• Friday, June 21, 2024
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Data Diet: Five Easy Ways to Save Your Data

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Things you should do right now to conserve your data.

Unlimited data plans are so expensive that most of us have to live in fear of exceeding our monthly smartphone data allowance. But with these five simple tips for Android users to use less mobile data, you will never have to worry again.

1. Reduce the amount of data used by your Android mobile device or computer by turning on Chrome Data Saver Mode. From compressing web pages to removing images when loading a page on a slow connection, you’re able to save up to 70% more data.

2. Offline YouTube videos and watch them as often as you like without using data or buffering each time with YouTube Offline.

3. Whether it is your neighborhood or a weekend getaway destination, there is a way to use Google Maps without using any data. Download an area of the world and seamlessly use Maps features like turn-by-turn navigation and access useful location information without a network connection using Google Maps Offline.

4. Identify and remove data intensive apps by going to Settings > Data Usage on your Android device. You may be surprised to see data being used by apps you hardly touch!

5. Disable auto-updating apps on your Android device by opening Google Play and tapping the hamburger icon (three horizontal lines) on the top left of the screen. Go to Settings > tap Auto-update apps > select Do not auto-update apps or Auto-update apps over Wi-Fi.

 

Chima Michael Oleru