Video calling apps like FaceTime may finish your data plan earlier than expected. This may cause trouble especially when your data plan is already running short. Besides iOS 13’s Low Data Mode, it’s a good idea to keep track of or check the FaceTime data usage to avoid problems.
Fortunately, you can reduce cellular data usage on iOS using simple tricks. For example, you reduce the stream quality of the Apple TV app and even keep an eye on how much cellular/mobile data FaceTime uses on your iPhone.
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Keeping Track of the Data Usage in iPhone (iOS 13 or Newer)
You can check FaceTime data usage in 3 simple ways – 1) using the Settings app, 2) using the Phone app, and 3) using the FaceTime app. You can view the overall data used by the FaceTime app and data used during a particular FaceTime video/audio call. Let’s check all three methods in detail.
A) Check Overall FaceTime Usage in Settings App
First of all, we will use the Settings app to check the FaceTime data usage. Just follow these steps.
Step 1: Go to Cellular or Mobile Settings
Open the Settings app on your iPhone and tap on Cellular or Mobile. It will take you to the Cellular or Mobile page where you can check the overall mobile/cellular data usage of any app in your iPhone.
Step 2: Check FaceTime Data Usage
Now scroll down and find the FaceTime app. Here you can see how much data FaceTime has consumed while you were using your mobile data. You can see the data usage right below the FaceTime app.
NOTE: The data usage stored in the Settings app automatically resets when the iOS version is upgraded. It can also be reset manually by tapping on the Reset Statistics.
B) Check Usage Data in the FaceTime App
In the FaceTime app, you can check the data used during a particular call. Simply open the FaceTime app and follow these steps.
Step 1: Open FaceTime App
Open the FaceTime app on your iPhone. Tap on the “i” button next to a contact’s name. This will open the contact card of the selected contact.
Step 2: Check Data Usage in Contact Details
In the contact card, you can check the total data used during the call along with the date and time.
C) See FaceTime Usage Data in the Phone App
Just like the FaceTime app, you can check FaceTime data usage in your iPhone’s Phone app. Just follow these steps.
Step 1: Launch the Phone App
Open the Phone app on your iPhone and select the Recents tab. And look for the contact that has “FaceTime Audio/Video” written below its name. Then, tap on the “i” button next to the name/number.
Step 2: Check the Data Usage
The contact card of the selected contact will open. Here, you can see the date/time of the call along with the data used during the call.
Track FaceTime Cellular/Mobile Data Usage with Ease
The above tutorial was about keeping track of FaceTime Apps data usage. You can use these quick ways to keep a tab on the data usage of the video or audio calling to avoid high data usage. By analyzing the data consumption pattern of the FaceTime app, you can avoid running out of data in the time of need.
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