1. Kerry Andrews's Avatar
    I use the Data Sense feature so that I know how much data I'm using to prevent myself from going over the monthly data limit, and it just came to my attention that it's not accurate in telling me how much data I've used and so I want to know if anyone else has the same problem. The Data Sense feature will tell me how much data I've used but in reality I've used quite a bit more than the number stated. I know this because when I log in to my mobile network account to view how much data allowance I have left, the number is different.
    11-09-2013 06:46 AM
  2. Arpit Mittal's Avatar
    Data sense is approx right, please check your background app ad they also use internet...
    Kerry Andrews likes this.
    11-09-2013 06:50 AM
  3. xratola's Avatar
    Yes that happens to me a lot. What I do is setting my weekly MB available (I receive 2GB so 500Mb per week). So this makes the app more accurate since if I put the entire 2Gb it's really really inaccurate :/
    Kerry Andrews likes this.
    11-09-2013 06:52 AM
  4. Arpit Mittal's Avatar
    please set for 400mb per week or 1.6gb per month and see what results will you get
    11-09-2013 08:58 AM
  5. Blkacesvf41's Avatar
    Mine is also way off. On my Lumia 822 right now is telling me that I have 893MB left and my Verizon app says 1.5GB left outta my 4GB allowance for the month. Is there a way to recalibrate the app somehow?
    11-21-2013 10:52 AM
  6. gwinegarden's Avatar
    Mine reset on the 18th, so not that long ago. Right now, it is bang on what Telus says.
    11-22-2013 07:09 PM
  7. rishabk97's Avatar

    You see the last line? (Highlighted). BTW its pretty accurate for me.
    11-23-2013 09:53 AM
  8. vlad1337's Avatar
    My data sense seems to be buggy! Yesterday morning i checked it and it said "system" used 2 mb on cellular, and 27 mb on wifi, then in the evening i check again, it says that I used 6 mb cellular, and 20 mb wifi.

    Also, what are people's "system" category internet usage (wifi and data)? I seem to clock around 200-300 mb per month having location, feedback and all those services off.

    12-26-2013 10:04 AM
  9. shmsnh's Avatar
    It's accurate as far as the phone is concerned. It may not always match the records at your carrier.
    12-26-2013 11:23 AM
  10. vlad1337's Avatar
    It does seem to match the records of carrier, problem is, I don't understand why "system" uses so much data
    12-26-2013 12:12 PM
  11. Warden607135's Avatar
    Yes, after two years and Windows 8.1, it's still crap. Apparently I've used 30GB in the last month, when my carrier only allows 500MB (and they are happy that I've stayed within that limit). What is "System" doing?

    If it this inaccurate, it's useless. There's no way I can gauge what to set the limit/warnings at.
    09-28-2015 03:58 PM

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