7 Tips to reduce data usage on an Android Smartphone

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In this article, it will discuss tips you can use to reduce your Android smartphone’s data consumption in order to prevent extra charges.

Limit your data usage in Settings.

You can set a limit to your monthly data usage and this is the easiest thing you can do to avoid using large amounts of data without your knowledge.

To do this, head over to the Settings and tap on Data Usage>>Billing Cycle>>Data limit and billing cycle. There you can set the maximum amount of data you intend to use in a month. Additionally, you can also opt for automatic disconnection from the network once the data limit is reached.

Use data saver in Chrome

Google Chrome has an inbuilt feature (called data compression) that can significantly reduce data consumption on Android. When data compression is turned on, all of your traffic is passed through a proxy run by Google. Your data is compressed and optimized before being sent to your phone. This results in lower data consumption and also speeds up the loading of pages without any significant change in web content.

To use this feature, open Chrome, tap on the 3-dot menu on the upper right corner, tap on Settings and scroll down to Data Saver. There you can tap on the upper right corner to toggle Data Saver on.

Turning on data saver also activates Chrome’s Safe Browsing System to detect malicious pages and protect you from malware and harmful content. You can then revisit the settings panel in Chrome to see how much data you’ve saved over a period.

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