Tired of watching your cellular data usage go overboard every month on your iPhone or iPad? Not sure how to restrict/save data on your iPhone or iPad and keep it under check? Worry not. We’ll let you know the fix. Except for all those you have an unlimited data plan activated on their device, we all may at some point face the possibility of exhausting or disproportionating our data plans earlier than planned. In order to restrict this, Apple does give users a handful of settings that they can simple toggle off in order to minimize the data usage. So, for all those who more often than not find themselves exhausting their cellular data plans every months or are tired of paying overage charges or getting throttled data speeds thereafter, you can find below the 6 Best Ways on How-To Save Data on iPhone or iPad. Take a look!
6 Best Ways on How-To Save Data on iPhone or iPad
1. Track your usage:
First up, before you head to actually start saving cellular data on your iPhone or iPad, you need to have a count of MBs you’re burning in a specific period. In order to do the same, head to Settings>Cellular and see ‘Current Period’ under ‘Cellular Data Usage’. It may well be a big valued number as you might have never had reset this counter. So, in order to do the same, scroll down to the end of the same page and hit ‘Reset Statistics’. Make a habit of doing the same in sync with the every month cycle of your cellular data top-up.
2. Find data-consuming Apps and restrict them to Wi-Fi only :
Now, in order to tone down the data usage, navigate to Settings>Cellular and you would see a list comprising of all the apps installed on your phone along with the cellular data used by them from the last reset till date. You can thus pin-point the guilty apps that are consuming most of the data and simply toggle them off to disable them use you cellular data.
3. Turn off Automatic Downloads for Updates :
Who doesn’t love to get the latest update for all their apps as soon as one gets released but not when it bites down a lot of your data. To set this off, navigate to Settings>iTunes & App Store and set ‘Use Cellular Data’ off for all the automatic downloads. You may alternatively turn off all the automatic downloads and manually update the apps when need be.
4. Set Mail-fetch manual :
Well you surely want to keep your Mailbox updated all the time but in order to restrict the data usage, you need to turn mail fetch manual. In order to do so, navigate to Settings>Mail, Contacts, Calendars>Fetch New Data and toggle off the ‘Push’ option. This basically means that you are not allowing your iPhone to prefetch data from Servers automatically from time-to-time as the server updates are way too frequent to thrown your data usage overboard. Next up, you can set the ‘Fetch’ under the same page to ‘Manually’ in order to fetch the data yourself as and when required by simply refreshing you Mail manually from time-to-time.
5. Turn off Background App refresh :
This features allows apps to refresh their content automatically on Wi-Fi or cellular even when that app is not active and running in background. Well, as their isn’t any toggle available separately to turn off this app refresh on cellular data, you may well end up allowing apps to use unnecessarily use your cellular data for background updates. In order to stop this, navigate to Settings>General>Background App Refresh and set the toggle off.
6. Turn off Cellular or switch to 2G :
Well, surely the lamest of the lot, but effective never-the-less. In order to completely turn of data usage on your iPhone or iPad, you may toggle off the Cellular data under Settings>Cellular, if need be. Alternatively, if you want to conserve data but still don’t want to turn it off, you may well switch to 2G network which would consume considerably less amount of data as compared to 3G or 4G/LTE. To do this, navigate to Settings>Cellular>Voice & Data and select the appropriate network.
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