Internet access has over the years become an important element in advancing social and economic progress. While more people are subscribing to the idea of using the internet for various social and economic ventures, the cost of data remains a big obstacle. Here is how you can lower your data usage and save some money.
Turn off automatic updates
Apps that update when you’re not connected to Wi-Fi consume data in the background; it is therefore in your best interest to change your settings to update only manually or when connected to Wi-Fi.
Disable video auto-play on Instagram, Facebook and other social media. You’ll find the option in the settings menu. You can also avoid streaming movies in the background when you are not watching.
Manually cap your mobile data
Have you ever found yourself exceeding your data allowance on your phone or tablet? Perhaps you thought everything was okay, but didn’t realize that you had exceeded your data limit until the bill arrived. Unfortunately, mobile internet is rarely unlimited. Even if you have a 20GB allowance, once you exceed this (perhaps you’re using your phone as a wireless hotspot), you will be charged for all data beyond this limit.