1. nothingworks's Avatar
    I'm exceeding my allotted wifi data at home and I'm able to account for all of it other than my daughters IOS device and my iPad. Is there anyway to monitor wifi data on an iPhone 5 with IOS 8? Sorry if this is a silly question but I'm a Blackberry user, not that familiar with IOS diagnostics. Thanks!
    02-15-2015 08:38 PM
  2. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Not that I know of. But your router should have some sort of interface that you could use to track wifi data.
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    02-15-2015 09:06 PM
  3. zerog46's Avatar
    Not that I know of but maybe someone else will chime in with some info.
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    02-15-2015 09:06 PM
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    Thanks for the reply guys, guess I'll start looking at apps now.

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    02-17-2015 01:45 AM
  5. SwitchBeach's Avatar
    Look at an app named "DataMan". It will track cellular and WiFi data.

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    02-17-2015 08:01 AM
  6. nothingworks's Avatar
    Look at an app named "DataMan". It will track cellular and WiFi data.
    Thanks, will check it out.

    Do you know if this is a 'headless' app? I remember years ago trying to track data usage on an ipod. The app I was using then would show up in the open app list and the user would instinctively close it with the other apps. Like one that doesn't accidentally get closed and stops tracking.

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    02-17-2015 09:32 AM
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    Thanks, will check it out.

    Do you know if this is a 'headless' app? I remember years ago trying to track data usage on an ipod. The app I was using then would show up in the open app list and the user would instinctively close it with the other apps. Like one that doesn't accidentally get closed and stops tracking.

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    As long as you open the app when you restart your phone, it should track fine in the background.

    Also, removing apps from the app list in iOS is a bad habbit that you should avoid. This does nothing but reduce the performance of your device, and cause issues with how apps perform. iOS handles apps in and out of memory automatically, making sure you don't run into those kinds of issues. User intervention isn't necessary.

    Just FYI, "headless" app is a seldom used term that doesn't actually mean much in the real world anymore. Blackberry uses it to describe apps without a visible UI which would normally be known as services, but Blackberry's apps are far too bloated to be services.
    Last edited by mikeo007; 02-17-2015 at 12:07 PM.
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    02-17-2015 11:00 AM
  8. SwitchBeach's Avatar
    It will track the data just fine without you "opening" it or "having it in the background".
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    02-17-2015 12:09 PM
  9. nothingworks's Avatar
    As long as you open the app when you restart your phone, it should track fine in the background.

    Also, removing apps from the app list in iOS is a bad habbit that you should avoid. This does nothing but reduce the performance of your device, and cause issues with how apps perform. iOS handles apps in and out of memory automatically, making sure you don't run into those kinds of issues. User intervention isn't necessary.
    Maybe we are talking about different things? I know I've used the wrong nomenclature before. I asked a friend (big time Apple guy) how to 'Jailbreak' an Android tablet, that didn't go over well LOL.

    So, when I hit the home button twice and all those apps show up that I scroll through sideways, you just leave all of them there? Flicking up on these to close I should avoid? Wouldn't multitasking be difficult with all that clutter on the screen? When my Daughter is done with an app she closes it. It's second nature for her to close apps when she is done, this would pose a problem if it needed to be there to monitor wifi.
    Anyway, I'll try out that app

    Just FYI, "headless" app is a seldom used term that doesn't actually mean much in the real world anymore. Blackberry uses it to describe apps without a visible UI which would normally be known as services, but Blackberry's apps are far too bloated to be services.
    My biggest 'headless' app on my phone only occupies 3MB out of the 2G ram and <0.1% of CPU. Not an expert but it doesn't seem 'bloated'.

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    02-18-2015 01:30 AM
  10. mikeo007's Avatar
    Maybe we are talking about different things? I know I've used the wrong nomenclature before. I asked a friend (big time Apple guy) how to 'Jailbreak' an Android tablet, that didn't go over well LOL.

    So, when I hit the home button twice and all those apps show up that I scroll through sideways, you just leave all of them there? Flicking up on these to close I should avoid? Wouldn't multitasking be difficult with all that clutter on the screen? When my Daughter is done with an app she closes it. It's second nature for her to close apps when she is done, this would pose a problem if it needed to be there to monitor wifi.
    Anyway, I'll try out that app
    That app screen is just a task switcher. It doesn't actually tell you whether apps are running or not. Your use case is the reason they even allow you to "close" them, because you want to declutter the recently used apps. A poster above said it was safe to close the monitoring apps though, so this might be a recent change in iOS.

    My biggest 'headless' app on my phone only occupies 3MB out of the 2G ram and <0.1% of CPU. Not an expert but it doesn't seem 'bloated'.

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    Idle CPU usage means nothing, nor does idle RAM usage.

    These are almost always chunks of bigger apps which were never meant to behave in the background.
    02-18-2015 10:46 AM
  11. nothingworks's Avatar
    It will track the data just fine without you "opening" it or "having it in the background".
    Wow, just wow! Looks like my daughter is using 1.5G of data a day so far (Only a two day sample). The app works great, just wish it was a little more detailed. Thanks

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    02-20-2015 01:31 AM
  12. nothingworks's Avatar
    That app screen is just a task switcher. It doesn't actually tell you whether apps are running or not. Your use case is the reason they even allow you to "close" them, because you want to declutter the recently used apps. A poster above said it was safe to close the monitoring apps though, so this might be a recent change in iOS.
    Well as the other poster said the app is working even when I "close" it on the 'task switcher'. Mind you the first time I closed the app it gave a warning that if I closed it, it may not be able to 'background refresh'? Maybe only important for notifications, but I don't need that anyway.

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    02-20-2015 01:45 AM
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    Wow, just wow! Looks like my daughter is using 1.5G of data a day so far (Only a two day sample). The app works great, just wish it was a little more detailed. Thanks

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    1.5GB of data is easy to do if you are streaming video from YouTube, Netflix, etc.
    02-20-2015 08:07 AM
  14. mikeo007's Avatar
    Well as the other poster said the app is working even when I "close" it on the 'task switcher'. Mind you the first time I closed the app it gave a warning that if I closed it, it may not be able to 'background refresh'? Maybe only important for notifications, but I don't need that anyway.

    Posted via the iMore App for Android on my BlackBerry
    Yup, I'm thinking they must have fixed this in iOS8. When background refresh was introduced in iOS7 there were some issues with refreshing closed apps, but glad to see that they seem to have fixed it.
    02-20-2015 08:43 AM

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