Chances are, you have a data plan on your iPhone, and you might benefit from being able to keep track of the data that you're using. A lot of data plans are capped these days, but even those with unlimited data on some carriers have to be careful of how much data they're using, or they run the risk of getting throttled data speeds.
A popular data-tracking Notification Center widget called WeeTrackData
by iOS developer Albert Schulz has been re-released with iOS 7 support. The new version is called WeeTrackData7 for Notification Center
, and as shown above, the widget gives you all kinds of information about your data usage every month.
The widget will show you information such as the amount of data you've downloaded, the amount of data you've uploaded, and the amount of data that you've used in total out of your allowed amount every month. You can swipe to the left on the widget to display your data usage for the last week, or for the day. It's visually displayed for you in the form of a progress bar.
After you install the widget, you will find a preferences pane in the Settings application where you can configure some options for the widget:
Here, you can enter the amount of data that your carrier lets you use every month. In this case, AT&T gives me 2GB of data per month, so I put about 2000MB in the monthly limit field (not exactly 2GB, just a rough estimate). You will also be able to put a number of megabytes in the "Already Used This Month" field so that the tweak knows how many megabytes you've used already when you install the tweak. This makes it so the tweak can do its math more accurately. If you haven't used any data yet for the month, you can set this to 0.
You'll also find a place to choose what day of the month that your billing cycle will start. You can pick a value from 1-28, or pick "Last day of the month" so that the widget automatically resets itself at the end of the month.
At the bottom of the preferences pane, you can enable or disable the space-saving version of the widget, which compresses the widget's size in Notification Center, or you can enable or disable the reverse bar feature, which lets you see how much data you have left to use instead of how much data you have already used.
All in all, WeeTrackData7 for Notification Center is a well-made data-tracking widget for iOS 7, and it looks great in Notification Center. If you want to give it a whirl, it's available in Cydia's BigBoss repository for $1.99. It's a free upgrade for anyone that owns the original WeeTrackData widget.
WeeTrackData7 for Notification Center
iPhone 5 running iOS 7.0.4