Everyone is worried about mobile data and thought, Why is my phone using so much Data? We have been listening to this question for a long time. If you have a smartphone, such as an iPhone or an Android phone, you pay a mobile phone company. When you are on the Internet you use data. So reading emails, watching YouTube videos, streaming radio apps and uploading photos to Facebook are examples of using this data. We have a weekly “What does this button do?” Appears only on data usage. Click here to watch this 40-minute show. Note that if you see it on a device that uses your mobile data connection to the Internet, it will use about 1/3 of a gigabyte of data. If you are geeks for tour members, you also have access to view notes that you can read to cover everything.
The Verizon website has a fun tool to help you figure out how much data you need. Find it at Verizonwireless.com/DataCalculator. We’ll show you how to use it as part of the show. We’ve found the real culprit. Here are some facts about mobile data and we have to give some tips to reduce mobile data.
- Uses 4G instead of 3G It’s something you can’t control. If you were used to a 3G phone and you are upgrading to 4G – or if you are in a very fast 4G area, you use a lot of data and you use it easier. is. Like drinking volcanic water, there is no way to use it a little. For example, if you click on a YouTube video – even inadvertently – your phone may have downloaded the whole thing before clicking the button to stop it. If you get close to the border and want it to stop – you can turn off mobile data completely. iPhone: Settings-> Mobile data-> Turn off Android: Settings-> Data usage-> Check mobile data. If you connect to a Wi-Fi hotspot, you can still use the service.
- Photo uploads: There are many apps today that automatically upload all the photos you take with your phone to the cloud storage service. You may have turned on more than one of them and didn’t even know it! Dropbox is what we use and we love it! But with 1-2 MB per image, it uses a lot of data. Another such service is Google+. We say that you just installed the Google+ app and you closed your eyes and clicked “OK” for each request. One of these things is “Do you want us to upload all your photos?” Not standard, but it’s easy to click Yes and turn it on. And the standard size is full size. So if you have 1000 pictures on your phone, you will now use 1 gigabyte. And there are other apps. Facebook is set up to upload all your photos, such as One Drive, and iCloud and Verizon Cloud. I suspect other vendors also have some kind of cloud backup service. Imagine if they were all turned on! Upload 1 GB of images 5 or 6 times.
- Teaching or “hot-spotting” We use our phones to share the Internet connection with computers and tablets. A computer can use a lot of data, much more than the small screen of a phone.
- Music: If you listen to some Internet radio services, you can leave it on for several hours at a time. Something that uses serious data.
- Updates: A lot of data is used when the system is updated on your phone or if you update your apps. Before you do, try connecting to Wi-Fi. What does this button do? Latest episode 14 News.
- Video calls: If you use Skype, FaceTime or Google Hangouts to video chat with people, you use a lot of data.
- YouTube or other 4 GB videos: For high-quality video, you can use 1 GB / h.
One thing that doesn’t take too much data is Navigate. If you use Google Maps to correct your voice, turn navigation while traveling, don’t worry about using this data. This is negligible, about 5-10 MB / hour. Know that your location information comes from Satellite GPS Services. Maps require a data service, and the maps do not change much when driving, especially if you are on the opposite side of the satellite view map.
You can see which apps use the most data in your phone’s settings. iPhone: Scroll down to Settings-> Mobile Data-> Unless you see the list of apps on Android: Scroll down to see Settings-> Data usage-> Apps.