Tips for Minimizing Data Usage

Follow these simple tips for minimizing data usage. With these helpful hints, you’ll be seeing lower data usage in no time.

Wait for Wi-Fi.

Whenever possible, save these activities for when you’re connected to Wi-Fi:

  • Streaming movies, music or shows
  • Downloading new apps, games and music
  • Updating your apps
  • Visiting photo sites like Flickr and Photobucket
  • Syncing your email or downloading large email attachments

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Smarten up your settings.

Some of your apps are use data you’re not benefiting from:

  • Turn off push notifications whenever possible
  • Limit automatic background updates
  • Turn off location data in apps where you aren’t using it

Browse better.

Let your browser prevent unnecessary data use:

  • Set your browser to block pop-up ads
  • Disable automatic loading of images
  • Use mobile-friendly sites whenever possible

Tips for Connecting to Wi-Fi

Follow these simple steps:

  • Identify the network name (SSID)
  • Turn on Wi-Fi on your phone or tablet
  • Select the name of the Wi-Fi network to connect to
  • Follow any log-in instructions

Learn more about reducing data usage on our blog.

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