How to Check Cellular Data Usage on iPhone

Posted September 18, 2017 by Leomar Umpad in Apple iPhone

Check iPhone Data Usage

Avoid bill shocks. A Federal Communication Commission (FCC) Survey showed that 30 million Americans experience bill shocks – that’s one in every six mobile users. Prevent unwanted data charges by monitoring your mobile internet usage. This article will help you check cellular data usage on iPhone


The smartphone revolution has changed the way people communicate and get in touch. The advent of social networking sites and communications apps like Skype, Hangouts, Viber, WeChat, and Facebook Messenger allows users to communicate in real-time for free. Emails are now readily available on mobile, so you do not need to wait and sit in front of a PC just to download and open your month-end report. If you are not on a Wi-Fi connection, all these browsing, downloading, and chatting requires mobile data use. If you are not subscribed to unlimited data service, you may need to monitor your mobile data usage to avoid additional charges on your account.

Method 1: Track Data Usage on iPhone

To check your mobile data usage on iPhone, do these:

1.From the Home screen, open your iPhone’s Settings app.iphone-settings
2.Tap on the Cellular options from Settings.iphone-settings-cellular
3.The figures in the Current Period is your mobile data usage on iPhone.iPhone Settings Cellular Current Period
4.Scroll down to see data usage per apps.iPhone Settings Cellular App Data use
5.Check the coverage of the Current Period in the Call Time section.iPhone Settings Cellular Current Period Call time
6.Clear out usage and start with another monitoring by tapping on Reset Statistics. The action will all data usage statistics to start a new monitoring.iPhone Settings Cellular Reset Statistics

Method 2: Track System Services Data Usage on iPhone

System Services use mobile data frequently. To check the cellular data usage for individual System Services, do these:

1.Open your phone’s Settings.iphone-settings
2.Open the Cellular settings.iphone-settings-cellular
3.Scroll down and tap on System Services.iPhone Settings Cellular System Services
4.The list of the System Services and their individual cellular data usage on iPhone is displayed.iPhone Settings Cellular System Services

Method 3: Check Data Usage on Verizon Wireless

To check data usage on Verizon Wireless, do these:

1.Go to iPhone’s Settings > Cellular > Carrier Services to go to Verizon’s site and check your usage.iphone-settings
2.Create and log into your MyVerizon account and check your data usage on My Verizon Usage Meters.MyVerizon Wireless Log in
3.Dial #3282 to request for a text update on data usage.Verizon Wireless SMS Report Data Usage
If you have questions and concerns about your mobile data usage, contact Verizon’s Customer Service at 1 (800) 922-0204.

Method 4: Check Data Usage on T-Mobile

If you are a T-Mobile subscriber, follow these steps to track your data usage:

1.Go to iPhone’s Settings > Cellular > Carrier Services to go to T-Mobile’s site and check your usage.iphone-settings
2.Create and log into your T-Mobile account and check your My TMO page for data usage details.T-Mobile Login Page
3.Dial #932# to request for a text update on data usage.T mobile data usage update on SMS
You can contact T-Mobile’s Customer Service number at 1 (877) 453-1304 for concerns and disputes about your bill and mobile data usage.

Method 5: Check Data Usage on AT&T Wireless

The steps below will guide you on how to check your data usage on AT&T Wireless:

1.Go to iPhone’s Settings > Cellular > Carrier Services to go to AT&T’s site and check your usage.iphone-settings
2.Create and log into your MyAT&T account and check your mobile data usage in the Usage & Recent Activity section in the Account Summary page.my AT&T Login Page
3.Dial *3282# to request for a text update on data usage.AT&T usage update on SMS
Contact AT&T by phone at 1 (800) 331-0500 to check data usage and other concerns.

Method 6: Check Data Usage on Sprint

Are you a Sprint user? Then follow the steps below to check your data usage:

1.Go to iPhone’s Settings > Cellular > Carrier Services to go to Sprint’s site and check your usage.iphone-settings
2.Create and log into your My Sprint account and scroll down to About My Devices section in the My Sprint Page to view your data usage.my Sprint Login Page
3.Text the word “usage” and send to 1311 to receive a text update on your mobile data usage.Verizon verification
Contact Sprint’s Customer Service at 1 (888) 211-4727 for questions and concerns about your mobile data usage.

We have just shown you six methods of checking the data usage on iPhone. If you have questions with any of the information provided on this page, let us know in the comments section.

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About Leomar Umpad

A supply chain operations manager by profession. A technology-lover and a writer by heart. I have the passion to teach and inform.
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