Also, some internal features of the smartphone also ‘digest’ your data pack. In such a situation, it is important that by taking care of some special things, you should not let your useful data go to waste and use each and every MB properly…
Limit your data usage
Mobile data usage can be ‘restricted’ by going to the settings of the Android smartphone. That is, after a limit, you can stop your data usage. Go to Settings – Go to Data Usage – Billing Cycle – Data Limit and set the maximum data limit by going to Billing Cycle. Apart from this, you can also choose the option of automatic disconnection. That is, when your data limit is exceeded, the Internet connection will be automatically closed.
Restrict App background data
There are also some apps that remain active even when the smartphone is not in use. These apps keep on spending the user’s data. Background data actually monitors and updates apps that are active when multitasking and the screen is off. Keep in mind, not every app consumes your data in the background. For this you go to Settings – Data usage. After this, see which app is consuming how much data. Then tap on the respective app. You can see its foreground and background data usage. Foreground means when the phone is in use (or unlocked) and background means when the phone is not in use. If an app is consuming a lot of data in the background, then keeping it always in the background is not a better option. You can tap on ‘Restrict App Background Data’. After doing this, this app will work only when you are using the phone.
Update apps over Wi-Fi
To avoid unnecessary data consumption, you can go to Menu – Settings – Auto update app and select ‘Auto update app over Wi-Fi only’. Also you can select ‘Do Not Auto Update App’ option. But we would suggest not to select it as then you will not be able to get app update notifications from time to time.
Limit your use of streaming services
Streaming of music and videos is also a major reason for data consumption these days. Also, high resolution photos eat up your phone’s data. Use as many streaming services as possible over Wi-Fi. Also, while watching videos on YouTube, adjust the resolution as needed. This will save your data to a great extent.
Keep an eye on these apps
Some apps actually consume a lot of data on your phone. For example, apps like Facebook, Instagram consume the most data. Especially when you watch GIFs and videos in these apps, the data consumption increases manifold. In such a situation, we would suggest you to choose Facebook Lite app instead of Facebook and use Tweetcaster instead of Twitter. These apps control the consumption of both battery and data.
Google Maps for offline use
Do you know that you can use Google Maps on your smartphone even when you are offline? You can save time and data by using Google Maps offline. Once the map is downloaded, you will be able to navigate it offline as well. This will make your daily use of Maps without data consumption. We recommend that you save maps of the places you go every day so that you can use them offline. For this you go to the menu of Google Maps – go to Offline Maps. Choose Select Your On Map and travel cool on your way offline.