If you’re using an Android phone and are tired of dipping your hand in your pocket all that often to pay for data bills, this article will equip you with tips that might save you a couple of bucks every once in a while. It’s important to understand that data usage is a two way term, referring to both the total downloads and uploads! Here are a few easy tips that will help you reduce data usage on your Android phone.

Adjust your data usage level

To reduce data usage on your Android phone, the first thing you ought to do is check the limit for the plan you’re using. This done, go right ahead and adjust the data usage level so that you’ll get a warning when you’re almost reaching that level. Definitely, you’ll set a level that corresponds to your needs based on the applications that you have installed on your device.

Turn off apps that are constantly updating

If you have applications that are updating automatically using mobile data, you might want to turn them off. This will go a long way towards helping you reduce the total data usage on your Android phone. You can easily update these when you connect to a free Wi-Fi network.

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Use data monitoring apps

Data monitoring applications might not be your favorite pick, but they’ll certainly help you reduce data usage on your Android device. As thus, you might want to find a good one on the Play Store and install it on your device. These apps will let you know exactly what’s eating up most of your data, and thus help you turn off those data ‘guzzler’ apps.

Take advantage of free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi is often a security concern, but if you’re looking to reduce data usage on your Android device, it might actually be a blessing. So rather than turning on your mobile data, consider connecting to free Wi-Fi and getting your app updates and other Internet-related errands taken care of.

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