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How to minimise data consumption

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Below are simple steps to follow to reduce data consumption.

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.

MANAGE DATA ON SOCIAL MEDIA 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.

WhatsApp;
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 “useless 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 Snapchat app.
• go to 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 “fewer data usage”.
• toggle the switch button to “ON” to enable.

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