How to Clear Data Usage on Android.
Android has a handy feature called Data Usage that keeps track of how much mobile data you’ve used. But strangely, there is no way to clear these data usage statistics. So here is a guide on how to clear data usage on Android.
But first why clean up data usage?
Well, there are several reasons for this. For example, I was on vacation last month and recharged data several times in a week. However, since usage stats add all the bandwidth, there is no easy way to determine how much data I have used since the last recharge.
How to clear data usage on Android!
Unfortunately, you can only clear data usage on the rooted device. But, if your phone is not rooted, there is a workaround for this as well. We’ll come back to this later. First, let’s see how to disable data usage if you have root access.
For root users
If you have a rooted device, it’s pretty straightforward and straightforward. Start by opening a file explorer. If you don’t have them, install ES file explorer.Next go to / data / system / netstats. In the netstats folder, delete all files and restart your device.
This will clear all data in the Data Usage section.
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If your device is not rooted, you can deselect “data usage” initially. But this cannot be done immediately and instead you need to select the date when you want to reset the data loop. Turn on mobile data first (important), then go to System Preferences. To do this, open the notification panel and click the gear icon. Alternatively, you can also go to the app drawer and click the gear icon to open system settings.
Once you’re on the settings page, go to “Network & Internet”.
When you are on the Network & Internet page, click on Data Usage.
On the Data Usage page, click Data Warning and Restriction. This will open up additional settings.
Once you get to the Data Warning and Restriction page, click on Application Data Cycle.
You will see a pop-up with the reset data for the usage cycle. Select today’s data, which in my case is 16th. Click on Set.
Now when you visit the data usage page, the system will start using the data from today’s data and the statistics should be reset. This is sort of a workaround for resetting data usage.
To better control your data usage, I suggest you try this application called My Data Manager. This allows you to track your data usage. It provides more detailed information on data usage for each app and how much bandwidth you are spending on a specific day / week, etc. You can also define limits and even filter mobile data and roaming usage.
Surprisingly, this option is still not included in the latest build of Android 9. But these methods will definitely work no matter what Android device you are using.
For any queries or questions, let me know in the comments below.
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