7 Things To Do To Reduce Excessive Data Exhaustion

Excessive Data ExhaustionIn this post I’ll be showing you 7 Things To Do To Reduce Excessive Data Exhaustion We all dread getting that notification from our ISP or telco that our data subscription is about to finish and it can be annoying and really disappointing.

Data Exhausted - How To Make Your Data Subscription Last Longer

Although, I’m pretty sure we can always blame our ISP’s for coming up with different data zapping techniques, especially MTN. Nevertheless here’s a way to keep your data from running out too quickly.

7 Things To Do To Reduce Excessive Data Exhaustion

There are 2 ways to do this – Turn off background data or set a data limit within your social media apps.

How To Turn Off Background Data

Go to Settings > Network And Internet > Data Usage >Mobile Data Usage then click on the apps that are using too much data then turn it off

Setting Data Limit On Apps

1. Playstore – Update Apps on Wi-fi Only:

  • Go to the Google Play store
  • Click on Menu & go to Settings
  • Click on Auto-update apps.
  • Select “Auto-update apps over Wi-Fi only”.
  • You also have the .option to choose “Do not auto-update apps

2. Twitter – Deactivate Auto Play:

  • Go to your Twitter Profile icon.
  • Click on Settings and Privacy
  • Select Data Usage
  • Set Video Autoplay to Never

3. Instagram – Reduce Data Usage:

  • Open Instagram options
  • Go to Settings
  • Select Cellular Data Use
  • Then tick Use Less Data.

4. Snapchat:

  • Go to Snapchat Settings
  • Click on “Manage” under “Additional Services”
  • Tick the “Travel Mode” box

5. YouTube – Limit mobile data usage:

  • Open the YouTube App
  • Tap on the profile icon at the top right corner
  • Select Settings
  • Click on General
  • Turn on “Limit Mobile Data Usage”

6. WhatsApp – Deactivate Auto Download:

  • Go to the “settings” section in your WhatsApp APP
  • Click on “Data and Storage Usage”
  • Select Media Auto Download option
  • Deselect all options under “When Using Mobile Data”
  • You can also enable low data usage for WhatsApp Calls

7. Turn off Facebook Auto-play:

  • Go to your Facebook option icon (the three horizontal bars at the top right corner)
  • Click on App Settings (Under help & settings)
  • Click on AutoPlay
  • Select Never autoplay Videos.
  • In addition, you can activate the “Data Saver” optionNavigate to the option icon
  • Then go to settings & Privacy
  • Select Data Saver,
  • Toggle the data saver on.


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