5am at the airport
Father: Watch out for your mobile data while you're in Poland. I don't know what happened, but yesterday I got a notification that my monthly allowance was almost done, I think some app must be draining my data.
Me: Oh, no worries, I have some safeguards in place to avoid that.
Father (paraphrased): wat
Me: Well, I use two apps to help manage my mobile data usage. One is Netguard but the one I think might be able to help you find the culprit in your mobile data theft case is GlassWire.
Father (paraphrased): Sounds amazing. If only there was a post written about this neat application for the Android™ operating system.
Me: Funny you should say that.
What does it do?
GlassWire is a free, with extra features unlockable via subscription or a one-time paymentfreemium app that lets you look at your data usage - both Wi-Fi and mobile - in detail. This means, among other things, that you get insights on the amount of upload and download data each app on your phone is using up, and a way to visualize it realtime through a nice chart, as well as the ability to go through your past usage.
While Android already provides a way to view your mobile data usage, it's quite rudimentary. Here are some features exclusive to GlassWire: