This is the era of the internet, where the internet is a bridge to connect one person to another. On the other hand, everyday data consumption has increased.
Apps are taking more mobile data. And the problem is we have limited mobile data. So in today’s article, I will break down How to Save Data on Android. And you can save up to 57% of your mobile data by applying four simple steps that nobody else knows.
Something is exciting from the past few years: data consumption has increased from 48% to 53.6 percent worldwide.
Thanks, you came on Backdroid 😉 let’s move on to the actionable steps you can follow to save mobile data.
How to Save Data on Android
Above I already mentioned a few statistics from which you can see an increment in data usage worldwide. Even years back, I used 700 to 800 MB a day, but now in 2021, I am using around 1.5 GB to 2GB of data a day.
Let’s move on to Steps!
1. Turn On Data Saving
In most Android devices, there is an option for data saving mode. Which reduces image quality automatically in most of the apps. And surprisingly, it works in every app like YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook it will automatically reduce the image quality and even the video quality itself. Imagine how useful it is when it comes to saving mobile internet.
To turn on data saving > get into settings > SIM card & mobile data > Data usage > Data Saving > Turn it on. But by turning on data saving, you can save up to 43% of your daily mobile data. For instance, suppose you are consuming 1.5 GB of data a day, but when you turn this on, you can save 500MB now. Your total data consumption was 1 GB, and you saved 500MB.
On the data saving no, let’s move on to the second helpful step, which everybody should know if they want to save mobile data.
2. Limiting the Usage
Wait a minute, there is a story about one of my friends which is a little bit strange, I don’t know why but it’s a real story.
Have you ever seen a gamer who always plays a game day tonight? Why he is playing that much is his stuck in the loop of repetition. One of my friends is like that game, always playing video games from morning to night.
Now, what are the steps that you would recommend him to follow if you want to live that giving habit?
The question is simple: what steps would you suggest to him to stop his gaming?
You might suggest limiting it day by day. Suppose he plays it for 6 hours, then you suggest he plays 5.30 hours a day. Gradually decrease the timing. Right?
And that is the exact thing that we need to follow. You have to limit the data usage just by getting into the settings and setting the mobile data limit. We can set daily and monthly limits. So, I limited my data consumption to 1.5 GB of data a day.
3. Watch in 360-480p
We all are Android users, right and we all like to watch videos on YouTube and reels on Instagram. But actually, there is an option to switch the quality from 140p to 1080p. Both options are available. And most probably, people won’t pay attention to it.
So whenever you are playing YouTube videos, select 480p quality/resolution if your screen size is less than 6.5 inches.
On that note, let’s move on to the fourth step, which is the main answer to your question: how to save data on Android.
4. Turn on data saver in Instagram, YouTube
Do you know there is an option on Instagram and YouTube to save data? Most people don’t know about it. This is the secret setting I recommend to my cousin’s sisters because the data consumption is so high that the Wi-Fi bill is increasing every month.
So turn on the data saver on Instagram and YouTube. Here are the screenshots of it. You can get into the general settings and turn on the data saver in Instagram on YouTube, both apps.
Hopefully, that’s it for today! Today I should follow the four steps you should follow if you want to save data on Android. Above I already mentioned the data consumption. You can see from 2017 to 2019, and data consumption increased by 5% worldwide.
Let me know in the comments what your data consumption is, and I will share my data consumption just below this paragraph. It’s the actual screenshot of the last 30 days. You can tag me on Instagram @backdroidcom with the screenshot.
I hope I have helped you today with this article.