If you are looking this page, I am sure that you are frustrated because of unnecessary data loss on your Android smartphone while surfing online. Who doesn’t care for their data? In this particular lifestyle we are in need of mobile data always. Tariff rates are getting high every day, so every KB and MB is important for us. So no one likes to waste it unnecessarily. It is one of the major problems that every smartphone users have faced at least once time, but most of them are don’t know that how to solve this problem. Here I came with Five better solutions, which will help you to reduce the considerable amount of Data usage on your Android device. I hope it will work. Try this and reduce your mobile data usage, as well as your monthly mobile bill.
5 Ways to Reduce Internet Data Usage on Android:
1. Enabling Chrome Data Saver:
The name itself defines, the data saver is used to save your data. Do you think it works? Yes of course, I could say this is a smart option to save our data. Whenever you visit a webpage, the Google server need some amount of data that gets downloaded. To save that data, you have to enable the data saver option in the chrome browser. Guys I can guess your next question, How to do this? Here is the steps to do
This particular post is for Android device, If you are keeping Android device in your hand follow these simple steps..
Launch Chrome -> Then settings -> Select Data server (Under Advanced) -> Slide to ON
What happens when it is ON?
- The processing speed lowers little.
- The images you look may not be clear, means it looks fuzzy.
- Some of the sites your are expecting may not find your location.
- Some inconvenience you may experience.
- But it saves your data nearly 40%
It uses safe browsing technology. It protects you from malware and phishing attacks.
2. By Controlling Background Data:
The next very big reason to loss our data are allowing push notification from many sources, like Gmail messages, Facebook notification or any app related messages that you have installed, some kind of updates etc. Actually this updating and refreshing happening just to give better experience. These things eat our data without our knowledge, So be brilliant to get rid of this problem.
How to control?
Guys, you no need to install any app for this background data control. Because the android device, itself offers all options to overcome this issue. Let’s see, here some of the simple steps to lower your data consumption.
Hit Settings -> Data Usage -> tick the restrict background data -> now you will get one pop-up menu -> here select Ok.
- Disable this option while sleeping or not at work .
- After doing this you will not get any notifications.
- So directly go to particular app and see the updates.
3. Preload The Data:
Preloading is nothing but getting the content earlier and watching it later time. Music, videos and all you can download using WiFi or mobile data then you can enjoy watching it offline (later). The technology, developing people know very well about the smart phone users. People are careful about cellular usage, So many preloading apps are developed and released in the market. Avail the perfect one from the play store (caching oriented applications).
For Eg: YouTube and Spotify.
I hope no introductions are needed to this apps, because these apps are well known by all.
How to do?
In the installed app -> settings -> tick the preload option.
4. Utilize WiFi to Update Apps:
All the apps which you installed are updated frequently just to get improvised version. This thing is good, but it burns your data more. See, you may expect updates from some of your favorite app and some not. If you keep the auto update option enabled, it updates automatically. Even your unwanted app gets updated. To avoid this go to play store on your Android phone
Go to settings -> Check the auto update apps option – >Ensure that the auto update apps on WiFi only is selected.
- Use WiFi for updating and downloading.
- If you find wifi spots, switch over from mobile data to WiFi.
- Do updates manually rather auto update.
5. Cache Maps Before Traveling:
Know this feature, Google Maps now allows you to cache maps. It takes some time to download them, and does require a big storage space, but once a map is downloaded, you’ll be able to view and navigate it without using your data connection.
Some of the common mistakes are we do without our knowledge, so avoid those you can save some data..
- Turn your mobile data off while sleeping or not at work.
- Get rid of ads, so install any ad blocking apps.
- Avoid listening music or videos online.
- Switch to WiFi connection when you gets wifi spots.
Ok guys here I have shared some of my self experienced ideas. I hope it also works well for you.