how to find 3g usage

Discussion in 'iPad 2 Forum' started by tadd5181, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. tadd5181

    tadd5181
    Expand Collapse
    iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2011
    Messages:
    35
    Thanks Received:
    1
    I've run over my allowed 3G usage (2GB) and got a notice about it. But I can't find how on my iPad2 to find (other than phoning my carrier) where my usage is shown on iPad2 so I know when to slow down or stop...I hunted and hunted on "settings". Any help appreciated.
     
  2. zstairlessone

    zstairlessone
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Ninja

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2012
    Messages:
    2,052
    Thanks Received:
    440
    In Cellular you should be able to see your plan.

    In General, select Cellular Usage

    This will show what you've used since last reset. You can reset the statistics at the beginning of a billing cycle and track it here
     

    Attached Files:

  3. tadd5181

    tadd5181
    Expand Collapse
    iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2011
    Messages:
    35
    Thanks Received:
    1
    Yes, I can reset but I want to find out (without calling my carrier) how much of my allowed/paid-for usage I have used...resetting it each time is a pain. So I am guess there is no way for me to find that out w/o calling, eh?
     
  4. scifan57

    scifan57
    Expand Collapse
    Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2011
    Messages:
    25,467
    Thanks Received:
    6,631
    If you use the reset statistics button in the third screenshot, you will see how much data, out of your monthly allowance, has been used. Surely that's more convenient than calling several times throughout the month to check up on your data usage.
    My carrier has a special website that account holders can go to online to see how much data they've used during the current billing cycle. The only restriction is that the page is only accessible if you're on 3G, it won't open if you're on WiFi.

    Here's a screenshot from my iPhone.

    image-895005285.jpgIf I was using cellular data on my iPad I would see a similar page.
     
    #4 scifan57, Dec 27, 2012
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2012

Share This Page