Are you sick of the mobile internet Fee’s?Here are some Ways to dramatically reduce your Mobile Data Usage:
1)Restrict background data፡The easiest way to save data is to tell your apps (or the Android system itself) to restrict background data. Background data is all that internet traffic that goes on when you’re not actually using an app: email syncing, feeds updating, weather widgets and so on.
2)Ditch the Facebook app፡It’s pretty well known among Android aficionados that the Facebook app is one of the biggest consumers of data, not to mention its high resource use and battery drain. So why not replace it with something less demanding?
There are lots of alternate Facebook apps but many of those are just as hungry as the official version. Even Facebook Lite, which claims to reduce data consumption by 50 percent, still chews through hundreds of MB in a month.
So why not try Tinfoil for Facebook, which is simply a web app that displays the Facebook website (you can still get push notifications by using IFTTT and Pushbullet). Or you could simply create a Chrome shortcut in your web browser. Just open Facebook in Chrome, open the overflow menu and select Add to Home Screen.
3)Make use of offline apps, games and services፡Some apps and games require constant internet access to function: this can be simply a security measure or because they constantly need to retrieve data. There are some apps and games that don’t require internet access at all after the initial download.
4) Disable auto-updating apps፡Another huge drain of your data allowance comes from the occasional bout of Google Play app updating. If you have the Play Store set to auto-update apps, even over a data connection, this could be chewing its way through your allowance every month without you even knowing.
5)Identify and limit/remove high consuming apps፡In Settings > Data usage you can get a look at the apps which are consuming the most data both in the foreground and the background. This can be really useful for knowing which apps you should restrict.
Take Gmail, for example. On my phone, it has downloaded 451 MB of emails in the background. If I felt I didn’t use the app enough to justify that much data use, I could remove the app, limit how often it syncs or prevent it from downloading attachments, all of which would reduce data consumption.
6)Don’t upload, download or send pictures or videos፡A single minute of high definition footage captured on a modern smart phone can take up as much as 200 MB of data. Single photos can easily exceed 40 MB. Don’t even think about uploading these to Facebook, or downloading pictures and videos from friends, unless your mobile data plan can handle it.
In addition to these recommendations, If your mobile data connection is 3G you need to take some precautions. Here is why?
Theoretically, data consumption will be the same, except it will take longer time to do a task (loading email or downloading picture) on 2G.
3G makes difference while watching videos on Mobile . If you are using 2G, the video quality will be usually 240p or less . Same Video if you are watching with 3G, automatically it will select high resolution like 340p or 480p . Here it makes a very big difference in Data consumption and your internet fee’s will climb high.
You browse, but your phone can do a lot of things without your knowledge which will demand more data usage.
A few cases:
1. Background tasks using data. On 2G the speeds could be so low that the tasks couldn’t get enough bandwidth to run and thus cant make the downloads. With 3G speeds, it can very well connect and make the downloads, like app updates, sync of data between apps and cloud, etc.
2. Even considering that you’ve restricted any background tasks, the culprit could be the browser. You browse and read for some time before hitting the next link. Meantime, the browser could start downloading more data due to the browser settings(in–built to speedup browsing) or because of the website settings(cookies, collecting other info, etc)
3. Whatsapp pictures and videos: On slow data rates, these won’t download well, and rarely completely. On 3G, unless you restrict the settings, they download almost as they come and thus eat up your MB without you actually doing anything.
Try to apply the recommendations mentioned above and reduce your mobile internet fee’s.