We all want to optimise our data use and there are some simple little tricks that can help you do this. Cultivate these 10 great data habits, and save yourself some megabytes.
1. Do an app spring clean every now and then.
If you don’t use it, lose it - even unused apps will update, using unnecessary data.
2. Regularly check your apps' data usage.
Your apps could be using your data without you even knowing about it. Some apps (like email and Facebook) constantly refresh in the background, checking to see if there are any new posts or mails for you. If you can do without the latest news every time you glance at your phone, turn Background App Refresh off. You can also choose to set some apps so they can't use mobile data at all. Check these settings regularly, whenever you download new apps.
3. Check your auto updates.
Updates can be huge, especially when getting the latest version of Android or iOS. Make sure your phone can’t update any apps or software automatically. Keep an eye on your App Store or Google Play store, and Settings menu for update notifications, as you'll now have to do updates manually.
4. Turn off Wifi Assist on iPhones, or Smart Network Switch on Android
Android and Apple phones both have fea...