Data Widget Doesn't Automaticaly Update

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I have the Data Widget on my Galaxy S4 and my wife's Note 3. I have noticed that it never updates itself. The only way to find out how much usage I have is to touch it. I have left it alone for days on end and it remains the same until I touch it. Is there any way to get this widget to update itself every day or a couple times a day? I don't really care about mine, but my wife has went from unlimited to limited data usage and I need to make sure she knows how much data she has used each month.

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Re: Data Widget Doesn't Automaticaly Update

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I like the data widget to keep track of usage, but as tikibar said, it doesn't auto update.  While that would seem to be a given (in my mind) for a data app, it isn't the way it works now.  You need to tap it to refresh and get the current usage.  I've gotten used to doing that...  

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Re: Data Widget Doesn't Automaticaly Update

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The automatic updating of the widget stopped some time ago with an update.  Smiley Sad

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I like the data widget to keep track of usage, but as tikibar said, it doesn't auto update.  While that would seem to be a given (in my mind) for a data app, it isn't the way it works now.  You need to tap it to refresh and get the current usage.  I've gotten used to doing that...  

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I completely understand how to update it, I just would think that Verizon could fix it so it updates itself, like it did in the past. Otherwise, I can use MyVerizon to check usage if I have to touch something to view the updated information. A widget that doesn't work isn't a widget, it is an icon.

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After Verizon intorduced its "Share Everything" scam plan, the widget no longer updates automatically.  Thankfully, there are other apps that will do it such as My Data Manager.  I have found it to be quite accurate.

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Glasswire works well, too.

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