How to check how many MB of Internet you have
Using an unlimited internet service is bliss. Surf websites, stream videos or video chat; there is nothing better than unlimited internet data. But if you have a limited MB internet then a problem ensues as you have to know how much MB of Internet data you have used and how much data is left.
In this article we will know how to check how many MB of internet you have.
At first we must know how much data is consumed in each activity on the internet. Below is a list of approximate data consumed due to various activities:
1. Surfing the Web
Approximately 0.5 MB of data is consumed while visiting simple home pages like google etc.
Approximately 2 MB of data is consumed while visiting comprehensive home pages i.e. pages with images, videos etc.
Approximately 0.02 MB of data is consumed while sending or receiving simple e-mail consisting only text.
While sending or receiving e-mail with attachments the data is consumed is approximately 0.02 MB plus the size of attachment.
3. Listening to Music
Approximately 5 MB (i.e. 1 MB per minute) of data is consumed while downloading or streaming a song.
Approximately 15 MB (1 MB per minute) of data is consumed while listening to online radio for 15 minutes.
If you want to know more figures, check out our article to know how many MBs Spotify uses.
4. Watching Videos
Approximately 15 MB of data is consumed while downloading or streaming a YouTube video of full HD 1080 or similar type videos.
5. Making a Video Call
Approximately 3 MB of data is consumed to Skype call for 5 minutes.
Approximately 20 MB of data is consumed to Skype Video call for 5 minutes.
In Whatsapp you can easily know how many MB is used. At first click on the three vertical dots on the topmost right hand side. Open settings and click on Account. In the Account option click on Network Usage. There you can view the amount of data consumed while using Whatsapp. To know more, read our article on how many megabytes Whatsapp uses.
How to check how many megabytes you have left
To check how many mbs you have left on iPhone it's pretty simple. Go to 'Settings' , then go to 'General'. There, find the 'Use' tab and find the tab reading 'wireless network'. Here you'll find information on your call, but right below you'll be able to see how many megabytes you have received and sent. Note that if you have never done this before the amount will be the total of MBs since you have had your phone.
Another way to know how many mbs you have left is to go to your Phone operator's website and login to your account (most companies give you an account as soon as you sign a contract with them). On your user page you'll be able to find the amount of MBs you have used and how many you have left.
If you want to know how many MBs you have left from your phone, you can also install apps that have been created for this reason such as NetCounter for Android or Data Usage for Iphone.
Control your megabytes usage
To know how many MB of internet you have, before beginning Internet usage set the data alert and data limit. In that way you can simply check how many data you have used or you can get an alert when you have consumed your set data limit. Then you can calculate the MB of internet left to use. This will let you know whether you can download or upload any video or song or browse internet.
You can learn how to save MBs reading our article How to save Megabytes on iPhone.
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