1. Pete's Avatar
    Just wanted to spread the word here. If you don't have Data Sense on your 8X, try using the HTC Connection Setup app.

    I just played with it and suddenly have Data Sense enabled on my UK EE phone (and have data displayed for the past 30 days)

    Kudos goes to this thread:-

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/win...setup-app.html
    11-05-2013 03:02 AM
  2. FrodoBaggins's Avatar
    Nice! Unfortunately no such luck for me, even after playing with it for an hour :(. What carrier did you choose?
    11-05-2013 04:23 AM
  3. Pete's Avatar
    I chose the carrier I use - EE in the UK.

    I guess the point is that Data Sense doesn't always appear magically on the 8X after an OS/firmware update - it needs a little help from the Connection Setup app.
    11-05-2013 04:26 AM
  4. Kavu2's Avatar
    For convenient ref on how Data Sense works...
    Use Data Sense to track data usage | Windows Phone How-to (United States)

    There were some changes/additions that came with the GDR3 update (Windows Phone software version 8.0.10501.127 or later)...

    Data Sense can reduce the amount of background data you use. You can choose when to restrict background data:

    - 'When I'm near my limit', you can choose to restrict background data [GDR2}
    - 'Always restrict background data' [GDR3]
    - 'Restrict background data when roaming', [GDR3]

    Additionally, the 'Reduce data use browing...' switch, which in GDR2 was tied/accessed via IE app, is now available in the Data Sense app settings..which as previous, sends URLs to Data Sense to reduce data usage. I'm not sure if not being tied to IE allows this feature to work with other wp8 browsers or not eg UC Browser, Touch Browser etc. If so, that would be a nice improvement if not already enabled in GDR2..

    Important caveats to not create other issues...
    - Restricting background data may prevent some things from happening automatically, including voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) incoming call notifications, email syncing, background uploads and downloads, and Live Tile updates. All depending on your choices of restriction of data useage.
    - Selecting Always means that your Live Tiles won't update, and you'll need to manually sync your email to get new messages. So in most cases, you'll want to use 'When I'm near my limit'.
    11-05-2013 01:03 PM
  5. jorgejlt's Avatar
    I needed a hard reset for Data Sense working after last firmware update. It didn't appear previously in my htc 8x unbranded gdr3 developer preview.
    11-05-2013 04:27 PM
  6. bumbybog's Avatar
    just found out...if the carrier doesn't allow Data Sense on your HTC 8x...the guys on WMpoweruser have found a way to activate it
    they managed to make it work in Australia, but following the steps described i succeded to make it work on a branded phone for Orange Romania
    good luck!
    11-07-2013 02:34 AM
  7. benryder's Avatar
    HTC 8X. Unlocked on Three. I didn't have Data Sense, but last night I performed a Hard Reset on my phone.. and there it was! Slightly extreme way of getting it, but I had to reset for other reasons.
    11-07-2013 03:01 AM
  8. Chief_Adu's Avatar
    Just wanted to spread the word here. If you don't have Data Sense on your 8X, try using the HTC Connection Setup app.

    I just played with it and suddenly have Data Sense enabled on my UK EE phone (and have data displayed for the past 30 days)

    Kudos goes to this thread:-

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/win...setup-app.html
    This helped! Thank you, my dear friend :)
    11-07-2013 10:19 AM
  9. Bryan Sayas's Avatar
    I still can't get this to work.
    11-07-2013 12:19 PM
  10. Muessig's Avatar
    Good advice. Thanks, o Aperture o!
    11-07-2013 12:48 PM
  11. akulgupta100's Avatar
    Did not work for me :'( My carrier supports data sense ..I cant hard reset as I'll lose my save games

    Sent from my Windows Phone 8X by HTC using Tapatalk
    11-11-2013 02:02 PM
  12. lhqx108x's Avatar
    Just updated my htc unlocked, got data sense, works well
    11-11-2013 08:07 PM
  13. Bryan Sayas's Avatar
    Cool, it worked for me just now.
    11-11-2013 10:22 PM
  14. akulgupta100's Avatar
    Just updated my htc unlocked, got data sense, works well



    same here





    Sent from my Windows Phone 8X by HTC using Tapatalk
    11-11-2013 11:53 PM

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