Follow these basic tips and free tool leverages the Android mobile operating system to deal with this problem once and for all.
The first, and easiest way to do is connect to a Wi-Fi network when one is available. You enter your credentials once, and then the phone will connect automatically the next time it detects that network.
Connect to Wi-Fi
When you do not have access to Wi-Fi, it is important to be aware of what is most consumed data on your phone using the free tool that is built into devices with Android 4.3 and higher.
Go to the icon nut Settings or Settings> Data usage or press Data networks (depending on your model)> you will see a graphic for use cycle you choose.
You can turn off the data background apps and services that use more data to save on your plan. Screenshot by Vanessa Hand Orellana Find out who the culprits
Once in this menu, navigate down until the list of apps and services that use more data on your phone appears.
Downloads you do from the Apps store Google Play consume a lot of data. It is easy to download apps at the moment, but worth wait’re connected to a Wi-Fi network. Your wallet will thank you.
Download apps via Wi-Fi
Other culprits are exhausting your data services and video streaming music like Pandora, Spotify, Netflix or Univision (in the world). Try to only listen to the music you have stored on your phone when you are not connected to Wi-Fi. For this reason, recently the phone T-Mobile launched a program to stop counting data you use to stream music.
You can also avail the services of these apps offline. Spotify and YouTube allow you to create playlists that you can see / hear when you’re offline.
Controls streaming services
But what it is the data used streaming video, so do not see these videos of kittens with your cellular data network, but only when you’re connected to the Internet via Wi-Fi.
To prevent applications are updated and consume data when you’re not using, tap the application icon you want from the main menu Data usage and active Restrict background data.
Another way to retain data is disabling notifications, GPS, or play option using data in applications.
Background disables update
To do this, you press the app you want> press View application settings and activates the corresponding restrictions. Google Play Music to select Download only by Wi-Fi and transmit only through WiFi.
Sets a limit of use
If even these tips you’re going through your mobile data limit, set your own limits by pressing the option Set mobile data limit on the top menu Data usage. You can adjust the limit sliding the red stripe that appears up or down.
From now on, your data connection will be disabled automatically when you reach the limit you set. You can still use more data, but at least you’ll be slope of additional consumption and charges at month end will not come as a surprise.
Your last option is to change your monthly data plan with your cell phone provider, especially if you know in advance that you will use more data than normal. Charges for stopping your plan are generally higher than what you pay for change. Check unlimited data plans offered by all suppliers in the United States. You should read the fine print to understand well what you mean by “unlimited”. Sometimes, that means that after a certain amount of data usage will reduce the quality of connectivity, which will be noticed when you make streaming of any kind.
Change of plan
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