Tricks to cut down data costs and save cash
Turn off Data roaming when travelling overseas
By turning off the data roaming feature on your device, you can save yourself from incurring the wrath of your ISP’s charges. Enabling this feature restricts the background apps from causing a nasty bill shock when you return.
For Android: Settings > Wireless & Networks > Mobile Networks > Data Roaming
For IOS: Settings > General > Network > Data Roaming
Turn off Autoplay
Most Social media sites play video content automatically even without downloading them.
Facebook uses autoplay on videos in your newsfeed which can ravage through data in no time. Turning this feature off is easy enough by following these few steps:
For iPhone: Within the app tap on More>Account Settings>Videos and Photos>Auto-play on WiFi only
For Android: Within the app go to App Settings>Videos play automatically>WiFi only
Twitter is set to introduce autoplay in the near future.
Turn off automatic software updates
Turn off automatic software updates. This is very useful especially when you are near your set data cap.
Check your settings whenever you update your phone.
Sometimes software updates change your user settings. A great example of this would be some of the iOS updates, which currently include a patch to automatically switch Bluetooth ‘on’. It’s a good idea when you update your software to check your default settings as they may change.