1. Turn off background syncing
‘Background syncing’ can really eat up your data if you’re not careful. “But what is it?”, we hear you ask. Well, it’s when an app uses your data when not opened and sends you notifications. Whilst handy for some apps, it’s not always necessary for everything. Here’s how to turn it off (and back on!) for certain apps:
For iPhone: Settings Notifications and then select the apps you want to “Allow Notifications” for;
For Android: Settings Connections Data usage then head into “View App Settings” for the certain apps you want to limit data usage for and follow the prompts.
2. Facebook video autoplay
Facebook recently introduced video autoplay, which means videos play automatically (who would’ve thought?!) when scrolling through your News Feed. Again, whilst handy, video can really drain your data quickly. Here’s how to turn this setting off:
For iPhone: Settings Videos and Photos and change the settings to either “Never Play Videos Automatically” or “Use Wi-Fi Only”;
For Android: Settings Video Auto-Play and change the settings to either “Wi-Fi Only” or “Off”.
3. Use less data on Instagram
Like Facebook, Instagram can use a lot of data too. A recent update of …