View & Manage Data
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View & Manage Data

View data usage, set data limits, and see the apps using the most data.

  1. VIEW DATA USAGE: Swipe down from the Notification bar, then select the Settings icon.
    Note: To check your current month's data usage, dial *data# (*3282#) on your mobile phone to receive a text message with the current bill cycle's usage.
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  2. Scroll to and select Data usage. Data usage information will be displayed at the top.
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  3. ENABLE/DISABLE CELLULAR DATA: From the Data usage screen, select the Cellular data switch.
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  4. VIEW MONTHLY BILLING CYCLE DATE: From the Data usage screen, scroll to and select Billing cycle. The billing cycle date will be displayed.
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  5. CHANGE MONTHLY BILLING CYCLE DATE: From the Billing cycle screen, select Billing cycle. Select the desired usage cycle reset date, then select SET.
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  6. ENABLE MONTHLY DATA LIMIT: Select the Set data limit switch. Review the Limiting data usage prompt, then select OK.
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  7. EDIT MONTHLY DATA LIMIT: Select Data limit, then enter the desired data usage limit and select SET.
    Note: When the mobile data limit is active and has been reached, the mobile data block will remain in effect until mobile data is manually re-enabled on the device, the limit threshold is changed to a higher value, or a new data usage cycle begins. If you set data usage limits on your device, they do not communicate with AT&T systems. You will still receive AT&T system generated notifications as you approach your data limits.
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  8. VIEW DATA USAGE BY APP: From the Data usage screen, scroll to and select Cellular data usage. Scroll to view data usage by app.
    Note: To restrict apps from using data while running in the background, select the desired app and edit App settings and Background data usage as desired. Your myAT&T account is also another way to manage your wireless usage.
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