Tips for minimizing background data charging

Tip 1: Configure your smartphone to download software updates only via Wi-Fi

For Android users:


For iPhone users:


Tip 2: Turn off push notifications and apps that are not in use

For Android users:


For iPhone users:


Tip 3: Set mobile data usage limit (for some Android phones only)

STEP 1: Go to your phone's SETTINGS

STEP 2: Tap CONNECTIONS

STEP 3: Tap DATA USAGE

STEP 4: Scroll down and select the application you want to restrict.

STEP 5: Scroll down and mark the checkbox for RESTRICT BACKGROUND DATA


Tip 4: Try using free data management apps

Wondering which apps are consuming data even if you're not actively using them? Interested to know which apps are data hogs? You might want to try any of the many FREE data management apps that are available in Google Play and App Store.


Tip 5: Close apps properly (for Java phones)

DO: Close the app properly by selecting EXIT or CLOSE when done with using the app.

DONT: Do NOT close the app by simply clicking the HOME or MENU button. If not closed properly, the app may still run be running in the background.


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