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Check what apps are driving your data usage

Your mobile device has a built-in data usage counter that lets you see how much data specific apps use. From here you can see which apps are using the most data and take steps to reduce the amount of data an app is using or to remove the app.


To check how much data your apps are using for iOS:

  1. Select Settings.
  2. Select Cellular (or Mobile Data on some devices).
  3. Scroll down to Cellular Data section to see how much data each app is using for the current period

To check how much data your apps are using for a Samsung device:

  1. Select Apps.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Select Connections.
  4. Select Data usage and check how much data your apps are using for Android. Select Mobile data usage for a more detailed breakdown of data usage.

To check how much data your apps are using for a Google device:

  1. Select Settings.
  2. Select Network & Internet
  3. Select SIMs to see over mobile data usage.  Select App data usage for a more detailed breakdown of data usage


* Instructions and wording may vary slightly by device.



Tips to Save Data:

Here are some top ways you can manage your mobile data usage:

  • Set any streaming applications to SD (standard definition)
  • Use public Wi-Fi that you trust where available (i.e., add school’s Wi-Fi)
  • Set data limits on your Android device (not available on iOS devices), via device settings.
  • Limit using your phone as a Mobile Hotspot - sharing your data with other devices or users can significantly increase your data usage.
  • Download any apps, music and videos over Wi-Fi before travelling.
  • Fully close apps when you're not using them (this will help with battery life, too)
  • Turn off cellular data for non-essential apps and restrict it to Wi-Fi only, via device settings
  • Disable apps from automatically syncing and refreshing
  • Disable auto-play videos on social media such as Facebook
  • Limit using location services when possible (some apps use your current location to help make them more useful and convenient)
  • Avoid using push email and set your email fetch time to grab emails with a greater time delay. When you use push email, your device is constantly looking for new messages
  • Turn off Wi-Fi assist (for iOS 9 and above devices) or Auto Switch or Smart Network Switch for Android devices, this feature automatically uses your cellular data if your Wi-Fi connection isn't strong


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‎10-24-2023 12:52 PM
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