Cellular data usage is a concern for anyone that has a cellular plan with a limited amount of data each month. Doing things like streaming a video from Netflix can consume a lot of your cellular data, but even normal, non-video streaming activities can easily bring you close to your monthly data cap.
So if you have another device that you need to connect to the Internet via your iPhone’s Personal Hotspot, then you may be concerned about how much data is being used by that additional device. Our guide below will show you how to find the data usage information for the iPhone’s Personal Hotspot.
How to See How Much Data is Being Used by the Personal Hotspot on Your iPhone 7
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus, in iOS 10.3.3. Note that, by default, your iPhone does not reset your cellular data usage statistics. Therefore, if you want to see how much data your personal hotspot is using during a particular period of time, then you will need to reset your cellular data usage statistics first, then come back in a week or a month and see the data usage at that point.
Step 1: Open the Settings app.
Step 2: Select the Cellular option.
Step 3: Scroll to the bottom of the menu and touch the System Services button.
Step 4: Locate the Personal Hotspot row in this table. That is the amount of data that this feature has used since your cellular data statistics were last reset.
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Kermit Matthews is a freelance writer based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with more than a decade of experience writing technology guides. He has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Computer Science and has spent much of his professional career in IT management.
He specializes in writing content about iPhones, Android devices, Microsoft Office and many other popular applications and devices.