The growing production of applications for smartphones has also increased the hunger for data usage in the device
Smartphones are all-in-one devices through which one can access internet, do social networking, share photos, watch videos and many others things. But with this growing trend, the data usage has also skyrocketed. Everyone loves to install new applications from the market but when we see the internet bill, all hell breaks loose. So to counter this situation, here are some simple tips and tricks through which you can save data from having been lavishly wasted.
Set alerts for data usage
This is a simple step through which you can get a notification when the data is about to finish. On an iPhone running on iOS 7 you can check your data usage by going to Settings>Cellular and taking a look under Cellular Data Usage. While, on an Android smartphone, you can check your data usage and set alerts and limits. Go to Settings menu and under Wireless & Networks tap on Data Usage. You’ll see a table showing your data usage for a specific period of time. There are also many apps like My Data Manager which helps you monitor your data usage.
Try to use Wi-Fi when possible
Using Wi-Fi will help you save the data usage on your smartphone. When you are at home or office try to switch from mobile data connection to Wi-Fi. And plus, always update your device and application through Wi-Fi only. This will help you save your mobile data. For the iPhone users you can go to Setting menu and click on iTunes and App store for update through Wi-Fi. While on Android you can go to Play Store Setting and enable auto-update apps over Wi-Fi only.
Use different browsers
Mobile surfing is a great way to pass time on the go. However, a media intensive site or something not customised for mobile browsing may be pretty data intensive. Browsers such as Google Chrome and Opera offer options to compress data before transmitting it to your device, helping you reduce the amount of data you’re consuming with these browsers.
Get rid of ads
Ads are one obnoxious thing we encounter during using applications. Ads are annoying and also eat your data. This is a good reason to consider splashing out on the ad-free version of an app, especially if you use it a lot. You can also just turn Airplane mode on or turn mobile data off before you fire the app up and avoid ads that way.
By Rohan Pal