How to Reduce Data Consumption on Android and iPhones

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How to Reduce Data Consumption on Android and iPhones
Posted on: April 27, 2020, 02:57:10 PM
Do you know why your smartphone is consuming much data than it should, the answer is probably no to some of the people who don't have any Idea how Android and iOs smartphones works. In this post, we are going to find out how Android phones and Apple iPhones consumes data. Understanding how they consume data will help determine how to minimize it.


I can remember back in the days when Nokia Symbian phones were the best in terms of data consumption and data saving but with limited features and functionalities compared to Android-powered smartphones that offer more and requires more to function. With 100MB data on a Symbian phone, you are good to go for one week or more depending on how you use it.

The same cannot be said with the introduction of the Android operating system that offers more advanced features and functionality but consumes data like water. Moreover, this tutorial will not make your Android phone or Apple iOS to consume data like old Symbian phones but will surely help you minimize the data consumption.

How to Reduce Data Consumption on Android Phones



Android phones are designed to run some apps in background mode and will consume your data without you knowing, but there is a way to take care of that, secondly, not only the background app consumes data but auto-update apps and how you set your Android phone to function contributes in data consumptions.

Most of the App and games I have on my phone always push for an update every 30 days which is necessary when there is a new security update or maybe when there are new features available. The problem here is when you set your Android phone to Auto-update then your data will be used without any notice.

What we are going to do now is to learn how to stop most of the background actions on Android And iOs phones and as well as disable auto-update.

Solutions to reduce data consumption on Android and iPhones



Disable auto-updates

IOS Device

• go to “settings” app in iOS
• go to “General”
• go to “automatic downloads”
• toggle the switch position to “OFF” position to disable updates

Android device

• go to Google Playstore app
• go to “settings”
• go to “auto-update apps”
• select “Don’t auto-update apps”

Enable Data saver

Android Device

• go to “settings”
• go to “network & internet”
• go to “data usage”
• go to “data saver” & activate the use of “data saver”

IOS device

• go to “settings” app in iOS
• go to “General”
• go to “background app refresh”
• toggle the switch position to “OFF” position to disable background app refresh

Set Data Limit (Android)

• go to “settings”
• go to “network & internet”
• go to “data usage”
• go to “data warning and limit”
• go to “set data limit”
• set preferred data limit usage e.g. 5GB

To reduce the data consumption further you need to change some settings in most of the social networking app that you are using such as Facebook, Whatsapp, Snapchat, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.

Reduce and manage data on social apps



Facebook

Disable video autoplay

• go to Facebook App
• go to “settings”
• go to “auto play video”
• toggle the switch button for auto-play video to ‘OFF’ to disable

Whatsaap

disable media auto-download, roaming, & call settings
• go to Whatsapp
• go to “settings”
• go to “data and storage usage”
• go to ‘media auto-download”
• go to ‘when using mobile data” & unselect all the options for photos, audio, videos, & documents
• go to “when roaming” & unselect all the options for photos, audio, videos, & documents
• go to “call settings”
• toggle the switch button for low data usage to ON to enable

Instagram

enable less data usage
• go to Instagram app
• go to “settings”
• go to “account”
• go to “mobile data usage”
• toggle the switch button for “use less data” “to” ON to enable

Twitter

enable data saver & deactivate autoplay
• go to Twitter app
• Scroll down to “Data saver” & toggle the switch button to “ON” to enable
• go to “settings”
• go to “Data usage”
• go to “video autoplay” & select NEVER to manage data consumption

Snapchat

enable data saver
• go to the Snapchat app
• go to the user profile.
• go to “settings”
• go to “Data saver”
• toggle the switch button to “ON” to enable

Youtube

enable less data usage
• go to YouTube app
• go to “settings”
• go to “General”
• go to “less data usage”
• toggle the switch button to “ON” to enable

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« Last Edit: April 27, 2020, 03:06:43 PM by Everest »

 

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