Here’s how to save cellular data on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Yes, you can also reduce high data usage on your device, simply by using the stock Settings app to restrict mobile data on your Apple iOS device.
With “Unlimited Data” plans on your iPhone may not cause dread for people, but when on a limited plans can. There are several ways to block the data usage on your iOS device, but not actually great ones when trying these methods. Very soon, iPhone owners with compatible Apple devices will be running on iOS 11, announced during the WWDC 2017 opening keynote earlier this month, and with it its bringing new features and moreover it will be all digital, meaning you will definitely need something like cellular data with unlimited savers.
Tips are many in order to reduce high data usage on your iPhone. First of all, you should admit that you know something about it before going through the solutions.
1. Turn Off Cellular Data usage for iCloud. The majority of data will be consumed by this storage drive automatically using your cellular data if you have turned it on. If you are really using iCloud to move files back and forth between devices, this could lead to higher than usual data fees. Better only set it when it receives a good WiFi signals. And, if you are working on a Pages document during your Uber rides, that means you’re using cell data. All those edits and changes are being saved to the cloud and using data during the process. So, if you can
* Open Settings > iCloud.
* In the iCloud section tap on iCloud again. Next, scroll all the way to the bottom and disable “Use Cellular Data.”
When you disable this feature, iCloud will no longer use cell data to transfer docs or any data, which will save power users some vital bits of data.
2. Now, in this step, you have to Disable Automatic Downloads on the same Cellular Data. App downloads are something of the biggest files on your device. Like iOS updates, and if you are downloading these automatic updates, could really add up, Instead, wait until you are connected to Wireless network before downloading and updating your apps and the operating system.
For that to stop?
* In Settings find App and iTunes Stores.
* In the Apps & iTunes Stores section, you’ll see “Use Cellular Data.” Turn it off and you’re good to go.
3. Restrict Individual Apps
Most of the apps have their own settings to restrict data usage, so you can go the the Settings app to have a check.
Note: Take Facebook Messenger for example, it is one of the most data consumed social application that can grab your device’s battery and data if you have given permision to use it when Cellular Data is activated. Open Facebook app > More tab > Settings > Account Settings > Videos & Photos > Under VIDEO SETTINGS, set Auto-play on Wi-Fi Connections only.
4. Disable Wi-Fi Assist
Yes, Wi-Fi Assist can be just as harmful as it is helpful. When trying to supplement a weak Wireless signal, Wi-Fi Assist uses Cellular Data to help with bad service. While this dors help in many ways, though, you could unknowingly be using a bunch of data. To disable the feature:
* Open the Settings app and find Cellular. Scroll all the way to the bottom and slide the toggle for Wi-Fi Assist OFF.
Note: If you have had unusually high data usage, Wi-Fi Assist could be a major problem.
5. Disable Background App Refresh
This trick helps you a lot to save data on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Apps can update in the background (automatically), while you are not using them and this is one feature that consumes more data. This can be disabled and won’t really effect how you interact with your phone.
To do so:
* Go to Settings > General and find ‘Background App Refresh’.
* Open the menu and disable the function at the top. The apps will go from green to blank. Also, you can review the list of apps that had Background Refresh below the toggle.
6. Monitor on Data Hungry Apps
There are certain apps that use more than others installed on your device. Some of these apps won’t consume data at all and others will. It’s always good to know which apps consume data, and more importantly if those apps even need access to cellular data.
In order to prevent unnecessary, data hungry apps from using cellular data. Just toggle them off one-by-one carefully.
7. Avoid Streaming High-Quality Music
Never ever set stream music using Cellular Data. Because, the higher the quality, the larger the file is. The larger the file, the more data is required to stream music. If you are limited to Cellular Data to a minimal, you’ll want to turn this OFF.
* Open Settings and navigate to Music.
* Find and disable High Quality on Cellular.
* If you really want to put an end to data fees, you can also disable Use Cellular data for that setup. With this option disabled, you will only be able to stream Apple Music over Wi-Fi.
Music – Data
Disabling High Quality is the best option for those people who still want to listen to music over data. For example, if you are using Pandora, Tidal, or Spotify, you can make sure that those only stream over Wi-Fi as well.
8. Disable Autoplay Videos on Cellular Network
Facebook and Twitter both have introduced a feature called autoplay the videos in your timeline. It offers a great experience but with more people sharing videos on FB and Twitter, you’re undoubtedly using up lot more data on your iPhone or cellular if you’ve autoplay videos enabled.
Finally, avoid using cellular data completely in order to save more data on your iPhone running iOS 10.x or on the latest iOS 11, while the initial release of the stock mobile operating system coming this fall. Following the above mentioned tricks, help you save cellular data on iPhone 7/6s/6/5s/5/4s/4. And i am using iPhone SE.
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