Ever thought why my phone is using so much data?
Since we are not in such a age that we have free WiFi all over the public places, we all need cellular data to use the internet in our smartphones.
But the problem arises when it goes up to the limit or budget, we have set and then we are charged with the extra cost beside our monthly package/plan or whatever we have paid for our data.
Our all smartphone users are pretty frustrated over consumption of their data, in this article i will provide tips to save your money & answer to all the questions like
- What does data usage mean.
- Why is my phone using so much data.
- How to limit data usage.
- What uses data on cell phone.
Let’s go step by step, understand it and come over this little but a big problem.
What does data usage mean?
Almost every cellular company in the world has the same principles to count the data usage, but way of counting it could be different.
Nowadays cellular companies provide data calculator to calculate a rough estimate and choose your desired plan.
If your usage is sending emails, using small web pages and sending small photos, then you are still limited to Kilobytes.
If you enjoy downloading your favorite music and streaming videos, an hour of this activity could easily suck up to 300 MB of your data.
Now if you are a hardcore internet user and you download movies and stream online music and fond of Netflix you have taken the entry to GB which is 1024 MB.
This is how data usage is calculated.
Check out this m2app article for data apps usages by countries.
Why is my phone using so much data.
Why my android phone is using so much data? The answer to this most frequently asked question is very simple and it is all up to you, your phone and usage are the reason of your much consumed data problem.
There could be many reasons, but most probably the reason of the phone using data is background applications which are consuming your data even you are not using them.
How to limit data usage
The answer to all the those irritating problem is here, how can you really limit your data usage?
- First of all the with the latest update of Facebook auto play of videos is usually set to default setting which is the biggest reason behind your data consumption what you have to do is to turn it off and let auto play option on WiFi.
- Always keep your WiFi turned on, trust me it does not consume your batteries and it helps to reduce your data usage as it automatically connect to WiFi when you’re somewhere near your WiFi and I know we all forget to turn on WiFi every time we reach at our place so keep it on.
- If you are an Android user, you can use Facebook Lite which is way light app of Facebook and consume less data.
- What is using data on your cell phones is most of the time application updates, we recommend to turn off your application updates on cellular data always switch it to use WiFi for application updates.
- For YouTube setting must be switched to play HD when connected to WiFi.
- If you are a regular Netflix user then it is recommended to use WiFi for longer movies.
What uses data on cell phone
After all that tips let me explain you the what is really behind your use of data on your cell phones.
Lets take an assumption of usually used apps and activities most mobile users do.
- If you Watch Fox Sports Mobile TV for half an hour it can consume up to 150 MB of your data.
- 20 minutes of your Radio streaming can suck up to 30 MB of your data.
- Watching YouTube video for 8 minutes can consume your 20 MB.
- 1 hour of Netflix can take your 1 GB of data.
- 50 Emails sent and received will consume approx 2 MB of your data.
- 30 minutes on Facebook with no video streaming can consume 10 MB.
These are rough estimations and it can vary by device, type & quality of content.