Data Usage Monitor is a cellular data monitoring tool available for $1.99 on Cydia’s BigBoss repo. It’s a tweak that has the ability to monitor and take specific actions once your cellular data reaches a user defined threshold.

On paper it looks to be a great tweak that could save you money from data overages, but as you’ll see from our video walkthrough, it has a few opportunities for improvement before we’d deem it worthy of purchase…

The main problem with Data Usage Monitor comes after you reach a threshold with disable data set as an action. For some reason this constantly put us in a loop where we could not rid ourselves of the subsequent pop up notification. This forced us to reset our iPhone on more than a few occasions during our testing.

Secondly, the threshold that you set isn’t the exact threshold that will cause Data Usage Monitor to execute the user defined action. For instance, if you set the limit to 1MB, it doesn’t actually take effect until it hits 2MB. That’s not necessarily an issue if you expect it, but it can throw first timers off.

If you’re determined that this is the tweak for you, we recommend setting the threshold to some insanely high number, and just enjoy the tweak for its monitoring capabilities alone. Outside of the issue with the actions and thresholds, it’s a decent tweak, we’re just not sure if it’s worth the $1.99 asking price.

If you decide to give it a shot, please let us know what you find in the comments below.

  • So many videos today! Great job Jeff!

  • Anonymous

    The FREE Cydia tweak/app DataMonitor (also in BIgBoss) works great for me. Did I mention it’s FREE. 😉

  • Anonymous

    It’s too pricey for me. Especially, when I’m current using the FREE tweak/app “DataMonitor” also out of BigBoss. Did I mention it’s FREE? 😉

  • Dan

    Might try it. I had WeeTrackData, but even though it’s only supposed to track cellular data, it also tracked my wifi data. Had me in a panick, called Rogers (cell provider) and they told me I had not exceeded my limit like the tweak indicated.

  • Anonymous

    needs to be fixed

  • The last time I tried this, this doesn’t calculate the upload. Has that changed?

  • Yay Sprint! I don’t have to worry about data caps. 😀

  • would be nice if the up and down status bar works for wifi ….

  • Xee

    Can anyone recommend an app or tweak that can help me figure out which apps and processes are using cellular data? The app Dataman Pro does a simplified attempt at this. Are there any that do it better?

    Reason being my iPhone 5 is hemorrhaging cellular data even when I’m not using it.

    • Xee

      iNetUsage in Cydia seems to do what I wanted =)