The most popular applications of music and video on demand and work from the cloud, a concept that places the storage of all contents away from our Smartphone in giant servers that provide us access to all sorts of innovative services. Spotify, Facebook or Google Drive are mobile applications that consume large amounts of mobile internet upload and download content to and from our smartphones; we give
you ten simple tricks to save your bonus Mb of internet dongle spain plan.
1. update the apps over unlimited Wi-Fi
Enter the Google Play app store on your mobile, and in “Settings – Automatically update” check “Update applications automatically only through Wi-Fi”. Thus, the apps that you have installed will receive a new version when connected to a Wi-Fi network and not spend megabytes of your bonus mobile internet.
Enter “Settings – iTunes Store and App Store” and uncheck the box “Use mobile data”. Thus, the apps you have installed a new version will receive only when connected to a Wi-Fi network and not consume megabytes of your bonus mobile internet.
Click “Shop” from the Home screen of your Windows Phone terminal to access the Windows Store and enter “Settings – Application Updates”. Once there, check the option “Automatically update my apps” is set to ‘No’. Thus, the apps you have installed a new version will receive only when connected to a Wi-Fi network and not consume megabytes of your bonus mobile internet.
2. configure automatic file uploads
For the user to have a more fluid experience, many of the most popular apps up the images and videos you recorded with your mobile phone to the cloud automatically. Without going any further, Google Drive has an option to backup their servers of our photos and videos automatically, in the moment of capture.
This immediacy when storing our personal multimedia has a “but”: when we are on the move, without a Wi-Fi network at our disposal, we spend our precious megabytes of mobile data bono. In this case it is sufficient to enter each and every one of the apps of this type that we have installed, to disable automatic image uploads, videos and other files we have generated in our Smartphone. We recommend setting this parameter to images and upload videos from your mobile to the servers manually, we have access to a Wi-Fi network.
3. restrict the use of background internet data
There are several apps that usually send and receive data without the user being aware of it. Fortunately, in the latest versions of Android, users of the mobile system of Google can see exactly which apps are consuming more data internet from our bonus. In the menu on our mobile enter “Settings – Data usage” to check the amount of data consumed by the “most Swallow” apps.
It at this point, just press on a particular app from the list that appears. At that time we presented a pie chart and two values: the foreground and background. The first value corresponds to the megas consumed by the app in question when are actively using, while the second value indicates the megas spent by the app when we are not using.
If we find that a particular application consumes a lot of Mb’s “in the background”, simply check the “Restrict reference data” option. In this way the app will not use the mobile network to download status updates.
4. preload streaming Spotify and YouTube
The streaming music and video is the biggest enemy of your bonus Mb. They are very complex files and require a large consumption of internet mobile data. But the great services in streaming playback know and offer an alternative: Playback Off line. Spotify allows users to download playlists and listen offline. YouTube also has the “Watch Later” which does exactly the same. Dispongas fail when WiFi connection to create playlists Off line and then access them without consuming internet from your bonus Mb.
5. download files only with Wi-Fi
Android and Windows Phone
Unless it is really urgent or essential, do not download photos, audios, videos or large files on your device when you’re not connected to a Wi-Fi network. Enjoy the moments that do dispongas connection to download.
– In iPhone or iPad you can limit the mail synchronization and applications from Settings, Mail contacts and calendar.
– Entering this option shows you all your email accounts and accounts that are automatically updated as iCloud.
– If you click on each of them you can select which data can be synchronized and in what time frame.
6. cache maps before traveling
Access online maps from the phone or using applications that access them automatically, such as Google Maps, consume a lot of internet data. But we do not know, yet, because this is precisely one of the most valuable features of smartphones.
If you do not want to give it up, but not deplete your bonus data in record time, there is a little trick that can help you: Before you leave home, you can download to your device or maps that you will use. And you can do it directly through Google Maps, because the app comes standard on all Android phones.
To do this, first make sure you are connected to a Wi-Fi network, then access the Google Maps application and find the place you want the map. Once the app will display the map screen just write ‘ok maps’ in the search box and start downloading the application map you have on screen.
You get the map of the area on your device and can access it as many times as you like without consuming data. You’ll find it in the History Maps.
So you also avoid the risk of losing yourself in a place without WiFi without mobile coverage and lack of access to online maps. The only downside is that these maps take up much space, so when you return trip, you might want to remove it.
7. synchronization adjust accounts
Automatic synchronization of Google makes all your accounts are constantly updated and pick any change in the moment it occurs. It is an option that can be very useful (lets us know immediately if we have received an email, if you have reviewed our Facebook status, etc.) but at the expense of consumer data (and battery).
To provide this service, your device is constantly making pings (calls to the server to tell you if something new, something that upgrade) and therefore is constantly downloading data on your cell or uploading to the server.
These timings are well configured by default on all Android devices for all applications and functions, including photographs, news on Google Play etc. And, as you can imagine, no need at all this constant synchronization.
You can save your data synchronization rate disabling these features and applications that do not need that they are permanently at the news.
You only have to enter “Settings – Accounts – Google” and select an account. Once there, you can turn off synchronization applications or features you choose. Remember: you must repeat the process on all accounts you have configured.
Then you can run the updates manually whenever you want, accessing each application.
In iPhone or iPad you can limit the mail synchronization and applications from Settings, Mail contacts and calendar. Entering this option shows you all your email accounts and accounts that are automatically updated as iCloud. If you click on each of them you can select which data can be synchronized and in what time frame.
Enter the “application list” and click on the email account whose synchronization settings you want to modify. Select “More> Settings> Sync Settings” and on the “Download new content” or “download new mail” (the name varies in some accounts) choose “manually”.
8. temporarily disable synchronization
Another option to prevent synchronization consume all your Mb is disable temporarily. For example if you are in the cinema, driving or in a meeting. You will not be constantly asking if you received a new email so you can fully disable and re-enable synchronization when you arrive at your destination, when you finish the movie or when you leave the meeting.
Enter “Settings – Using Data – Menu – Automatic synchronization” and enables or disables synchronization according to your needs.
9. function ‘data compression’
If you consult the Internet Use your smartphone or tablet you will see that top the ranking is your browser. This is because not all websites are optimized for mobile browsing and advertising which include many, it’s a great eater data.
Well, the only remedy to minimize this consumption is compression: compress web data in the cloud, before they are sent to your phone so that internet data downloads while browsing are reduced.
Different browsers offer this possibility and one of them is the Beta version of Google Chrome, which includes a new compression function. To activate it, access the application and go into “Settings – Managing bandwidth”. There are the following compression options: always, only when we are connected to WiFi, ever.
The ‘Nokia Xpress’ browser, specially designed for terminals Lumia reduce consumption Mb web browsing more than 80%.
In addition, Windows Phone 8.1. configures the data usage so you save data in web browsing, direct to your device and whichever browser you use:
- Enter “application list> Sensor data> Configuration – Save browser data” and choose one of the following options:
Off: If you do not want the Sensor Data saving measure apply any data on your web browsing
Standard: If you want the sensor data compress some images and other elements of the website you visit to save internet data
High: If you want the sensor data compress images, block ads and discharge only part of the websites that you visit to further reduce internet consumption.
Automatic: if you want the sensor data and decide for yourself automatically consider the best configuration at any time, depending on where you’re browsing, your consumption of megas, your bonus data, etc. (It is recommended by Microsoft configuration)
10. Cleaning and common sense
One last tip: it is very tempting to get into Google Play and download more apps that you really need. Many of them are still pulling your bonus data but do not use them, as I have explained above.
Use your common sense and values if you really want to continue saving on your smartphone all those apps you used only for a couple of days. Uninstall any you no longer use internet data and your bonus will last longer, while your smartphone recover memory.