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Instagram is arguably the best photo sharing app among all social media sites. That’s all good and well until you realise that can also be one of the apps responsible for consuming the most data. Now imagine slaying and not being able to share your pictures with your followers because you have run out of data!

Don’t let data ruin your Instagram experience; familiarise yourself with the following settings on your Instagram app and save on mobile data:

Change the upload quality of photos

  • Launch Instagram > Navigate to profile page (bottom right) > Options (top right) > Upload Quality > select Basic to use less data.

Use less data by not preloading videos

  • Android: Launch Instagram > Navigate to profile page (bottom right) > Options (top right) > Cellular Data Use > select Use Less Data.
  • iOS: Launch Instagram > Navigate to profile page (bottom right) > Options (top right) > Under the Settings section select Cellular Data Use > make sure Use Less Data is turned ON.

How to use less data ion Instagram

Use less data by not saving original photos

  • Android: Launch Instagram > Navigate to profile page (bottom right) > Options (top right) > .
  • iOS: Launch Instagram > Navigate to profile page (bottom right) > Options (top right) > Under the Settings section Original Photos > deselect Save Original Photos

How to disable 'save original photos' on Instagram

Be #Datawyze with Vodacom

We know that it can be difficult to work out exactly how much data you’re going to need, or how much data you are currently using. Try out this data calculator to understand how much data your most popular apps use.
The best way to save money on data is to make sure you have an active data bundle. You can buy data bundles quickly and simply on the My Vodacom App. Also check out Vodacom Ticket for awesome deals on data for WhatsApp, social media, gaming and more.

Use this handly chekclist to make sure you manage your data use on Instagram.

How to manage your data use on Instagram checklist

 

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