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How to estimate your phone or ISP data usage

how to check your data usage

Many mobile or ISP data plans have strict data caps that can cause you to get hit with massive overage fees. Some mobile companies even offer something called “unlimited” data, but in reality after you hit a certain cap you’ll be throttled. Ridiculous isn’t it?

How can you estimate your data usage to stay under these barbaric data caps in 2021? Fortunately, we at GlassWire have made a free Data Usage Calculator estimation tool to help you stay under your limits!

Our new Data Usage Calculator makes it easy to estimate what your average data usage will be per month, week, or day for your mobile phone or WiFi network. With our data usage calculation tool you can see what apps and services use the most bandwidth, and how much data you’ll use per app or service.

For example, see how much data video streaming services like Youtube or Netflix use. Or calculate how much bandwidth you’ll be using in a Zoom video meeting, or just by using Facebook on your phone.

Try our Data Usage Calculator now for free to estimate your monthly data usage. You’ll be able to calculate exactly how much 250 GB of data per month really is.

Calculate your Monthly Data Usage Free!

Software Updates

Introducing GlassWire Lite!

GlassWire Firewall Lite with less resources

Since GlassWire was introduced in 2014 over 20 million people have used our software to help protect their devices from privacy violating apps, bandwidth hogs, and malware.

However, for some people who need to use very minimal hardware resources, GlassWire’s resource usage requirements can be just a little too much.

For example we have one customer who runs a server at a remote location with very limited connectivity and limited resources. It’s critical that they use GlassWire to secure their server and keep their bandwidth in check, but they are also extremely limited by the unique server hardware they use.

We’ve listened carefully to the feedback from that customer and others who have unique hardware resource usage requirements and we’ve designed a special version of GlassWire just for them.

Today we’re excited to introduce GlassWire Lite! This optional new version of GlassWire uses less than 1/3 the memory that our normal GlassWire software uses and writes 1/20th of the disk write operations. And just like our original GlassWire version its CPU usage should usually be almost zero.

To make this super light version of GlassWire we made it collect very minimal host data. If you’re using GlassWire Lite you’ll find you’ll only see hosts on the Firewall tab, and in “New” and “Ask to Connect” notifications.

If tracking hosts is important to you then you’ll probably want to stick with our powerful original GlassWire version. But if you don’t need to track hosts we recommend that you give GlassWire Lite a try.

If you’re a Basic, Pro, or Elite user you can use your license on GlassWire Lite and it works exactly the same.

Please note if you switch to GlassWire Lite from our original GlassWire version your history and settings will be completely reset because GlassWire Live uses a different database structure. Our installer window warns about this.

However, when you install GlassWire Lite over GlassWire, your original GlassWire history will be backed up and moved inside the GlassWire folder. If you find GlassWire Lite is not for you then you should be able to install GlassWire again over itself, and your original GlassWire history should return with no issues.

Please note if you’re concerned about losing your GlassWire history you can back up your database before trying GlassWire Lite.

To try GlassWire Lite visit our download page, then look for the logo at the bottom left of the page and download it.

We hope you enjoy this new version of GlassWire and we appreciate your feedback.

Have comments about this new version of GlassWire? Please give us feedback by commenting on this post, or let us know in the forum.

Software Updates

GlassWire 2.2 for Windows now available!

Our team has spent many months completely rewriting GlassWire’s backend from scratch.  With this new major update GlassWire now uses significantly less memory, and even less disk resources. 

We’ve also added a new free dark theme we call “asphalt”.  Go to the top left GlassWire menu to try it out.

What else is new with GlassWire 2.2?
– GlassWire now starts much faster!
– DNS resolving is improved.
– Graph data loading is faster!
– VirusTotal analyzing is faster!
– Things device discovery and resolving now works much better!
– Many other bug fixes and improvements.
– Remote monitoring is now even more secure and improved.  Please note it’s required that you update your client and server with this update.
– GlassWire now has a speed meter in the mini viewer.

Download GlassWire 2.2 now!

Please give the update a try and let us know your results in the forum, or email us if you need help.

Our complete list of all the changes in 2.2 are available here.

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