It’s the middle of the month and you’ve burned through your data – but how? Here are the top data-consuming apps and how to manage them.
Data isn’t what it used to be. The same 50MB that lasted us through one month of high school many moons ago now disappears in a blur of WhatsApp messages, Instagram posts and YouTube videos. What is a hip, connected person to do?
The good news is that you can optimise how much data you use. With our list of top data consumers and easy fixes, your end-of-month Snapchats need not be text only.
If you’re walking around with a smartphone, chances are it’s using data even while it’s in your pocket. It can even use data when you are asleep.
How to save:
- Android phones have a setting to use WiFi and LTE together to boost speeds. Switch that off to save. Go to Settings, click on More connection settings, then download booster, and ensure it is set to off.
- App and software updates use a lot of data. Change your settings so that you are fully in control of when these update. On Android, go into Google Play settings. Click on Auto-update apps, and select Auto-update apps over Wi-Fi only. On iOS, go to Settings and scroll down to iTunes & App Store.
Apps such as WhatsApp, email, weather and maps (and loads of others) all use data in the...
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