Saturday, 12 March 2016

How to reduce data usage on Android phone or tablet

Android phone or tablet are know for their data consuming and unlimited data plans have seemingly disappeared and users are stuck with limited usage data plan options unlike BlackBerry users here in Nigeria that has Unlimited or cheap data bundle plan.

Many a time Android users usually have their mobile data connection switched off though many would say it is to save battery but some will say it is to economize their limited data bundle they have.

And with the high cost of data services in this country, one will be forced to use his or her mobile data bundle economically. In this post i will show how to minimize or reduce data usage on your Android phone or tablet.

How to reduce data usage on Android Phone And Tablet 

Turn off the data when not in use 
Though we leave our mobile data connection on in order to receive messages like Facebook, whatsapp or email, it is advisable to put it off when not in use especially if you’re busy with some things or sleeping cause keeping it on can as well suck your data bundle and also drain your battery.

 Turning Off Sync
All apps by defaults comes with a sync option, apps like Email, facebook, twitter, Google account and so on should be sync off, what syncing does is that it refreshes every single time to get you the latest instantly and thereby consuming lots of data will doing so, so what I strong suggest is that you manually check all this as it one of the main source of data draining and it will help when turned off.

Restrict Background Data
There are apps that run in the background and eat up your mobile data without you even knowing. I will advise you to use clean Master which helps in stopping auto start application and also some apps that are running in your device background. But don't try and stop any Google related apps like play store and Google services.

Reducing Image quality of your web browser 
Reducing image quality in your web browser can also help to minimize your data cause there are some websites with heavy pages whenever you open a page on the website it take up to 2-5mb of your data but if the image of the browser is reduced it helps a lot.

Keep a Tab on Data Usage
Android offers you an option to keep a track of your mobile or cellular data usage. Through the Data Usage option you can actually track your usage and see which app used how much data. It also allows you to set up a limit on your data usage and warnings when the data usage reaches a certain pre-determined stage. You could configure your android phone in such a way to so as to warn you when your data usage has reached its 80% limit and completely turn the mobile data off when it reaches 100%. Although, the data usage option on your android phone may account for data in a different manner than your cellular operator, it still keeps you aware of your approximate data usage.

These are the best and perfect tips that can help you minimize or reduce data on your android phone or tablet and also make it more sufficient.



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  1. How to stop pop up apps....
    And malwares that automatically installs them selves?
    I think it also uses data

  2. Is ur phone rooted
    If yes changed d root spp authentication to prompt

  3. Thank you for sharing with us. Good to know
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