Data. This is one resource smartphone owners are constantly lacking. Data these days seems to have disappeared and users has no option than to make judicious use of the limited data plan available.
Streaming services like YouTube, for instance, has led to the increase of data usage. In fact they are data killers. Even on our Android Device, app background data also kills internet data.
But, the question is, How can you reduce data usage on your smartphone? With just a little configuration to your phone settings, you’ll find out you are using your data at a snail’s pace.
How to reduce data consumption on android
1. Restrict App Background data
Some apps in you device have access to data and they consumption a lot of it without you knowing. Though, for some of these apps, they require to have data access to function properly but what’s the benefit of giving data access to unnecessary ones? They only consume more data.
Go to Settings> Data Usage> Open each app you would like to turn off and select Restrict app background data.
2. set a data alert
On android, you can set mobile data limit on to trigger an alert vcxrft5when you are entering your own specified data limit.
To enable the data limit alert feature, open Settings> Wireless & Networks and select Data Usage to check your amount, and turn Set Mobile data Limit on.
3. Use offline functions on streaming services
Streaming services like YouTube has offline features. This way, you can save your favorite songs or videos on your device and play them offline. This is another way to save data.
4. Disable apps auto-update
Auto-update consumes lots of data even without you knowing. If you have set Google Play Store to auto-update apps, then you have to make few modifications to your settings.
On Google Play Store, Go to Settings > Auto-Update > select either ‘Do not auto-update apps’ or ‘Auto-update apps over WiFi only’.
How about you? What other steps have you taken to reduce data usage on your smartphone? Share your comments with us.