Reduce your data usage with these easy steps

Reduce your data usage with these easy steps


Have you found yourself paying an arm and a leg for data lately? That is because mobile networks are billing you for every megabyte used. Since consumers shifted more to data than minutes, networks have been cashing in, claiming the cost increases has gone towards managing overloaded networks.

Keep an eye on your phones data usage with these easy steps.

Start by taking a look at My Data Manager to track how much data you use and get alerts before you run out, avoiding exorbitant fees being added to your bill.  It also includes an app Tracker, which informs you of the apps on your device using the most data.

Another idea is to visit your carriers’ website to view your data usage history. Now select a data bundle that is higher than your monthly usage and add it to your plan. This will help you manage your bill and avoid being charged per extra megabyte used.

Get into the habit of connecting to Wi-Fi where possible, also set your phone to only update apps when connected to a Wi-Fi hotspot. Doing this will also reduce your data usage.

Opera Mini has been designed to compress data when browsing, so it might be a good time to start using this app on Android and IOS and don’t clean your browser cache all the time, by keeping your cache, images wouldn’t have to be downloaded from your most visited sites.

One more great way to save on usage is to switch off LTE, a standard for high-speed wireless communication for mobile phones, as this uses more data than 3G.

I hope this list helps you to save a significant amount of your hard earned cash in future.