How to set a data usage limit on Android or iPhone?

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The best thing is to have the chance to check the cost of mobile data to reduce consumption and make ends meet with the plan we currently have. If we are aware of the amount we are spending and there are still days to make ends meet, then we can be more cautious when we consume the data and never run out of it.

Also in some countries there are plans where you pay what you spend without any kind of limitation and this can generate considerable debt at the end of the month.

That is why we will see what is the best way to set up a data consumption limit on both Android and iPhone and this way you can keep track of all the data you spend when you are not connected to one. WIFI network.

How to set a data usage limit on Android

Android has configuration options that allow us to set certain limits regarding mobile data consumption. Which is pretty cool since we don't need to install third-party apps.

How do we do it? The first thing we have to do is go up " Settings "Once we're here, we'll look for the option" Use of data «.

In this section we will see all the data we have consumed so far. What we can do here is set a limit on mobile data and alarms to avoid consuming more.

All we have to do is click on " Billing cycle ". Here we will be able to activate the alarms, let's go to the option " Define data warning for alarms »And we will have to indicate the amount of data limit to sound the alarm, it can be 1GB, 2GB, etc.

In case we want to establish a limit without alarm, we can go up " Limit data usage »Clarify the limit and when it is reached the device will stop using mobile data.

How to set a data usage limit on iPhone

In the case of Apple's iOS, we don't have the ability to set a data limit or alarms natively. To achieve this we will need to install an application called My Data Manager.

THE application is free and has an intuitive interface quite simple to use. With it, we will be able to manage data consumption and see how much we have spent so far.

We will not be able to establish a data limit as in the case of Android. But if we can have the alarms. In this way, once the established limit is reached, the only thing we will have to do is manually deactivate mobile data in case we do not want to spend more.

To configure the app, after downloading and installing it. What you need to do is go to the menu Settings of the same and access I my plans,  so we will have to specify the monthly data limit.

To get the alarms, simply enter I my alarms and define the parameters so that the alarm sounds and warns us that we are reaching the defined mobile data limit.

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