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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, 2014 at 14:19
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    @mjturner He means that he has a 4G hotspot. Apr 6, 2014 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 apple.com/feedback
    – gman
    Feb 20, 2016 at 5:39

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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, 2014 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. Apr 6, 2014 at 2:29
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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, 2014 at 15:32
  • I dont know the exact name but Cydia has apps which are tracking the data usage of every single app.
    – Kevin
    Apr 3, 2014 at 15:34

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