Control MB: 5 tips to save Internet traffic on iOS and Android
Long gone are the days when providers maintain records of megabytes spent by users on the Network. Tariff plans for home Internet in our days differ mainly in the speed. But the cellular operators are in no hurry to provide fully unlimited Internet and typically allocate only a certain amount of traffic.
But without the Internet today can not live not only people, but also smartphones: is he in there something will pull together in the night, will update a couple of apps, and in the morning download attachments from mail no longer remains. Well, think about how we can deal with them and how to save money on mobile Internet.
1. Disable automatic app updates
The first thing to do is to disable automatic software update. Many applications load the updates itself in the background, so you can’t even know. Allow me to update only those who really need you constantly. To do it on iOS in the section “Settings – General – Update”content.
Owners of Android you need to go to “Settings – data Transfer operator”. You can also details to see which application consumes how much for a selected period of time. When you click on each of them opens the detailed settings for a specific program. We need to “Restrict background data”, and optionally, to disable auto-update of data.
2. To set a limit on traffic
To monitor the expenditure of Internet traffic, select the required limit in accordance with your rate plan or option directly on the smartphone. On iOS enough to download a third party app from the App Store. Free utility Traffic Monitor – just one of these. On Android limit the amount of data in the following way: go to “Settings – data Usage – Set limit”.
3. To unsubscribe from sync
Regardless of which network you surf the Internet 4G/ LTE, 3G or EDGE/ 2G smartphone regularly sinhroniziruete available applications to remote servers. To avoid this and, consequently, to save money, you just need to disable this synchronization. On iOS this can be done in two steps: first, go to “Settings – iCloud – iCloud Drive – turn off Cellular data”, then in “Settings – iTunes Store and App Store – turn off Cellular data”. On Android just go to “System settings / Accounts – Disable-sync/ Only on wifi”
4. Disable the widgets
Many smartphone users install widgets. Statistics show that at one time surfing the Internet the browser consumes significantly less bandwidth in comparison with the queries of the widget that requires uninterrupted Internet connection.
5. Download data in advance
Application navigation Yandex.Card, Yandex.Navigator and Google Maps actually can work offline. Only need to pre-download maps. In Yandex it is, “Yandex.Card – Menu – map Download – Moscow – Download”. And Google: “Google Maps – Menu – Your locations – Download a map area – maps – Download”.