Imagine, if you open a Facebook five minute video post and after a couple of seconds, you realize that this cat isn't cute enough for another four minute, too bad! You already used the data to download the whole video. During this action you wasted 80% of the data.
Are you sure you want to upload photos and videos in HD? According to statistics 80% of users use their phones to look at pictures and videos. Let's be honest, there is not much difference on a 5 inch screen. Even if you have the latest iPhone!
There's still a way to use the data frugally. Changing your go-to apps can save you megabytes or more in mobile data. Here some practical tips which will help you:
Settings > Data and storage usage
Media Auto-Download - Switch everything to WiFi except for Photo's
Call settings - Enable "Low Data Usage"
Settings > Media
Disable "Auto download photos"
Enable "Restrict data usage."
Click on your profile at the bottom > Click Settings (located near "edit profile") > Cellular Data Use
Enable "Use Less Data."
My Info > Settings >
Set to WiFi Only Download video messages
Disable Streaming media consent
Settings > Manage
Enable "Travel Mode"
Click on profile picture > Photo's, videos & Emoji
Set "Download videos" on WiFi Only
Settings > Account Settings > Videos and Photos
Video Settings - Disable Upload HD
Autoplay should be set to : On WiFi Connections Only or Never Autoplay Videos
Photo Settings - Disable Upload HD
Under YOUTUBE - Enable "Play HD on Wi-Fi Only"
Under UPLOADS - Upload quality should be set to 480p (FYI: Most, IPTV providers stream HD content to Mobile devices @ 533p)
"Upload over WiFi Only" Enabled
Settings > Data and Storage
Disable Automatic audio download
Disable Automatic Video message download
Under Voice Calls - Change "Use Less Data" to "On Mobile Network".
If you frequently use other applications, be sure to go into the settings of your device and find options to minimize data consumption.
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