Data is the invisible currency of the 21st century and how we communicate, conduct business, store precious information and learn.
The problem? We never seem to have enough of it.
5 ways to reduce data consumption
1. Chrome Data Saver Mode
Reduce the amount of data used by your Android mobile device or computer by turning on Chrome Data Saver Mode.
From compressing web pages to removing images when loading a page on a slow connection, you’re able to save up to 70% more data.
2. YouTube Offline
Offline YouTube videos and watch them as often as you like without using data or buffering each time with YouTube Offline.
3. Google Maps
Whether it’s your neighbourhood or a weekend getaway destination, there’s a way to use Google Maps without using any data.
Download an area of the world and seamlessly use Maps features like turn-by-turn navigation and access useful location information without a network connection using Google Maps Offline.
4. Check out data suckers
Identify and remove data intensive apps by going to Settings > Data Usage on your Android device.
You may be surprised to see data being used by apps you hardly touch!
5. Auto-Update, a No-No
Disable auto-updating apps on your Android device by opening Google Play and tapping the hamburger icon (three horizontal lines) on the top left of the screen.
Go to Settings > tap Auto-update apps > select Do not auto-update apps or Auto-update apps over Wi-Fi.