How To Reduce your Data Consumption On Android


In this post I will be talking about ways in which you can make your Android phone data subscription last longer, I remember talking with a friend of mine about the days of blackberry. 

How it was to use a 1000 subscription for the whole month not only to browse but download as you like, but today in the era of Android you can’t do such because this smartphones can take a 1000 subscription in matter of minutes,

Without taking much of your time let’s get down to the business of the day, because I know how it feels to get a notification from network provider that your subscription is about to finish just a day or two after subscribing

How to make your Data last longer after subscribing

Most often at times we always put the blames to our ISP’s for coming up with different data consuming techniques, especially MTN. But here you will see ways to keep your data from running out so fast 

There are two ways to do this – Turn off background data or set a data limit within your social media apps.

Steps on how to turn off background Data

Go to settings> network and internet> data usage> mobile Data usage then click on the app that are using too much data then turn them off

Setting a Data limit on applications 

1. Turning off Facebook Auto-play:

Go to your Facebook option icon ( the three horizontal bars at the top right corner)

Click on App settings ( under help & settings)

Click on Autoplay

Select Never Autoplay videos.

In Addition, you activate the Data saver” optionNavigate to the option icon

Then go to settings & privacy

Select Data saver on,

Toggle the data saver on.

2. WhatsApp – Deactivate Auto Download:

Go to the app settings 

Click on Data and storage usage”

Select media auto download option

Deselect all options under “when using mobile Data”

You can also enable low data usage for WhatsApp calls

Instagram- Reduce Data Usage

Open Instagram options

Go to settings

Select cellular data use

Then tick use less Data

Twitter- Deactivate Auto play 

Go to your Twitter profile icon.

Click on settings and privacy 

Select Data usage

Set video Autoplay to never


Go to Snapchat settings

Click on manage under Additional services

Tick the ‘Travel Mode” Box

YouTube- limit mobile data usage:

Open the YouTube App

Tap on the profile icon at the top right corner

Select settings

Click on General

Turn on limit mobile Data usage”

Playstore – Update Apps on WiFi Only

Go to the Google play store

Click on menu & go to settings

Click on Auto-update apps

Select “Auto-update apps over Wi-Fi only”.

You also have the option to choose “Do not Auto-update app


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