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A Very Simple Way to Reduce Your Phone’s Monthly Data Usage

If you frequently use up all of your allotted monthly data you can reduce the amount of your phone’s overall data usage by doing one of two things:

1 – Uninstall every app that you never use from your phone. This is extremely effective because it’s impossible for an app to use your phone’s data if it isn’t even installed on the device.

Note: Many pre-installed apps cannot be uninstalled from a device. However, you can disable them which will also prevent them from using any background data.

2 – Change a setting for each app that will prevent it from sending or receiving data in the background.

If you have an Android phone:

1 – Tap the Settings icon.

2 – Depending on how it’s labeled in your particular phone, tap either Apps or Apps and notifications.

3 – Tap on the name of the first app you wish to disable background data usage for.

4 – Tap Data usage.

5 – Toggle the “Background data” setting to Off.

6 – Repeat steps 1-5 for every other app that you wish to disable background data usage for.

If you have an iPhone:

1 – Tap the Settings icon.

2 – Tap General.

3 – Tap Background App Refresh.

4 – Toggle the setting to Off for every app in the list that you want to disable background data usage for.

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