9 HOW TO RE­DUCE DATA CON­SUMP­TION

Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - DIY SPECIAL -

They are an in­te­gral part of our dig­i­tal lives, but push email ac­counts, Face­book, Twit­ter and What­sapp/ BBM all con­sume huge amounts of data to re­fresh them­selves. You can sched­ule data fetches to ev­ery hour or so, or even do it man­u­ally. But that would de­feat the whole point of us­ing a smart de­vice. There are other ways too. For in­stance, the Opera Mini browser can com­press a web­page by 90% be­fore open­ing it. UC Browser claims to re­duce data trans­fers by 60%. Also, try us­ing Google maps off­line as it can pre­cache maps. On an An­droid de­vice, you can set a data limit in the set­tings. An alert will ap­pear as you ap­proach the limit. On iOS, you can track mo­bile data con­sump­tion.

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