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Five easy tricks to use less mobile phone data

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Apr. 08, 19 | 8:17 am

To avoid paying overcharges or cellphone load being used up easily, try these five easy tricks.

1. TURN OFF BACKGROUND APP REFRESH.
When this feature is enabled, your apps are constantly refreshing so that they can show you the most recent content when opened. This includes email synching, weather widgets updating, and feeds refreshing.

For the iPhone: Go to Settings > General > Background App Refresh.

For Android: Go to Settings > Data Usage > Restrict app background data.

This will allow you to turn the feature off for all apps or you can pick and choose which ones you want to turn off. This will also help extend your phone’s battery life.

2. DISABLE APPS THAT USE A LOT OF DATA.
For ones that you don’t use often, turn off cellular data.

For the iPhone: Go to Settings > Cellular > then under “Use Cellular Data For” switch certain apps to off. Check out these six smart tricks for your cellphone everyone should know.

3. TURN OFF APP UPDATES
If your apps update automatically your phone will start the download whether you are connected to Wi-Fi or not.

To turn this off on an iPhone, go to Settings > iTunes & App Stores > turn off Use Cellular Data.

For an Android, go to Settings > under General click Auto-update apps > Auto-update apps over Wi-Fi only. Then, your apps will only update when you are connected to Wi-Fi.

4. TURN OFF WI-FI ASSIST
Wi-Fi assist automatically uses your cellular data when the Wi-Fi signal is poor. To disable Wi-Fi assist for an iPhone go to Settings > Cellular > turn off Wi-Fi Assist.

5. TURN OFF iCLOUD DRIVE
When iCloud is enabled it is constantly moving documents in and out of the cloud. Use less cell phone data by turning iCloud off. To do this on the iPhone got to Settings > iCloud > turn off iCloud Drive. Find out how to make your cell phone totally secure.

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