Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Know the Data Usage Per Applications

Nowadays, many activities that you can do through the phone using internet connection, from opening social media account, send email message, browsing the webs, etc. But, all of these activities sometimes makes your data running out before the time, especially if you not use unlimited data plan. Fortunately, there is an option in Samsung Galaxy SIII which will allow you to limit the data usage. Once the data usage reach the limit, the mobile data connection will be automatically disabled.

See also: How to Manage the Data Usage on Samsung Galaxy S3

Aside from set limitation of your data usage, here you can also viewing the data usage per apps. This of course will help you to know which application is using a lot of data and which uses less data

How to view data use by apps?
Below are the steps to do so:
  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Tap Data usage.
  3. Here you can determine the time period of the data usage you wish to view by tapping the data usage cycle field or tap and drag the White bars in the graph to adjust the time period of the data usage. The selected time period will be displayed under the graph.
  4. Swipe the screen up then you'll see a list of apps and the data use in each of them.

By knowing how much data use by the apps on your phone, now you will know which the apps are using the large amount of data and the apps are using the less amount of data, then you can use this information to manage the data usage more better.


  1. Dear All,

    I would like to know how to clear the records of the data usage.

    Currently I have a Samsung Galaxy S III.
    Under "Connections"> "Data Usage:
    I will be able to see the data used by the apps.

    Chrome: 53.5mb
    Google Play Store: 12 mb
    Maps: 10 Mb.
    Yahoo Messenger: 5 Mb

    What I would like to do is to be able to individually select and clear/reset the records. Example: I want to clear the data usage record of the Chrome. How do i do it?

    Thanks in advance.

    1. Hi Eddie,
      Thanks for coming.
      As far as I know, the data usage automatically resets at the end of your billing cycle. And of course, if you don't mind performing factory reset, it'll reset your data usage, but please note that it'll also erase all of your data, settings, third-party apps.


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