Apple® iPhone® - Manage Data Usage

Caution Data usage info provided by the device may differ from actual usage. For data usage info provided by Verizon Wireless, refer to the My Verizon website.


Note Notes:

  • The steps below apply to the following models:
    • iPhone X / XS / XS Max / XR
    • iPhone 8 / 8 Plus
    • iPhone 7 / 7 Plus
    • iPhone SE
    • iPhone 6 / 6 Plus / 6s / 6s Plus
    • iPhone 5 / 5c / 5
    • iPhone 4 / 4s
  • For more info on data usage and alerts, check out these Data Usage FAQs.


  1. From the Home screen, navigate: Settings Settings Icon > Cellular.
  2. View the overall cellular data usage.
    • Current Period
    • Current Period Roaming
  3. View the individual apps cellular data usage.
    The app cellular data usage is displayed beneath the name of the app. 
  4. To turn cellular data usage for an individual app on Switch On or off Switch Off.
    Exchange ActiveSync accounts are handled separately from other Mail and Calendar accounts. Exchange ActiveSync accounts continue to use cellular data even if cellular data usage for Mail and Calendar are disabled.
  5. To view the data used by system services, tap System Services.
  6. The data usage is displayed to the right of the system service (e.g., Mapping Services 2.0 MB).
  7. Tap Back Arrow Cellular (upper-left).
  8. To reset the usage statistics, tap Reset Statistics.
  9. Tap Reset Statistics.