5 ways to reduce high data usage on Android Phones & Tablets

Last night I got an offline message from a friend of mine, for the message to be sent offline few hours I left the media was enough for me to indicate a problem from him. Going through his message I knew he was bothered about his lately purchased samsung galaxy. He complained that the usage of data plan on the device was too high that he can’t bear to keep wasting his last cards on recharging for another data plan. He was like; a monthly data plan subscription which is meant to last within that period ends up draining in a week.

Actually, android smartphones are used to high data consumption. So today’s stroll, I would be explaining the 5 ways to reduce android data usage.

1.     Use of My Data Manager App:

My data manager app is very good software that helps to track data usage in all other apps on your android device. It’s also simply known as a data counter that does counts the daily usage of your data plan and helps in controling it.

So this app is very much recommended for your android device so that you can get to discover background softwares that do consumes your data plan and quickly stop such app from runing its activities in other for you to maximize your data usage. One thing that amazes me about this software is that it helps to set usage alarm so whenever you have reached the data plan amount that you have setup to use, then you would be alerted in other to avoid overage charges unlike bill shock. To download My Data Manager App, click here or download through your playstore.

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2.     Restrict background apps: 

Restriction of background app is another great method to avoid high data consumption on your android smartphones. In other to restrict these background apps, you have follow the below procedure. 
  • First tap the menu button on the screen of your android device. 
  • After that, you should then navigate to settings. 
  • Once that is done, then scroll down to account and sync settings. 
  • Finally, deselect background data.
Note: All warnings must be ignored and select background data if only you wish to make use of your playstore, which after you are expected to deselect after usage.

3.     Installation of Ad blockers:

One thing that annoyes most is opening my browser and enter a webpage just for me to see lots of ads and pop-ups that drains tons of my data plan. Most of you might not be familiar with an ad blocker; even majority of you might not be awared that pop-ups and ads consume almost 60% of your data plan.

Well all those misuse of your data plans ends with the use of ad blocker.
Ad blocker also has option which enables you either to block or ads or inappropriate ads unlike video and audio ads.

Ad blocker plus is the common one in use and it is tested on rooted device, so to download Ad blocker plus, click here.

4.     Use of lite browsers:

Unlike every other browser, chrome browser is the best browser recommeded for your android device, it helps to reduce data usage and most especially it blocks pop-ups. No much stories, simple open you chrome browser, then navigate to settings > Bandwidth Management > Reduce Data Usage in other to save more of your bytes. To get more features and also download chrome browser, click here.

5.     No root firewall: 

This is another great app that reduces the use of data usage on your android device unlike;
  • Disabling apps that connect to the internet automatically.
  • It also turns off auto update of most apps.
  • It also disables auto video or image downloads on Whatsapp and BBM.
  • Disables the use of flash player on both chrome and firefox.
  • And finally, it closes the unused apps, unlike gmail synchronization and other related apps.
With out these great features of No root firewall, then your device stands a chance of consuming low data usage. To download No root firewall click here. Another alternative to No root firewall app is droidwall.

Taking part in all these activites that helps in reducing the use of high data consumption in android device, I bet you that even within a month, you won’t exceed your monthly bytes and you would have more tons to save.

I hope you did enjoy the brief stroll? I would love to hear from you and all your comments are welcomed. If you also have any other related issue concerning high data usage on your android smartphone, feel free to let us know, and don’t forget to check back on us for more updates.

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13 July 2014 at 06:54 delete

I use an app called "Data Stretcher" by Innovative Solutions. Here's the link -- it was well worth however much I paid for it.