Hate how your iPhone monthly phone bill surprises you each time? Then do something about it.
No, I'm not saying ditch your phone and just stop using it. The only thing you need to do is keep track of your data usage. How do you do this? With apps, of course!
Here's a combination of free and paid apps you can use to keep your data use in check. Some of these are pretty easy to use and others are a bit more feature-filled than others. Take your pick and start saving your money.
My Data Manager (FREE)
One of the best data monitoring apps around, My Data Manager keeps you in the loop on how much data you're using per month on your smartphone. Why do you want to keep this in check? Well, for one, unexpected charges can be horrifying!
When you first use it, you have to input your plan as well as data option. It will automatically refresh depending on your indicated cycle. It comes with a simple interface that gives you a visual look on the data used and how much you have left to use. The app even provides a recommended usage per day so you don't hit your cap. It also shows which apps are data hogs so you can turn them off when needed. The best part? It's FREE for the iPhone 6 and other iPhone devices! No ads or in-app purchases at all.
DataMan Next ($0.99)
This might be a paid app but if you want something efficient and minimal then this is the way to go. DataMan Next offers a simple screen that shows the percentage of usage. It works with cellular or wifi use and gives you a four coloured warning depending on the severity of your consumption. Best of all, it's very easy to use.
If you prefer something with a more interesting interface, DataWiz makes for a great solution. This one is free as well. It's especially great for tracking down cellular data usage. It will even provide 'predictions' about your own use.
Going overboard on your iPhone data charges can be annoying (and a bit horrifying) especially if you're on a budget. But with these little apps, you can make sure to not go over your cap. Save money and enjoy!