How To Check Airtel Data Balance (Working Methods)

If you’re a Nigerian subscriber on the Airtel network who is currently searching for ways/methods to check Airtel data balance through SMS and other means, then this is the right aritcle for you as we’ll be showing various working methods to check your airtel balance easily.

Aritel Nigeria remains on of the four biggest telcom networks in Nigeria right now. They also offer a wide range of data and call plans for Nigerians at all level to choose from.

One major problem faced by most smartphone users in Nigeria is that they mostly forget some USSD codes and working methods to perform simple tasks like checking credit and data balance, checking phone number, buying data and many more on their phones.

In our other posts, we shared working methods to transfer airtime on Airtel, how to cancel Auto-renewal on Airtel and in this post, we will be sharing various methods which you can use to check your Airtel data balance with text message, USSD and others.

How To Airtel Check Data Balance (3+ Working Methods)

Outlined below is a step by step method you can follow in order to check your Airtel balance easily as a subciber on the Airtel network in Nigeria.

The working methods to check data balance on your phone provided by Airtel Nigeria are the USSD code method, the SMS/text message methods and via the Airtel app if you’re on Android or iOS. These methods are explained below.

How To Check Airtel Data Balance With USSD Codes

The USSD code for checking Airtel balance on your phone is *140#. After dialing that code, you should receive an SMS containing the details of your data balance and bonus data balance (if you have).

In case the above method fails (which most of the time will not fail), follow the guide below to check it via USSD.

  • Open your dialler or “phone” app and dial *141# and click Send/all
  • Input “7” without quotes and click Send
  • You will see a dialog box telling you that your data balance be sent to your inbox shortly so just wait for it.

Below is the message i got when i sent the code on my Airtel SIM and this should be the type of meesage to expect from them after folliwing the guide above.

How To Check Airtel Data Balance Through Text Message/SMS

Another working method to check your Airtel data balance easily is is via Text Message/SMS.

To check Airtel data balance through SMS, just send “STATUS” (without quotes) to 141. This is one of the easiest working methods to check both your data plan and data balance on Airtel.

How To Check Airtel Data Balance Via The Airtel App

The Airtel app is another working method to check your Airtel balance and other details about your calling bundle, credit balance, data bundle with ease.

To use this method, just download the “My Airtel App” on your device and set up the app. After setting up the application, you should be able to view your account status, data balance, recharge and buy bundles using debit cards.

Please note that your device must be either on the Android or iOS (iPhone) platforms to use the Airtel app.

Other things the “My Airtel app” can do are:

  • Buy Airtime
  • Data bundle activation
  • Recharge for others
  • Account balance -Voice and Data
  • Access to SIM details
  • Access to SIM registration data
  • Access PUK codes and others.

To get the “My Airtel App“, follow this link >> HERE

How To Check Airtel Bonus Balance?

To check data bonus balance on Airtel, dial *123*1# and press send. Within a few seconds or minutes, you will get an SMS containing the details of your call and data bonus.

The above are the working methods to check your Airtel data balance on various devices which include iPhones, Android devices, small phones and modems.

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Normally, the above methods will work for checking your data balance but in case any of they don’t work on your device, please contact Airtel customer care agents and explain your issues to them as they’re in the best place to solve your problems.

If you have questions, please let us know via the comment section below.

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