How To Track Usage On iPhones And iPads - InformationWeek
IoT
IoT
Government // Mobile & Wireless
News
9/18/2011
08:25 PM
50%
50%
RELATED EVENTS
The Real Impact of a Data Security Breach
Aug 02, 2017
In this webcast, experts discuss the real losses associated with a breach, both in the data center ...Read More>>

How To Track Usage On iPhones And iPads

Here's how to zero out the usage stats on your Apple iPhone or iPad.

Recently I took a trip to Europe. I needed a simple way to track the data usage on my iPhone and iPad. As you probably know, 3G roaming costs add up quickly if you're not paying attention.

What to do? Easy. Just reset the usage statistics on your iOS devices when you arrive in foreign lands. Here's how to do that with your Apple iPhone and iPad.

On the iPhone, tap Settings.

Tap General.

Tap Usage.

On the Usage screen, notice all the stats. Tap Reset Statistics to reset Call Time and Cellular Network Data.

To confirm, tap Reset Statistics.

Notice that after the reset, the stats for Call Time and Cellular Network Data are clear.

The steps are similar on the iPad. First, tap Settings.

Now, tap General, Usage, and Reset Statistics.

Confirm by tapping Reset.

With your statistics all reset, it's easy to monitor call time and data time. If you don't have an unlimited data plan, you'd better get one.

Based in Seattle, Steve is a senior contributor at BYTE. A veteran and intrepid tech blogger, he is the founder of groovyPost.com. Follow him @krausesteve and email him at Steve.Krause@BYTE.com.

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
How Enterprises Are Attacking the IT Security Enterprise
How Enterprises Are Attacking the IT Security Enterprise
To learn more about what organizations are doing to tackle attacks and threats we surveyed a group of 300 IT and infosec professionals to find out what their biggest IT security challenges are and what they're doing to defend against today's threats. Download the report to see what they're saying.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
IT Strategies to Conquer the Cloud
Chances are your organization is adopting cloud computing in one way or another -- or in multiple ways. Understanding the skills you need and how cloud affects IT operations and networking will help you adapt.
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Flash Poll