How to use less cellular data and save money with android

Mobile data plans from mobile data careers come with a price. One has to pay certain sum of money in exchange of mobile data plans, It has been seen with many mobile data plans with android, if not taken with due care, could possibly lead to some of the most difficult situations of spending out data within shortest span of time, even the user could not have any sufficient idea about it. Most of WiFi networks to access also could not be found easily and that creates another problem for containing mobile data usages to save money.

We are now living in the world where the virtual communications are far more important than the normal communication. That is why we always tend to move towards the stage of always connectivity options where data connectivity with android always stays on. When we do stay with limited data connectivity we tend to forget that there has always been many applications within android desktop environment which from time to time connect to internet without knowledge from the user.

Turn of data when it is no use. It prevents applications from reducing data limit as well as it saves battery power. Automation or synchronization processes within android desktop environment tend to suck batteries as well as data. By turning off data when it is not in use, it creates two benefits of making the battery running for longer life and helps to reduce mobile data usages.

You can set the data limit so that you could know how much of the data is being consumed. Head over to Settings then Data Usuage and from there you can limit the data use. Here, you could find detail description of which application is consuming larger chunk of data than the other. If those applications do not fall within us then simply uninstall those applications.
You can set up a data hard limit so that after preaching to that data stage automatically the connectivity to data connection to be cut off. It is recommended to set this limit slightly minimum that upper data limit so that you could have some reserve data to use after wards.

Data hungry applications are those applications which take a larger chunk of data to run. Facebook, Facebook Messenger. Google apps are some of these applications. You could find these in battery settings as well as in data usually settings. It is a good idea not to use such data hungry application and instead use an application such as Facebook Lite or others so that ultimately you could save plenty of data with it. Opera Max has its own version of Facebook which consumes far lesser data and those who want to save data and intended to use Facebook could move towards this also.

Google Chrome has its private data saving features. Enable it if you meant to use it. I use it because of it smarter synchronization between desktop and android. If you wish to have more data savings while browsing for internet, then Opera Mini, UC Browser mini are some of the options you should be encouraged to try. Flynx is one of the better browser and it comes without ads. It loads articles in the background and while you stay with your application and this is the truest form of multi-tasking. It quite intelligently get rid of all the clutters and ads from blogs and others to present you with one of the most cleanest form of reading ever. Thus it saves mobile data fairly intelligently.

Disable auto updating of application over data connectivity and change it to over WiFI only so that whenever you are with data connectivity, auto-update application should not start automatically. In this way, you could save precious data from being wasted through auto-update of applications. For this head over to Google Play Store App and go to the left side of it to open its menu and then move to its settings page and then set this to “auto-update over Wi-Fi only”.

Sometimes, we are still moving towards using data hungry applications. Then, there is another form out to save data from being utilized so much. We can at least restrict those data hungry applications from contacting internet in the background when they are not in action. Go to settings then data usage and then enable “Restrict app background data” to prevent all applications from suo motto contacting internet even when they are not active. In this way, when you open an application than those application automatically connects to internet.

In this way, we could find more and more, options to save data and stop applications to stop pushing notifications even if they are not active. If you use Google Chrome for android, then it is advisable to enable its data saving mode so that it could use Google’s specific data compression techniques to save data and the amount of data saved could be seen in detail in those columns. Head over to the settings menu of the android and then reach to data saver within chrome and then toggle it switched on and checks out the graph of it from time to time to find how much of data you have saved with these settings.

Caching contents of continuous use of data as well as compression of data could save larger amount of mobile data. Some applications such as Google Maps to provide you with caching of contents to offline use. If you the same map again and again then it is better to go for saving such routes for offline so that you could save maps for offline use. YouTube also offers users to save data offline so that videos could be seen without internet connectivity for viewing. Before, installing apps of heavy data usages, do remember to check out whether these applications are providing offline viewing or not and then use such applications so that ultimately you could save mobile data for necessary use.

If you still wish to save more data than you could download Opera Max that creates one virtual private network and reroute entire network to its server and then compress data and then resend to your mobile. It works better with internet surfing, streaming of videos and other heavy internet usages. Continuously Opera has been trying to enhance quality of video compression, though at times you may find the quality of video stream lower but still that is no big deal.

There has been many popular applications and without these you could not live without. Such is the Twitter and its notifications might provide with difficulties as it comes with large numbers. There are options to tweak application settings to reduce considerable data usages of applications such as YouTube, Instagram, Twitter and so on. For Twitter android app launch the app and then go to the menu by swiping to the left, then settings and privacy and here you should find data usage. Here, change auto play videos to never or with Wi FI so that it should not run automatically. Most of these videos take a huge chunk of data while streaming.

For Instagram android app, go to its profile page and then look at the dots of top-right corner and then look for “cellular data use” and then select “Use less data” so that videos should not be automatically run as well as images should be shown in optimized form with compression to save internet. By using less cellular data may affect your experience of Instagram but it still makes you save plenty of data.

Launch YouTube app, and then reach for its top-right hand corner and tap in those three dots to enter into its settings. Tap “General” and turn on the “Limit mobile data usage” and this only stream high definition videos with Wi Fi and then you have the options to turn off “Autoplay” so that when you click on the videos it then plays.

With the advent of most of the applications being converted slowly to rich internet applications with the limitations to data consumptions could be hardly done with. From the above illustrations one could make a slight shift towards limiting of data so that ultimately these should be useful at times when most of the data run out and some important works related to it come about.

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Mohan Manohar is a blogger from India who founded Ittech back in 2007. He is passionate about all things tech and knows the Internet and computers like the back of his hand.