How to Be Wise In Data Usage On Android
By Saul Rosen May 26, 2017
New data intensive apps have drastically impacted data usage for many mobile date users. Here are 5 ways to stem the data flow.
(Newswire.net — May 26, 2017) — With the advent of emerging technology driven devices, it is being increasingly seen that these very “data hungry” programs eat away a large chunk of your data every month thereby causing you to spend a fortune on your data usage bills. But that does not necessarily mean that you cannot do anything about it.
In fact, this is exactly what has been discussed here and let us quickly scan through few points that will help you to curtail your data usage expenses greatly.
Of late, hundreds of thousands of app are flooding the market alluring smart phone and other gadget users to download these apps only to erode hefty data from your set data usage limit.
Just downloading a simple app, regardless of whether it is on your Android smart phone or any other Android driven device, you have to pay the bill at the end of the day.
Given below are few ways in which you can restrict data usage, which will also reflect positively on your wallet according to android news.
1. Determine how much data you are using
Identifying the problem prior to fixing it is important. In order to limit your data usage, you have to understand how much you are already using so that you can cut down the usage. You can check it from “Data usage” and “cellular data usage” options in your Android device. Once you get a detailed overview of the same, you will be able to understand which apps are eating away your data the most, or the programs and applications the usage of which need to be curbed. Watching videos and playing games in real time siphon off most of the data from your Android device.
2. Countercheck data usage
If you have set alerts for news and social apps, as they give you frequent updates and are refreshed from time to time, it is time that you do something about them. With each new version, you compromise with your data. So, it makes sense to disable these applications right away. The feature of “sync data” will enable you to save some data as the update will be effective only when you are actively using the app and not in the back ground. If you are wondering that will prevent notifications from reaching you, don’t worry as it won’t be hindered.
3. Limit playing videos
If you have set incoming media in the auto play mode, it is going to cost you a lot of data. You might not notice but there are few applications that will run the video spontaneously without you even noticing that it is playing in the background. As such, you have to disable this behavior of the apps. For instance, when you scroll down a page, you may not even notice but the video starts playing on its own.
4. Use option Data Saver
The search engine major’s Chrome browser (Android) has an option which is referred to as Data Saver. This allows web pages to be routed through the servers of Google, which will compress data that is being channelized. This feature has been found to save considerable amount of data as it is in the compressed form. Not only that compressing the data has also found to make your browsing experience much better as it allows faster browsing.
5. Be selective
In order to minimize data usage, you have to be selective. After all you cannot have all your fingers in the pie all at once. Exercise your discretion with regard to using applications and other features that cannot just cause you to spend a lot on data but also makes your device much slower. As such, from time to time inspect what you need on your device and what you can do without for optimum data usage.