Mobile data usage currently has been increasing. Apps have been requiring more data in able to run, and are always pushing new versions for an update.

Recently, video streaming have been part of everyone’s daily lives. Moreover, social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram have also integrated video showing to their users. With that, reducing your data usage on your phone is definitely has become a challenge.

With that, we have complied the 3 Best Ways To Reduce Your Mobile Data Usage On Your Android Device.


1. Set data alerts and limits

In case you still don’t know, you can set data and limits on your android device. This will help you not to be on a bill shock. Also, it will save the life of your battery if data is limited on a daily basis.

Go to Settings, and under Wireless & Networks, tap on Data usage or Mobile data> Mobile Data Limit> Daily Mobile Data Limit (this actually look different from all Android phones, you might need to look around the settings).  There you can set the maximum amount of data you intend to use in a month. Additionally, you can also opt for automatic disconnection from the network once the data limit is reached.




2. Limit background data

This is not a surprise to you for sure. Background data actually is one of the stuff that drains your data allotment. Background data usage can wrack up quite a bit of MB.

Basically, background data means that an app is using data even when you’re not actively using the app. Sometimes called background syncing, background data can keep your apps updated with the latest notifications like status updates, social media stories and mail synching.


3. Take your maps offline. Cache Google Maps for Offline use

Navigation apps such as Google Maps surprisingly eat up a chunk amount of data. You can save an area of your mobile data usage from Google Maps to your phone or iPad and use it when you’re offline.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app Maps.
  2. Make sure you’re connected to the internet and signed in to Google Maps.
  3. Search for a place or anywhere you are headed to.
  4. At the bottom, tap the name or address of the place and then Download Download and then Download. If you searched for a place like a restaurant, tap More More and then Download offline map and then Download.

Please take note that offline maps are downloaded on your device’s internal storage by default.


Other useful tips to save on mobile data


Did you fund these tips helpful on reducing your data usage on your Android device helpful? We would like to see more of your suggestions and feedback in the comments below.

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