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How to save internet data on your smartphone 
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Concept to save internet data on your smartphone

Internet data is one of the critical driver in our daily activities. From surfing on your smartphone to online shopping, to booking for flight, just to mention a few, we all need data to run all these processes.

In this ultimate guide, I will show you how to properly manage data consumption on your iOS and Android smartphone.

Disable auto update

This is the first thing we all all need to do on our iOS and Android devices, if we really want to miximize our data.

Failure to do this, will continue to suck large portion of our internet data each time there is new software update.

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For instance on my Android phones, every two to three days, I must see new software update.

Before performing any update, I usually flip through to see the the size of the software update, to decide if I can afford to do it immediately or later.

How to disable auto update on iOS devices

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

How to disable auto update on Android devices

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

How to save your data

Minimizing data consumption on our smartphone is a factor we all need to consider especially when internet data is not free.

We all need to really save data consumption on our smart phones to save more.

How to enable data saver (Android)

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

How to enable data saver (iOS)

  • 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

How to set data limit (Android)

Setting data limit on our smart phones is just a way to reduce expenses. I for example, I don’t want to exceed 15GB – 20GB data cap every month.

So setting my data limit to 18GB this month, will definitely guide me not to exceed my data budget.

To set data limit on our Android phones, follow this steps:

  • 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

How to manage data on our social media

Social media apps, like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp, Snapchat and YouTube all sucks our data.

I like social media because of the social interaction, keep up to date to trending story but we can’t forget the cost on internet data bundle.

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If you have enough money to spend on internet data, then this post is not for you. If you are like me, that consume more than 15GB every month this post is definitely for you.

We have to enable any features on our iOS and Android devices to save our money i.e data

Facebook

On our Facebook account, the first thing we all need to do, is to disable video auto play. To this this, follow the following steps:

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

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WhatsApp

Similarly, on our WhatsApp, the first thing we all need to do, is to disable automatic download.

To disable media auto download, roaming & call settings, follow the follow steps:

  • 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.

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Instagram

Instagram, sucks alot of data. I have not seen any social media apps that suck internet data like Instagram.

To enable less data usage on our Instagram account, follow the steps:

  • 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

To enable data saver & deactivate auto play on our Twitter handle, follow the steps:

  • 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 auto play” & select NEVER to manage data consumption

Snapchat

To enable data saver on our Snapchat account, follow the steps:

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

YouTube

Youtube sucks. To enable less data usage on YouTube, follow the steps:

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

Saving our data is one thing we must do to save more money. For example, in Nigeria, 1GB of internet data cost around 500 hundred Naira.

If you use the internet that much, 1GB will last for one to two days. I leave you to calculate, the cost in a month.

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OYAKHILOME OGBETA

Oyakhilome Ogbeta is a web developer and networking engineer. Oyakhilome has more than six years' experience in networking. Oyakhilome has a proven track record in networking/web applications deployment.

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