1. Be app savvy
2. Turn off automatic updatesApps that update when you’re not connected to Wi-Fi munch data in the background so change your settings to update only manually or when connected to Wi-Fi. On an iOS device go to Settings > iTunes & App Store and turn off Cellular Data. On Android go to the Google Play Store, tap the menu button on the top left of the screen, go to Settings > Auto-Update Apps and pick the option you prefer
3. Say no to background app refreshIf you have to browse the net when not connected to Wi-Fi, download Google’s web browser Chrome (many Android phones come with it installed) and use the Data Saver option. Once installed, tap the three dots on the top right corner then go to Settings > Data Saver on Android. In the Chrome app in iOS go to Settings > Bandwidth > Preload Pages and choose Only On Wi-Fi.
4. Push those push notifications offApps can be so pushy with their notifications. Turn yours off and you’ll save data when those pesky third parties are no longer “pushing” alerts to your phone. Usually apps ask for permission when installing but if you’ve mistakenly activated pop-ups you can turn them off. On an iOS device go to Settings > Notifications > app name and turn off Allow Notifications. On Android navigate to Apps > Settings > app name > Notifications.
5. Sort out your settings
For the various data-saving options available on your device go to Settings > Connections > Data Usage on Android, or Settings > Cellular (or Mobile Date) > Cellular Data Usage on iOS. BONUS tips on saving your precious data at homeMWEB's Head of Product Rihana Hoosain recommends: