YOU can lower your phone bill by using these six data-saving tricks on your Android or iPhone.
Phone users are instructed to use WiFi instead of their data to save money in the long run and more.
Verizon has revealed six tricks to curbing mobile data usage.
The phone company stressed that Wi-Fi can be a big help in saving data.
“Wi-Fi is a critical tool for reducing data usage,” Verizon said.
Using WiFi can help you avoid exceeding the data caps and paying higher phone bills on your current plan.
It is recommended to connect to WiFi whenever available, update apps/stream videos via WiFi, and listen/download music via WiFi.
Other data-saving tips include closing your apps when you’re not using them, managing your notifications, and reducing your data usage.
Here’s a breakdown of how using these six tips can help reduce data usage and save money, according to Verizon.
1. Always connect to WiFi
If WiFi is available in your area, it is recommended to always connect to save data usage.
This includes cafes, shops, homes of friends and family, etc.
When your phone isn’t connected to WiFi, it only relies on data burning them.
2. USE WIFI FOR APP UPDATES/VIDEO STREAM
Updating apps consumes data quickly as some use more than 100MB.
Also, streaming videos consumes around 350MB per hour and can consume a lot of data.
It’s best to try updating apps and streaming videos when you’re on WiFi to avoid being stripped of your data.
3. MANAGE NOTIFICATIONS
Leaving a lot of notifications unattended can consume data.
This also applies to receiving notifications in general.
It’s best to only turn on notifications for apps you use most often and delete old apps.
4. WIFI FOR MUSIC
Popular streaming apps use around 1GB of data for around seven to nine hours of listening time, which can quickly eat up your data.
This also applies to downloading music.
When streaming or downloading music, it is best to connect to WiFi.
5. CLOSE APPS
Open apps will continue to send and receive data if left open on your phone, even when it’s locked.
This can consume a lot of data and it’s recommended to close apps when you’re not using them.
6. MONITORING OF DATA USE
Finally, it’s important to know how much data you’re using and have already used so you know how much you have available when you just need to use data.
It’s also important to know what’s consuming the most data so you can reduce it.