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Datatips

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  1. What is data?
  2. What uses data?
  3. Knowing your device
  4. Comparing data usage for ios 9.3.1
  5. What’s eating your data?
  6. Check data usage on android
  7. Check data usage on ios 9.3.1
  8. Switching mobile data off on android
  9. Switching mobile data off on ios 9.3.1
  10. Ways to manage your data
    1. With data bundles
    2. Turn off autoplay and Preload videos
    3. Turn off wifi assist
    4. Manage apps and updates

Data Tips

What is data?

It’s a lot like money, but in bytes, kilobytes, megabytes and gigabytes. Some things, like WhatsApp messages, don’t need a lot of data. But sending or downloading pics, listening to music or updating Apps needs a whole lot more data.

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What uses data?

From e-mail to Apps, web surfing and tweets all depends on four things: Data settings on your phone, time spent online, the types of activities and the size of files you share and receive.

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Knowing your device

Different devices enable data usage differently because of their functionality and network capability. Feature phones have less data demand, whereas smartphones have limitless data usage.

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Comparing data usage for ios 9.3.1

Compare your data usage for a specific period: (1) Switch your mobile data off, (3) Turn off mobile data usage, (4) Click Reset Statistics, (5) Enable and use data for a period, then repeat all steps.

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What’s eating your data?

Modern technology, faster Internet speeds, device capability and higher definition content need a lot of data. Background and automatically updated Apps, downloads, streaming, autoplay videos, and software updates consume high volumes of data.

#FoundMyData

Check data usage on android

Disable your data: (1) Select Settings and click Data Usage, switch Mobile Data OFF. (2) Swipe down your home screen, (1) Select Settings and click Data Usage, switch Mobile Data OFF. (3) SMS “Bal” to 139 (Contract) or 131 (Prepaid) to check your balance. (4) Reset your Data Usage Cycle under Mobile Data to today’s date. (5) Switch Mobile Data ON for a period and repeat steps.

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Check data usage on ios 9.3.1

Disable your data: (1) SMS “Bal” to 139 (PostPaid) or 131 (Prepaid) to check your Balance. (2) Go to Settings, Cellular Data and switch OFF. (1) SMS “Bal” to 139 (PostPaid) or 131 (Prepaid) to check your Balance. (3) Clear your Data Usage under Settings, Cellular and Reset Statistics. (4) Switch your Cellular Data ON for a period and repeat steps.

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Switching mobile data off on android

Disable data: (1) Swipe down on your home screen, (2) Go to Settings and click Data Usage, Mobile Data OFF.

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Switching mobile data off on ios 9.3.1

Disable data: (1) Going to Settings, (2) Cellular Data and click OFF.

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Ways to manage your data

With data bundles

Dial *682# to buy data bundles for affordable rates. SMS “Bal” to 139 (PostPaid) or 131 (Prepaid) to check your Balance. Use WiFi when possible to save your data.

#FoundMyData

Turn off autoplay and Preload videos

Some mobile Apps are set to allow video Autoplay by default. Switch off Autoplay on Facebook & Twitter (1) Go to Settings, (2) Click Account Settings, (3) Videos and Photos, (4) Autoplay >> Never Autoplay Videos. Instagram (1) Go to Options, (2) Click Cellular Data Use >> Use Less Data.

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Turn off wifi assist

If a smartphone detects that the WiFi connection is weak, it automatically switch to cellular data – using your data bundles or airtime while online. To turn off WiFi Assist on IOS, go to Settings >> Cellular >> Wi-Fi Assist, and disable it. On Android devices, go to Settings >> Wi-Fi >> Options > >Advanced >> Smart/Auto Network Switch.

#FoundMyData

Manage apps and updates

Switch off your data connection when you’re not using it. Apps use data in the background, even if you’re not using them. Switch off automatic updates and use WiFi for Apps and software updates where possible.

#FoundMyData