After reading a post on tracking mobile data usage, I was curious about my own usage so I downloaded the app My Data Manager. I have an unlimited mobile data plan with Verizon so I never really cared how much data I consumed. Although I’ve only used the tracking tool for one day, it’s interesting to see how much data I use and which app uses the most.
Here’s a snapshot of how much data I ate on Sunday.
Look at that, Wi-Fi eats almost three times as much data. Thank goodness I turn on the Wi-Fi.
I spent most of the day at home so it’s not surprising to see that I consumed quite a bit of Wi-Fi (blue bars). The spike in mobile usage (yellow bars) was while I was outside. The big yellow spike was while I sat at the nail salon waiting for someone
Surprised to see how much data is actually sucked up by the browser. It looks like loading web pages takes up a lot of data. This is just Wi-Fi data. I’m too lazy to take a snapshot of the mobile usage. The data usage is similar, though Maps has a bigger share because I use it more often while I’m figuring my way out around the city.
My Data Manager is a fun little app to have. Fortunately, I don’t have to worry about how much data I consume but for those that have a cap, this might be handy.