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How Do I Find Out What Devices Are Using More Data On Xfinity?

Last Updated Jun 18, 2022
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If you’re on a limited data plan, you may be wondering which devices are using your data each month the most. By identifying these devices, you can potentially reduce your monthly data usage. This can decrease costs for extra data and keep your internet running fast and smooth. So, how do you find out what devices are using more data on your Xfinity?

To figure out which devices are using more data on Xfinity, follow these steps:

  1. Go to internet.xfinity.com and log in to your account.
  2. Scroll to the bottom and look at your data usage graph.
  3. Click on individual devices to see the data usage for that specific device. 

When you look at the graphs, they’ll tell you how much data you used (low – very high) and at what time your data usage reached a certain level. To learn more about the data your devices use and how to reduce your data usage (and save on those monthly fees!), read on. 

How Do I Find My Device Data Usage On Xfinity?

If you want to find your device data usage, you’ll have to log into your Xfinity account. You can do this from either your web browser or the Xfinity app on your phone. 

Finding Device Data On Internet Browser

The first method to find your device’s data usage using Xfinity will be through the internet browser on your computer.

Take the following steps:

  1. Go to internet.xfinity.com and log in to your account
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the page and find your data usage graph
  3. Click on specific devices to see their data usage

You might click on a computer and see the graph showing that at noon the activity was “very high.” This means you used a lot of data at that time on your computer compared to your typical computer usage. These are the devices you need to watch out for. 

If you click on a device and instead see “low” bars or no bars, it means little to no data was being used at those times. You’ll want to see at which times you use the most data, because that could be a time you’re susceptible to running over your limit!

Finding Device Data On Xfinity App

To find your data usage using the app, you’ll need to download the app from either the App Store or Google Play Store. 

After that, you’ll follow the same steps as the internet browser instructions:

  1. Scroll to the bottom of the app home page
  2. View your data usage graph
  3. Select specific devices to see their use for that day

If you have any issues downloading or using the app, contact Xfinity for help

Which Devices Use the Most Data On Xfinity?

Any device can use a lot of data depending on how much you use it. However, there are some devices and apps that use more data than others, especially when it comes to streaming. 

Devices that use the most data include:

  • Streaming devices (like Amazon Firestick or Roku)
  • Gaming consoles
  • Smart TVs
  • Computers
  • Phones

The more you use any of these devices, the more data you will use. If you use any of these frequently, those may be the devices using most of your data. Be sure to check each of these in your Xfinity account to see which devices of yours from this list are using the most data in your home. 

How Can I Reduce My Data Usage?

Reducing your data usage may feel impossible, but it’s actually doable for many people. 

If you’ve looked at your device data usage already and are wondering how you can reduce your usage, consider the following tips:

  • Set your devices to disconnect from the internet when not being used
  • Reduce your at-home device usage
  • Set aside “unplugged” time each day
  • Close tabs that you don’t need

If you take these into consideration, you can reduce your monthly data usage significantly! If you’re consistently going over your data limits even after taking these steps into consideration, you may want to consider increasing your data plan. Unlimited data is often a cheaper option than most anticipate, and then you won’t ever have to worry about exceeding your limit!

Conclusion

Before you shell out for those data overcharge fees, make sure you check your data usage in your Xfinity account. Checking your usage, as well as the devices that use the most data, can prevent you from overusing or running out of data before your renewal. By checking on either the website or mobile app, you can keep tabs on your usage anywhere, anytime.

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