In these days of everything-online we are relying more and more on the internet these days than we did in the past. Now even though the mobile data plans have become more affordable than in the past, but our data usage has also increased significantly.
Mobile data has become as precious as the holy water these days and we don’t want to waste even a single MB of it. All we want is to savour every byte of it. Unfortunately, almost all of the smartphone apps and the basic functions of our beloved phones don’t function well without the internet.
So, in order to get maximum benefit out of your data plan, you should follow these tips and install the below mentioned apps to cut your mobile data costs by half.
Use Opera Max
Opera Max is an all-round data saving app for your smartphone and will you extend your mobile data plan significantly. The best about it is free and the not so good part is that you will have a watch some ads to keep the app running. The ads you watch will pay for the services offered by Opera Max.
Opera Max save data by compressing anything and everything that comes into and leaves your phone via the internet. It will compress images, video, webpages, and even the data sent by apps installed on your phone. Opera also mentions that it doesn’t store or analyse user data in any way and hence making Opera Max safe and secure to use.
2. Enable Compression On Chrome
You should also enable webpage compression on Google Chrome app on your Android phone. Just go to “Settings” -> “Data Saver” and enable it.
However, you should keep in mind that this will only reduce the data consumed by Google Chrome and won’t compress the data consumed by any other apps on your smartphone.
3. Use Video Compression On Opera
If you use Opera web browser than you can also save you precious mobile data while watching videos online. Normally, we don’t suggest to watch lengthy and high quality videos on mobile but if you travel a lot and can’t do away without watching videos on your data connection, then you must try Opera web browser app.
4. Bid Farewell To Facebook App
There are various reasons why many people (including me) don’t use Facebook app. First and most important reason is the storage space required by the app, endless notifications until you disable it, and of wasted mobile data.
Yes, Facebook app eats up mobile data like a hungry elephant. I would suggest you get rid of the app and browse Facebook only on the web browser.
Using Facebook on a web browser will not only let force you to use it less often (assuming you’re lazy) but will also help you save hundreds of MBs of expensive mobile data.
5. Use Onavo Extend To Save Even More Data
Miscellaneous Data Saving Tips
There are lots of ways by which you can save your mobile data. Some involve changing settings in various apps, while some tips only need you to change your system settings. They are:
Restrict background data, uninstall data hungry apps, go easy on YouTuben while on a data connection, download offline maps, avoid online streaming and uploading media on data network, disable app auto-update in Google Play, etc.
Just give these apps and tips a try and let us know the results. Happy surfing. J