Wondering just how much data you’re pulling down in a given month on your iPhone? There are a few ways to check your usage.
You can head to AT&T’s wireless website, log into your account, and create a billing report (under “Bills and Payments,” click “Create Billing Report,” and “Data Usage Trend”), which gives you a detailed graph on how much data you’re using. You can also estimate how much you use with your provider’s online data calculator.
However, this third way only requires you and your iPhone to see how much data you’re devouring.
First, head to your iPhone’s settings app. Scroll down to “General,” then click on “usage.” You’ll see your minute breakdown, but at the very bottom you’ll see your data usage (sending and receiving) over the cellular network. If you’ve never reset your stats, you’ll find that this number will be fairly high.
Since existing customers can keep the plans they’re on now, you can reset your statistics today (by hitting the “Reset Statistics” button at the bottom of the screen), and check back next week to estimate just how much bandwidth you’re eating up each month, and determine if you want to switch to a less expensive plan.