iPhone is a data-intensive phone that consumes a lot of mobile data unless you take precautions to prevent high-data consumption.
You can take several measure to control your iPhone data usage. If you use minimal features on your iPhone, you can easily control its data consumption by ensuring that important features are used only when needed. Your iPhone may consume more data than average if you do not limit its activities to what is important.
There are so many ways in which you can minimize data usage on your iPhone. Below are some illustrations that shows you how to reduce data usage on iPhone by modifying some systems and application settings.
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Enable Low Data Mode
Low data mode is a feature that minimizes the consumption of data on devices running iOS 13 or newer. It achieves this by stopping data-heavy processes such as automatic download, synchronization, and other background works. Low data mode reduces the quality of streaming content.
To enable the low data mode on your iPhone, take the following steps:
Go to settings and click on Cellular.
Next, select the Cellular Data Options then toggles on Low Data Mode.
If your iPhone allows 5G connectivity, you can equally prevent excessive data consumption by putting on the mobile data and clicking on Low Data Mode.
Disable Mobile Data for Unneeded Applications
Some applications make use of data even when you are not using them. This can result in high-data consumption.
To prevent this, go through the applications using mobile data and turn off data access for apps that you rarely or never use.
You can do this via settings. Go to Cellular, then scroll to the Cellular Data section.
From here, you can go through the apps and switch off data for the ones you are not using by flipping off the switch as shown below.
Disable Wi-Fi Assist
Wi-Fi Assist is an iOS feature that makes sure your iPhone stays connected to the internet whenever the Wi-Fi connection is slow or poor. If your iPhone refuses to load web pages or play music during a connection to Wi-Fi, iOS automatically switches to cellular data.
Wi-Fi assist is enabled by default in iOS. To disable this feature, go to your iPhone settings menu and turn off the feature.
From settings, click on Cellular. Then scroll to the bottom of the page. Next, toggle off Wi-Fi assist, it will be disabled immediately.
Now that you know how to reduce data usage on iPhone, here are other ways to minimize its consumption.
. Stream video at lower quality.
. Reduce your usage of Apps that Consumes much data.
. Turn off auto-downloads, uploads and updates over cellular.
. Always use the opportunity of free Wi-Fi whenever its available
. Use 3G instead of 4G or 5G since it is less data-intensive.
These additional settings can help keep you under your monthly data allotment.
- Restrict iTunes and app store download
- Disable background app refresh
- Check which apps are using the most data and limit their usage.
- Download music, don’t stream
- Fetch mail less frequently
- Use safaris reading list.
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