Digital devices are just like any other machine without data subscription. Many Nigerians consider data subscription too expensive for them to afford.
But these eight tips provided by Smile Communications Nigeria will let you you properly manage your data consumption:
1. Close all of the tabs of web pages when not in use. Web pages left open in your browser refresh regularly, using data every time, even if you are not viewing them.[blockquote right=”pull-right”]Make sure that your Instagram is closed and that you are logged off when you are not using the app. Instagram uses data automatically by preloading every video and image in your newsfeed. [/blockquote]
2. Always ensure that you have the latest antivirus and anti-spam software on your desktop or laptop, so as to save data. You can also choose to skip operating system update by just cancelling the prompt, without endangering your device, and then update it when you choose to do so.
3. Keep your Wi-Fi password-protected and change it regularly to stop others from illegally using your data.
4. Ensure you have enough credit in your data bundle before beginning a download. Downloads that abort because you do not have enough credit will crash and you will have to start all over again with the same download when you buy a new bundle. This means that you could pay twice for downloading the same file.
5. Disable auto play video downloads on Facebook. You can then choose what you want to watch. The app downloads all video feeds, whether or not you want to watch them.
6. Make sure that your Instagram is closed and that you are logged off when you are not using the app. Instagram uses data automatically by preloading every video and image in your newsfeed.
7. Log off Skype when you are not using it. Skype uses up to 324MB of data every month just checking which of your contacts are online, without you using it.
8. Disallow automatic sync through each application’s setting to avoid automatic usage of your data for uploading or downloading images, videos or other files.