How to Save and Manage Mobile Data on your Smartphone

We all know that there is no free Network provider out there that offers free Internet services. The implication of this is that everyone in need of Internet services will have to subscribe for a data plan which is determined by the price from the network providers, the cash at hand and some other factors.

In this post I will be sharing some tips on how to save/ manage mobile data on your mobile devices.

Manage Mobile data

Disabling Background Data

Some applications even while not opened have access to Internet data in order to keep them updated.

To disable these applications from using the data in the background, take the steps below:

NOTE: Minimized applications will not be able to access Internet data unless on the front screen.

  1. Go to settings
  2. Click on Data Usage
  3. Then click on Menu icon (The three dots at the top right hand corner of the screen OR simply click the android menu key)
  4. Now, click on “Restrict app Background Data”

Restrict app background data

NOTE: Instead of doing this generally for all your applications, this can be done for individually. To do this, follow the steps below:

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Click on Data Usage
  3. Click on the SIM you are using to surf the Internet or Wi-Fi as the case may be.
  4. Scroll through the list of applications and select the application you want to stop background internet access for
  5. Scroll down and click on “Restrict app Background Data”

Restrict app background data

Set Cellular Data Limit

This might be a way of checking the amount of Megabytes or Gigabytes used daily or monthly. If a limit is set, then Internet access will automatically turn off when the limit is reached. To do this, take the following steps:

  1. Go to settings.
  2. Click on Data Usage.
  3. Click on the SIM you are using to surf the Internet or Wi-Fi as the case may be.
  4. Toggle the “Set cellular data limit” button (Note: you will only see this option when your mobile data is switched on).
  5. Use the new line(Red in color) on the graph to set your data limit. The second line on the graph(Grey in color) will show a notification when you have used a certain amount of your internet plan.

Set Cellular Data Limit

Disable Auto-synchronization

Auto-synchronization allows your applications to automatically update themselves at certain intervals even when not opened. To disable this, follow these simple steps:

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Scroll down and select Account
  3. Click the menu icon at the top right hand corner of the screen
  4. Deselect the “Auto-sync data” Option

Note: This can also be done for individual accounts on your mobile device

Auto Synchronization
Auto Synchronization

Un-Install Applications not Frequently Used

This is a way of preventing unnecessary applications from using out of your internet bundle.

Hope you have gained some new things from this. If you this post was helpful, let’s know in the comments below.

Also if you have some other methods, let’s know in the comments section below.

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