The iPhone has a lot of features that tend to consume lots of data, from Instagram to Facebook to Background App refresh. However, you can minimize the usage of mobile data on your iPhone easily. Here are 10 tips to reduce iPhone data usage:
- Switch off cellular data when you are not using it.
- Make sure that only specific apps are allowed to use data. Go to Settings and turn off data usage for apps you don’t want using your data.
- Switch off Location Services when you don’t need it.
- Disable Background app refresh. This feature consumes both data and battery. To turn it off, go to Settings>General, scroll to Background app refresh, then toggle the switch off.
- Set your iCloud to only use WiFi to transfer files and data.
- WiFi Assist helps you in places where the WiFi network is poor by using your mobile data. If you want to save data, you have to turn it off. Go to Settings>Cellular>WiFi Assist, then turn it off.
- Stop Mail App from working in the background. Go to Settings>Mail>Messages>Load Remote Images, then turn it off.
- Turn off auto-updates. This is very important.
- Disable mobile data usage for Apple Music. Go to Settings>Music>Cellular Data, then turn it off.
- When sharing images, make sure that your images are as low-quality as you can make them.
Furthermore, when using social media apps, you can still reduce iPhone data usage. Try out the following:
- Turn on Low Data Usage on WhatsApp. Open WhatsApp, then go to Settings>DataUsage>Low Data Usage, then turn it on.
- On Facebook mobile, go to More>Settings>Account Settings>Videos and Photos>Video Settings>Auto-Play. Now select Never Auto-Play Videos or On WiFi Connections Only.
- On Instagram, go to your profile and tap on the gear icon. Then go to Mobile Data Usage and turn on Use Less Data.
- Open Twitter on your iPhone and go to your profile. Then tap on the gear icon and then tap on Settings. Then go to Data and select wither Use WiFi only or Never Play Videos Automatically.
- Use the Travel Mode on SnapChat to reduce data usage. Go to your profile, then tap on the gear icon. Tap on Manage under Additional Services. Turn on Travel Mode.