Thursday, 7 May 2015

How to Lower the Data Usage


Data
If you are not among the people who enjoy regular unlimited data plan, then you might already have some basic knowledge about data management. This involves no live streaming, downloading large apps or online games unless you are close or using Wi-Fi. Despite using all the available methods you might still not be able to conserve data and ending up paying more than required monthly bills. In this article you will be given some simple way through which you will be able to save every kilobyte.

Change your Maps app or program: 

If you were thinking that maps do not require or uses any data, then you are certainly wrong. It is a GPS service which will require data more specifically if you are using turn-by-turn directions, the built-in navigation service or even watching or checking on the potential traffic on the next road.

If you using the map for a shorter commute than you might be losing out on much data but when it comes to those long drives, the data is gone for a toss. Users have the option to switch to Google maps or Apple maps though for the Apple map you might have to turn the airplane mode on. But for using the GPS navigation service, these offline maps are of no use.

Luck for many people now they can get turn-by-turn directions as well as the GPS navigation without the need of being online, they just need to spend $7.99 and purchase the CoPilot GPS app. This app is currently available for platforms like windows phone, iOS and Android platforms. With this app you will get 2D offline street maps as well as complete navigation support in US. Citizens of Canada will have to pay extra price to avail this option.

Get efficient browser: 

The default phone browser will not help you in saving data though you might enjoy using the web. Other browsers like Opera Mini helps in saving data as it compresses websites before it reaches the phone. It also has another feature called as video boost which helps in saving data by reducing the buffering time. You can also reduce the image quality as well as completely turn off images from being loaded.

For people who have unlimited access to Wi-Fi or data, Opera also allows to switch off the data saving mode so they can enjoy the complete web experience. Even the Chrome app from Google helps in saving data and a good choice for browser. Chrome compresses the pages via Google before it reaches the phone of the user.

Basic Inbox: 

Both the iCloud and Gmail users should download the Dropbox's Mailbox app for saving data as downloading large attachment and opening email with signatures can cost you data. Through this app even though the email might look old and boring but user will be able to read the content of the mail. This app will allow them to see the HTML attachments as well as message also.

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