How To Check Your iPhone’s Data Usage From The iOS 5 Notification Center [Jailbreak]

How To Check Your iPhone’s Data Usage From The iOS 5 Notification Center [Jailbreak]

A really nifty jailbreak widget for iOS 5’s Notification Center is now available in Cydia. WeeTrackData lets you quickly check your iPhone’s data usage from Notification Center, and you can set a monthly limit to make sure you don’t exceed your allowance.

While most Notification Center widgets seem to be rather trivial functionality-wise, WeeTrackData is one of the first jailbreak widgets with some real practicality.

Developed by Albert Schulz, WeeTrackData is broken up into three views: Monthly Stats, Last 7 Days, and Today’s Usage. Swipe from left to right to view the three different views, and you’ll have your upload and download stats displayed for each. The little WiFi icon shows you your current data signal strength with a fluctuating percentage.

How To Check Your iPhone’s Data Usage From The iOS 5 Notification Center [Jailbreak]

Once you enable the widget in your Notification preferences in the iPhone’s Settings app, WeeTrackData will start logging the amount of data you consume while updating your usage in real time. You can set your data threshold in the widget’s settings (scroll down in the main window of the Settings app until you find it) and the date for your billing cycle.

Because you don’t have to log in any carrier information for WeeTrackData to work, you won’t be able to get your complete data usage for your current billing cycle right now. I recommend enabling WeeTrackData at the beginning of your next billing cycle so you have a more accurate gauge for how much data you’ve used.

WeeTrackData costs $1.99 in Cydia. But that’s a small price to pay for the peace of mind you won’t have to pay your carrier for using too much data.

  • KateMacVerde

    What’s the weather tweak you have going on there?

  • Louis Cameron

    That’s the stock iPhone weather app.

  • damon_021

    default Weather Widget!

  • Dsfsdfdsf Hhfgfdgfdgfd

    Sweet! I never knew how to do that. Are there any similar iPhone 5 widgets?

  • Dsfsdfdsf Hhfgfdgfdgfd

    Sweet! I never knew how to do that. Are there any similar iPhone 5 widgets?

  • pgravestock

    Why does this require a Jailbreak ? seems a perfectly resonable app

  • joewaylo

    Because it’s a hack into the notification center. It’s not a core feature. The core features of the notification center are Stocks, Weather, App Alerts. That’s it. There’s no themes, widgets to turn off iPhone features quickly, data usage monitor, etc.

  • YarikGo

    i have to say that its a very nice tweak ba 2$ for it is much too much !

  • KateMacVerde

    How? Mine only shows one day in the notification center.

  • Stanfoo

    You guys think this tweak will also be in the iPhone 5?

  • Tom Neal

    Swipe the weather widget to reveal weekly forecast.

  • liamgreen

    This is awesome. The Vodafone app does the same. but this is so much quicker. 

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