If you ever want to know how much data you’re using on your home internet, you usually can’t find out without hacking your router or using a third-party app on your computer. However, if you are using a Google WiFi router system, you can track it natively. Here’s how.

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This is a good way to find out which devices might be the culprit when it comes to your monthly data cap, if you have one. With Google WiFi, you can see how much data each device on your network is using and hopefully solve the bandwidth issue.

To access this feature on the Google WiFi network, start by opening the Google WiFi app and select the middle tab if it’s not already selected.

From there, click on the circle at the bottom next to the name of your Google WiFi network.

You will see a list of devices connected to your Google WiFi network, as well as the amount of data they are consuming at that very second. Click on a device to view more information about data usage over time.

By default, you’ll see the data usage of this device for the last five seconds. However, you can view the wider history by tapping «Last 5 Seconds» up.

Select a date range that consists of the last 24 hours, 7 days, 30 days, or 60 days.

Once selected, you will see how much total data has been uploaded and downloaded by this device in the specified time period. So in my case, in the last seven days my Nest Cam has downloaded 229MB of data and uploaded 3.5GB of data.

Using this information, you can see which devices are using the most data and hopefully make some adjustments to your settings so you don’t hit the data cap every month.

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