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Help make your data allowance last

Chris_K
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Losing yourself in your favourite Netflix shows, uploading that amazing gig selfie or video from The O2, or even just trying to find your way around town – they all eat away at your mobile data allowance. We want you to get the most from your data and we know how annoying it can be if you run out, so take a look at our video below for some handy tips on how to get the most from your allowance.

This 1m 32s video will use ~10MB of data, so we recommend watching via WiFi

 

Click here for more info on understanding and making the most of your data. If you've got any other handy tips for making your data allowance last, let us know in the comments below. 

Handy Tip: To disable videos auto-playing on your Facebook app when connected to mobile data (and help prevent high data usage), follow these steps:

iPhone

1. Tap the ‘three lines’ icon
(near bottom-right corner)

2. Settings & Privacy

3. Settings

4. Media and contacts

5. Videos and photos

6. Auto-play

7. Choose ‘On Wi-Fi Connections Only’

Android

1. Tap the ‘three lines’ icon
(near top-right corner)

2. Settings & Privacy

3. Settings

4. Media and contacts

5. Auto-play

6. Choose ‘On Wi-Fi Connections Only’


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Also can use chrome data saver to save a bit more data aswel
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Battery saver can also save on background data usage which can be customized so some apps are left ignoring that setting. On the Android platform at least.
Leave your candy-colored cans in the toy chest and try a pair of proper headphones.
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True @anticpated also the android doze from nougat on android would kick in aswel but phone would have to not be used for a few hours
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For those who use the Twitter Client for Android, these, whilst not exhaustive, can help reduce your data usage:

 

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Some great data saver tips all, keep 'em coming! slight_smile

If you're on Netflix or Amazon Prime and watch a lot of video on-the-go or often download via mobile data (we'd heavily recommend doing this on Wifi), you can stream and download in a lower quality which can save a HUGE amount of data.

 

Netflix:

  1. 'More' button
  2. 'App Settings'
  3. 'Mobile Data Usage' > 'Save Data' (this will try and save data while you stream on-the-go)
  4. 'Download Video Quality' > 'Standard' (this will try and save data while you download)

 

Amazon Prime:

  1. The 'hamburger' (three horizontal lines) settings button
  2. 'Stream & Download'
  3. 'Streaming Quality' > For 1 hour, 'Data Saver' uses about 0.14GB of data compared to 'Best' which uses about 1.82GB of data
  4. 'Download Quality' > Same options as above
  5. 'Download / Stream on Wi-Fi Only' > Additional on/off options if you're conscious about saving data

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