iOS App Review

On September 17, 2012, in Apps, iOS, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Review, by Mark Greentree


App Developer: Bjango
Version Reviewed: 2.12
License: US$2.99


Consume is an iOS app that allows users to measure the consumption of various online services such as, but not restricted to, mobile data and voice minute allocations.

Whilst iOS does offer an internal method to monitor the data throughput of your device, it is limited because it does not check with the provider. Therefore, users are required to manually reset the internal data monitoring at the end of the monthly bill cycle.

To access, and reset, this default area, without consume, you need to navigate to Settings > General > Usage > Cellular Usage > Reset Statistics. In the same area you will be able to view your current sent and received data usage.

Consume offers a better solution and has become my app of choice when viewing my current voice and data communication usage.

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About Mark Greentree

Mark Greentree is the principle blogger and podcast creator of His aim is to inform users at all levels of experience how to get the most out of the Apple hardware and associated software. He is also the lead host on Not Another Mac Podcast, an Apple based round table discussion with Mac users and experts from all over world.

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