Data Tips

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​​​Tips on how to manage data consumption​​

  1. Disable apps running in the background by Restricting App Background on Android and turning off Background Refresh on iOS devices. Background data is one of the biggest drains on your data allotment, and you might not even realize it’s happening. Examples like your mail working to sync new messages as you receive them, or your phone automatically downloading new app updates from the store.
  2. Turn off locations services under the location section in your setting’s menu. Unless this is necessary e.g. when using Maps and other location based services, it is best to keep this off to save your MBs. 
  3. Use WiFi to download apps, software updates or to stream video and audio content.  
  4. Disable App notifications to limit them from consuming your MBs in the background or when you are not even using them. 
  5. Install a data usage monitor on your device to track what ​​apps are consuming your data. 
  6. Use data compression apps to save even more on your MBs. While the quality of videos and images may be reduced, you’ll get faster load times within apps connecting to the internet. Users of image-heavy apps like Instagram or Facebook will benefit greatly from these data-saving apps. Check out the popular data compression apps – Onavo Extend and Opera Max – in your Play Store or App Store.   
  7. Activate the Battery Saver settings in your phone’s settings. Batter-saving mode reduces the frequency at which your device attempts to access the internet for its apps to preserve the battery life. In this mode, there is reduced data usage. ​