Nowadays we are using smartphones to practically do everything we do on a daily basis. So, tips on saving mobile data on your smartphone are constantly changing.
Often operators don’t give (Jio, Airtel and Idea) the opportunity to take advantage of unlimited mobile data. Therefore, we have these tricks to help us avoid the cost of paying a mobile phone bill, being smart, and stop wasting valuable internet on the mobile phone.
Use applications that compress mobile data usage
There are already several applications that use different compression technologies to reduce your use of mobile data, it is quite likely that you are already using some apps that are already doing it without you having noticed. Sometimes it may seem that saving is somewhat irrelevant, but over the course of the month and with several applications saving on data consumption, you can be sure that you can save yourself from some unpleasantness.
The Google browser is undoubtedly the most popular of all the offers available, especially on Android smartphones . One of the most important features for our purposes is already built into Google Chrome, which allows the user in a few clicks to immediately start saving mobile data. To activate the Data Saving feature, you will need to access Settings »Mobile Data Saving directly within the application.
Opera Mini is a browser for smartphones (Android and iOS) that was developed with Mobile Data Saving as a high priority . In this browser, the functionality is already active by default, offering the user several customization options. In this way, you will not only be able to save mobile data on your smartphone, but also configure all the functionality to fit perfectly with your needs.
Limit mobile data on your Android smartphone
There are several external applications that are available to perform this task on the Google Play Store, but there are none that do it as well as the features already available on your Android. To do so, just go to Settings »Wireless networks and others» Mobile Data , and you will have access to all the tools you will need to customize the mobile data consumption limit on your smartphone. (The menus may have different names depending on the smartphone in question, but they should all be very similar.)
Once in the Mobile Data section you will need to access the settings so that you can configure your payment cycle, where you will be able to configure the start date of your tariff in each month and also the consumption limit of mobile data that you want to use. In addition you will also be able to activate the Data Saving mode which in general will help you consume less mobile data during your day to day.
Say No to App sync while you are on Mobile Data
The most common processes that end up consuming a lot of Mobile Data are application updates, email verification (especially if you have more than 5 email accounts configured like me…), notifications of the 50 social networks you have installed and also the status updates of time.
All these processes that take place constantly in the background on your smartphone may end up costing you a good amount of money at the end of the month if you are not in control of the situation.
Disable App sync on your Android smartphone
The complexity of this process will only depend on the total number of applications you have installed, which despite being quite simple can be a headache if you have more than 100 apps installed. The first step is to follow Settings »Accounts and Users where you will be able to see some of your accounts and applications that will certainly be constantly synchronizing information via Mobile Data . When you are presented with the complete list, you will only need to click on the small toggle in front of the application / account that you want to disable automatic synchronization.
For the rest of the applications you will need to access Settings »Applications & Notifications» See all Applications and select the application you want to configure. After accessing the application menu you need to click on Data usage and there you will be able to choose whether you want the app to use Mobile Data or just WiFi and also be able to use the data in the background.
Music Streaming Apps juices out Mobile Data limit!
With music streaming services becoming more and more popular, most likely you are already using one of them. Be it Spotify, Wynk, Jio Saavn, Gaana, Apple Music or YouTube Music , any of them offers you the possibility to download the songs to be able to be played offline , although for that you need to have a premium account .
You will need to copy the songs manually from your computer to your smartphone and then use the music player that best suits your style of music.
Nowadays practically all smartphones come with at least 32GB of internal memory, which is more than enough to store some music CDs in MP3.
There are many more options when it comes to saving mobile data on smartphones, sometimes just being a little creative or just asking yourself if you really need that application to consume internet when you don’t have WiFi on.