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I have a data limited 4g contract and my iPad is downloading huge chunks of data overnight, daily. I need to be able to track how much data individual apps are using, however as I am connecting to 4g through wifi, I can't just check mobile (celluar) data usage.

How can I track the total data each app is using, both over mobile networks and wifi?

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What do you mean "I am connecting to 4g through wifi" - those are two different technologies. Or does your wifi usage also count against your 4G contract data usage? – mjturner Apr 5 '14 at 14:19
@mjturner He means that he has a 4G hotspot. – Andrew Larsson Apr 6 '14 at 2:30
Please ask for this feature at Apple so they'll consider adding it. The more people that ask the more likely it will get added – gman Feb 20 at 5:39

Data Usage - Onavo Count - Data manager = tracks each app = would be perfect and its free

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I took a look at that, but it filters all data through a VPN. Not really happy with the thought they have access to all of my data. – danixd Apr 3 '14 at 15:14
@danixd If you're using encrypted protocols like HTTPS, then there's nothing to worry about. Besides, it's not like HTTP even at your own home is safe. – Andrew Larsson Apr 6 '14 at 2:29

The iOS system does not save the data usage for single apps.

But you could jailbreak your iPhone to get a feature like this, there are tweaks for that.

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What type of tweaks? – danixd Apr 3 '14 at 15:32
I dont know the exact name but Cydia has apps which are tracking the data usage of every single app. – Kovah Apr 3 '14 at 15:34

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