How To Save Android Data : Here are some Tips

Android devices are getting smarter every day and We are always getting worried about running out of data usage allowance right ? Just think about how much data the apps are draining while you browse,chat or socialise..!! Well, there is much you can do to reduce your data usage.Here we are going to tell some expert tips about How To Save Android Data.


1.Use data Compressing :

Web Browsers do consume a lot of data but most of the Browsers now come with data saving Modes, Through this, you can effectively reduce your data usage more than 35%. The Data Saver option compresses web pages before loading them in your browser.There are some problems you may face while browsing in Data saving Mode : like – data saving sometimes compromises with the page quality,It can also cause slow loading of the web page.Still, you should give it a try because none of the browsers are extremely optimized for mobile and they chew a lot of data through bulky advertisement. Google Chrome, Opera, Uc and many other browsers are now available with data compression option.Try data compression To Save Android Data.


Data compression on chrome



2.Adjust Auto-Sync Settings :

Google makes your accounts updated through auto-syncing.For this, your phone constantly pings into the server in search of new contents for upgradation and that surely consumes a whole lot of android data. This strains you battery life too.So if you want to relieve your data pack from getting drained follow these tips,

Check the auto-sync settings and I’m sure you will find the auto-sync is on.Disabling auto-sync for few apps like – Facebook and Google+ is a must.Google+  by default is set to sync things like photos,and this is also in the case of also the Play Store, and other Google apps that you don’t necessarily need to be synced – especially data-heavy ones like photos.

To adjust sync options, head to Settings > Accounts > Google, and select an account. Here, uncheck the boxes next to the items that don’t absolutely need to be synced. Repeat the same process for other. You can even try to disable data when you are sure that you do not need any update further.


Auto-sync apps on android


3.Preload Heavy Content :

All of us love streaming contents on different apps and that makes it drain our data at havoc.Many apps now offer the caching or preloading feature that is you can preload heavy contents when you are in a wi-fi and you can watch it later. Head into the settings menu of any app (especially streaming-media apps), to see if the option is available. Alternatively, you might find that an app allows you to lower streaming quality while on a cellular data connection.All the major entertainment apps like Spotify,Youtube comes with this offline feature.So use it wisely To Save Android Data.


YouTube offline


4.Use lesser data while using Facebook :

The truth may be heartbreaking that yes,the Facebook app is a huge consumer of mobile data.Even the so-called “facebook lite” version can alone chew all the data.It  is better to replace it with something less hungry.There are lots of apps that display facebook web page,you may try those.You can also create a facebook shortcut in your Chrome browser. If you spend a lot of time in facebook then switching to lite browsers is a good thing To Save Android Data.


Facebook lite and Facebook app


5.Restrict background data :

Even when you are not using your phone your apps keep syncing ,updating their feeds so you need to restrict the background data to stop rapid data drainage.

You can also tell the Android system to restrict background data in Settings > Data usage > Restrict Background Data or for individual apps in Settings > Apps (depending on which version of Android you have). You can also change your sync settings for Google services in Settings > Accounts > Google > select the account and then un-check the services you don’t want to sync automatically.


Restrict background data on android


6.Utilise Wi-fi Hotspots

Make use of free Wi-fi, it may sound cheap but it is better to update your apps only when you are in Wi-Fi. There is no mean to download all the large files like videos, movies and songs etc in your cellular data connection when you can easily find out free wi-fi zones while chilling out in restaurants or streets. Just be aware that connecting to public WiFi can open many threats for cyber security. To make your device protected you can use VPN created for mobile devices.




7.Use Bluetooth for photo or video sharing

Sending or receiving pictures and videos consume a lot of cellular data.There are other sharing apps available for file sharing but they are not worthy of saving data.Bluetooth is the best option when it comes to sharing files as it doesn’t need any cellular data for sharing.Yes it takes time and it needs the recipient to stay in proximity but it is something you should always keep in mind for huge data saving.


Bluetooth sharing


8.Use google maps offline

Google apps can also run offline.Try Google Maps Offline as it can allow you to cache maps.It takes a little time to download, and it requires a bit of storage space, but once a map is downloaded, you’ll be able to view and navigate it without using your data connection.Just cache it while you are in Wi-fi network.

You just have to zoom into the portion of the map that you want to cache and type “ok maps” in the search bar and the map will be cached for offline usage.


Offline Google Maps


9.Turn off data when not in use

No need to be connected all the time, Do turn off the data connection every time you are going to leave the phone idle.This will prevent your phone from draining excessive data and it will also save you from a lot of distraction.Just go to the notification panel on your android phone and turn the mobile data option off. Yes, it is difficult to remember to turn off the data each time but this is a very good way to save data on your android device.


Data turn Off button in android


10.Try Updated Features

Always update your apps because through updating you can reduce data in usage a greater amount.Also look for apps with updated features like data compression and video compression modes, Do you know the “Opera for Android” browser has a very useful video compression option, which can save you a load of data if you’re frequently watching videos on the go. To use it, simply download the Opera browser, go to Settings > Data savings and tick the box that says Video compression.This setting not only saves you data but also makes that videos load faster.Updating apps are really useful To Save Android Data.


11.Keep an eye on how you use

If you want to use lesser data while browsing then it is important to change your browsing habits as well.the Desktop Sites do take up a lot of data so always browse through mobile versions of the sites.Also switch to website caches,As it is actually a good thing here. By preserving your cache, you won’t have to download images from frequently visited websites every time you visit them.This is also a better way To Save Android Data.These habits can not be changed overnight but who cares? Rome was not built in a day.


12.Monitor your Data Usage

You should check your data usage more often to find out which app is actually the culprit.You can even set data usage limits and alerts for your android device.Go to Settings, and under Wireless & Networks, tap on Data usage. You’ll see a table showing your data usage for a specific period of time. You can toggle Set mobile data limit and then move the black and red lines to set alerts. The black line will trigger a notification that you’re approaching your limit, while the red line represents the threshold where your Android device shuts off cellular data.


Android data usage alarts



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jingyansu choudhury

jingyansu choudhury

Hello World, I am the Founder And CEO Of Techyuga. I am working on building Techyuga to become India's No.1 end-to-end repair hub for all kinds of devices.