Managing your data usage
We know that staying in control of your data usage is important to help you stay in control of your costs.
If you’re concerned that you’ve used more data than usual, or that you may exceed your monthly allowance, we have a range of data extras to choose from so you can increase your monthly allowance. You can add these in your My Vodafone account or in the My Vodafone app.
We can also help you manage your data usage in periods where you need to monitor your usage more closely, letting you enjoy your favourite apps and sites while giving you more control over the amount of data you’re using.
From restricting background data to other app-specific advice, here are a few tips and tricks to help you manage and understand your data usage.
Monitoring your data usage
We’ll always let you know when you’re getting close to your monthly data limit, and again when you’ve reached it.
It’s also useful to know which apps or features you use most of your mobile data on, so you can adjust the settings or usage. Most smartphones and tablets have an in-built data monitor which will show you where you’re using the most data.
Instructions depend on the make and model of your device but you can use these Apple and Android instructions as a guide:
Go to Settings and choose Mobile data. Then scroll down to Use Mobile Data for: where you can see how much data you use on each application.
Go to Settings and choose Data usage. Here you can see where you’re using the most data and choose to add data alerts.
Need more help?
If you still need help with your data usage or with your device, don’t worry. You can chat with one of our advisers online, head into your nearest store or see what tips and answers are available in our Community.