How to Show Data Usage on MIUI to Control Internet Usage – Displaying information about speed and data usage on the status bar of the mobile phone that is being used can certainly help someone better control the use of internet quota.

By implementing this option, users will certainly find it easier to check the amount of quota that has been used so that they can immediately brake when the target is exceeded.

The support for doing this is fortunately present basically as an additional feature on a number of cellphones, including among them on devices made by Xiaomi.

How to Show Data Usage in MIUI

MIUI 11 and Below

  1. Go to Settings page
  2. Go to Sim cards & mobile networks menu
  3. Click Set data plan
  4. Enable the Data usage option
  5. Scroll down to the Additional settings section
  6. Turn on the Data usage notifications option

After success, information about data usage will also appear in the notification bar section. Xiaomi mobile users can tap it for details.

The option to show data usage in notification bar is now unfortunately not supported by MIUI 12 Global version (new Chinese version). Therefore, users must take other alternatives.


  1. Download Mi Control Center app from Google Play Store
  2. Open the app
  3. Choose the Or Try Limited Version option if you want to try it for free
  4. Allow access requests to Dual SIM , Accessibility , and Notifications by tapping the slider button next to them
  5. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen for each access setting
  6. On the main page of the application, make sure the slider button at the top is active and the caption next to it says Running
  7. Scroll down
  8. Open the Data Usage menu
  9. Enable the Show Mobile Data Usage and Show today usage options
  10. If data access permission settings appear, follow the instructions shown

Mi Control Center is not an official Xiaomi app. So, users can also use it to display data usage indicators in the notification bar on MIUI 11 and below or other brands of cellphones.

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