Managing your data usage

Managing your data usage

If you're on a limited data allowance, it's important to keep track of the activities and apps that usually send and receive data, such as browsing the web, syncing online accounts, and sending email or sharing status updates.

Here are some other examples:

  • Streaming web videos and music
  • Playing online games
  • Downloading apps, maps, and files
  • Refreshing apps to update info and feeds
  • Uploading and backing up your files to your online storage account
  • Using Droid DNA by HTC as a Wi‍-Fi hotspot
  • Sharing your mobile data connection by USB tethering

To help you save on data usage, connect to a Wi‍-Fi network whenever possible and set your online accounts and emails to sync less frequently.

Keeping track of your data usage

Monitor your data usage to help prevent going over your monthly data allowance.
Note: Data usage measured by Droid DNA by HTC may differ from, and be less than, your actual data usage.
  1. Go to Settings, and then tap Data usage.
  2. Select Limit mobile data usage to automatically disable your data connection when you reach the set limit.
  3. Drag the upper LIMIT line to set your monthly data limit.
  4. Select Alert me about data usage, and then drag the lower ALERT line to set an alert before you reach your monthly data limit.
  5. Tap Reset data usage, and then set the day of the month when your usage cycle resets. This date is usually the start of your monthly billing cycle.
  6. Drag the vertical line markers to see how much data you've used during a particular time interval.
Tip: If you're connecting Droid DNA by HTC to another portable Wi‍-Fi hotspot, tap > Mobile hotspots to restrict background data from downloading that may incur extra data fees.

Viewing the data usage of apps

  1. Go to Settings, and then tap Data usage.
  2. Drag the vertical line markers to see how much data you've used during a particular time interval.
  3. Scroll down the screen to see a list of apps and their data usage info.
  4. Tap an app to see more details.
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