How To Make Your Mobile Data Last Longer
One thing all subscribers of data plans hate most is depletion. You can subscribe for a one-month 20GB data plan, and in just one week, the whole thing is gone without any explanation can simply be regarded as fraud.
Its either unsuspected applications are draining your data, silently updating themselves without youâ€™re your consent or your favorite telecom provider simply pressed the zap button. But for a quick fix today, first of all check if the below applications are in place.
The truth isÂ Facebook,Â Instagram,Â WhatsAppÂ ,Â YouTube,Â SnapchatÂ andÂ TwitterÂ sucks data a lot, and here is how you can put them under control from app settings.
How to Manage Your Data to Last Longer
1. Turn off Facebook Auto-play:
- Go to yourÂ FacebookÂ option icon (the three horizontal bars at the top right corner)
- Click on App Settings (Under help & settings)
- Click on AutoPlay
- Select Never autoplay Videos.
In addition, you can activate the â€œData Saverâ€ option
- Navigate to the option icon,
- Then go to settings & Privacy
- Select Data Saver,
- Toggle the data saver on.
2. WhatsApp â€“ Deactivate Auto Download:
- Go to the â€œsettingsâ€ section in yourÂ WhatsAppÂ APP
- Click on â€œData and Storage Usageâ€
- Select Media Auto Download option
- Deselect all options under â€œWhen Using Mobile Dataâ€
- You can also enable low data usage for WhatsApp Calls.
3. Instagram â€“ Use less Data:
- Open Instagram options
- Go to Settings
- Select Cellular Data Use
- Then tick Use Less Data.
4. Twitter â€“ Deactivate Auto Play:
- Go to your Twitter Profile icon.
- Click on Settings and Privacy
- Select Data Usage
- Set Video Autoplay to Never
- Go to Snapchat Settings
- Click on â€œManageâ€ under â€œAdditional Servicesâ€
- Tick the â€œTravel Modeâ€ box
6. YouTube â€“ Limit mobile data usage:
- Open the YouTube App
- Tap on the profile icon at the top right corner
- Select Settings
- Click on General
- Turn on â€œLimit Mobile Data Usageâ€
7. Playstore â€“ Update Apps on Wi-fi Only:
- Go to the Google Play store
- Click on Menu & go to Settings
- Click on Auto-update apps.
- Select â€œAuto-update apps over Wi-Fi onlyâ€.
- You also have the .option to choose â€œDo not auto-update appsâ€œ.