Your Android device is probably consuming data right now – without you even realising it. Apps, automatic updates and backing up your photos to the cloud can all be big data consumers.
The good news is that there are lots of ways you can manage your data better.
1. Stay active – Make sure you have an active data bundle, as out-of-bundle rates are significantly higher. You can check your data bundle balance and buy additional bundles using the My Vodacom App or by logging in to My Vodacom online.
2. Free Wi-Fi – Many restaurants, cafés and malls have free Wi-Fi these days: make use of these locations when you can to send larger files such as photos or videos.
3. Manual entry – Automatic updates on software and apps eat data. Disable the automatic updates by going to the Google Play store and tap Menu > Settings > Auto-update apps. Select 'Auto-update apps over Wi-Fi only' or 'Do not auto-update apps' – if you choose the latter you’ll have to remember to update the apps yourself.
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