Always thought provoking, thank you 9to5


  3. would be nice if they’d offer the possibility to set the “periode” (bill-date) manually once to have the statistics reset automatically every month. I always miss to reset manually and therfor need a third party app for this simple purpose that would be integrated already :(


  4. pharod says:

    There used to be a way to see how much cellular data was uploaded in previous iOS, but it seems to have been removed from iOS 7 (it only shows celullar data downloaded)


  5. Mark Anthony says:

    a little help here please, i can’t use my cellular data in my iphone4 because i have no applications shown in ‘use cellular date for:’. Here’s my screenshot.
    i can’t access facebook and other social networking sites, i already did the following: uninstall and install the application, remove/insert micro sim, reset network settings, reset all settings and even factory reset and still nothing happened. please help me.