How To Make Your Mobile Data Subscription Last Longer

In this post I’ll be showing you how to make your data subscription last longer We all dread getting that notification from our ISP or telecom company that our data subscription is about to finish and it can be annoying and really disappointing.

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.Turn off Facebook Video 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” option

Navigate to the option icon

Then go to settings & Privacy

Select Data Saver,

Toggle the data saver on.

  1. WhatsApp – Deactivate Media 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

  1. Instagram – Reduce Data Usage:

Open Instagram options

Go to Settings

Select Cellular Data Use

Then tick Use Less Data.

  1. Twitter – Deactivate Auto Play:

Go to your Twitter Profile icon.

Click on Settings and Privacy

Select Data Usage

Set Video Autoplay to Never

  1. Snapchat:

Go to Snapchat Settings

Click on “Manage” under “Additional Services”

Tick the “Travel Mode” box

  1. 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”


  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

Though some are necessary things to do but Instagram is the main data killer just limit it usage or use night plans for viewing

Look, the surest way to save data is to disable background data and also switch to EDGE from 3G/4G whenever you are not  browsing or just want to use whatsapp only. Take note that this will reduce your browsing speeds though. But you will  be surprised that it saves data so much.

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