Data-Saving Settings on Popular Apps You Should Apply

We love data, don’t we? The invisible glue that connects us to the internet while draining the life out of our wallets as well. Love or hate it, data has become as important as the food we eat. That is why we must learn to manage it efficiently. Many apps we use on our devices contain data-saving settings to help you manage data. The problem is, we just don’t know where to look.

In a previous article, we covered smart ways to save big on mobile data; in this article, we have detailed out data-saving settings on popular apps that you should apply right away if you are looking to browse more data efficiently:

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Facebook

Video autoplay consumes the most data on Facebook. You can turn-off autoplay by doing the following:

  1. Tap Menu (the three lines buttons) in the top right.
  2. Scroll down and tap Settings & Privacy > Settings.
  3. Scroll down and tap Media and Contacts (for iPhones users, you would select Videos and Photos before you proceed)
  4. Tap Autoplay.
  5. Select Never Autoplay Videos.

You can control how fast Facebook pictures loads by adjusting how many photos you want to see. To do this:

  1. Tap Settings & Privacy at the bottom of the screen.
  2. Tap General.
  3. Tap Edit next to Data Usage.
  4. Choose Less or Normal or More
  5. Click Save.
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Instagram

By default, Instagram preloads videos so they start faster whenever possible. To use less data on Instagram:

  1. Go to your profile and tap the Menu button (the three-line icon)
  2. Tap Settings below the Menu page.
  3. Tap Account > Cellular Data Use.
  4. Next to Use Less Data (iPhone) or Data Saver (Android), toggle on.

WhatsApp

Videos sent to you on WhatsApp can download automatically even when you don’t want to play it? To disable video autoplay on WhatsApp:

  1. Tap the three vertical dots on the top right > Settings.
  2. Now tap Chat settings > Media auto-download. (You’ll see three options: When using cellular data, When connected on Wi-Fi and When roaming)
  3. Tap each one and disable auto-downloads by unchecking all three options – Images, Audio, and Video.

For iPhone users:

  1. Open WhatsApp and tap the Settings button at the bottom-right, and tap on Data and Storage Usage.
  2. In this menu, you will see the Media Auto-Download option on the top.
  3. For Photos, Audio, Videos, and Documents, select the Never option.

Twitter

Like Facebook, Twitter also has an autoplay feature embedded in the app. You can disable this by following these steps:

  1. Go to your Twitter profile icon
  2. Click on Settings and Privacy
  3. Select Data Usage
  4. Set video autoplay to Never
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YouTube

The video king app consumes a lot more data than most apps. To limit data usage on YouTube:

  1. Tap on your profile icon on the option right corner
  2. Select Settings
  3. Click on General
  4. Turn on Limit Mobile Data Usage

Google PlayStore

Apps auto-updates over mobile data are the main data drainer when it comes to PlayStore. You can choose to auto-update only over Wi-Fi or never auto-update. To disable mobile data auto-updates, do the following:

  1. Open PlayStore
  2. Click on Menu > Settings
  3. Click on Auto-update Apps
  4. Select Auto-update Apps over Wi-Fi Only (or you can choose Do Not Auto-Update Apps)

iPhone AppStore

Similar to PlayStore, apps on iPhone would auto-update by default unless you disable this feature or set it to Wi-Fi only. To do this:

  1. Go to Settings on your iPhone
  2. Click on iTunes and App Store
  3. Turn off the apps you do not want to update
  4. Turn off auto-update over mobile data below the menu

Manage your Sync Settings

While this is not an app, it is important to know that Google on Andriod and Apple on iPhone regularly sync with your phone data such as videos and pictures automatically. This is to provide backing and retrieval of data in case you lost your device, but it equally consumes a lot of data.

To manage your sync settings on Andriod:

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Click on Account Option
  3. Click on the App whose sync settings you want to adjust
  4. Turn off sync on apps you don’t need synchronizing

For iPhone users:

  1. Open iTunes
  2. Connect your device to a computer
  3. Select your connected device from the Top device button
  4. Go to Options in Summary Sections
  5. Disable Automatic sync when this iPhone is connected
  6. Close iTunes for change to take effect
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Conclusion

Hopefully, these details save you more data for efficient browsing. Don’t forget that these settings apply to all mobile networks: MTN, Airtel, 9mobile, and Glo. If you are using a Wi-Fi connection such as Smile, you might need to go through the Wi-Fi settings to see how to manage data or reach out to Smile support.

HOW VTPASS MOBILE APP HELPS GROW YOUR BUSINESS

In more than one ways, the newly released VTpass mobile app for Android helps any business grow. This does not just include startups but also already thriving businesses in their own right. So, you own a business and you are wondering about how to up your sales and get things going faster? Then you should go on to Google Play Store and download the new VTpass app for Android. In the meanwhile, here are very awesome ways through which this app will help save your business.

It saves time

It can be really much of a stress trying to make decisions as to when and how to get things on track. You want to go to a meeting, you want to balance your account and then, you still want to pay bills. That’s pretty much of a work to do. But you know what, by having the VTpass app on a constant, you get to settle your bills with ease and speed. So, you can get down to worrying about other things. VTpass app saves business time.

VTpass app saves money

You don’t want to know what it takes to go to a retail location, wherever that may be, and pay up your office bills. On VTpass, we make this extra expense go away. And we also deliver the best of services.

It ensures convenience

Being able to pay bills fast and easy from the comfort of your office affords you a lifestyle of convenience. This is by all means what Vtpass promises. So, by logging on to www.vtpass.com or downloading the app via Play Store. You get to have unlimited access to a life of ease.

VTpass app helps you earn more money

So, you are an entrepreneur of your own or you work in a place. But you are looking to earn some passive income one way or another, why not download the VTpass app and earn with it. By being a terminal agent and reselling such services that we sell, you get to earn big. You can click here to find out more.

So, you see that any which way, the VTpass app can help you grow your business. Why not make use of this opportunity and go ahead to download the new VTpass mobile app for Android on Google Play Store.

HAVE YOU DOWNLOADED THE VTPASS APP?

No one finds paying bills a pretty fun thing to do. First off, you are letting your money go, which is not the same thing as making money. And then, to make it worse, you have to go to extents to settle these bills. Say, for instance, you want to pay for electricity bills or tv subscriptions. The bills won’t pay themselves, would they? No, you have to drive or walk all the way to an outlet, a store, somewhere to have yourself electricity or a nice TV time. Well, not anymore. At least, not for those who have become regular visitors to the one-stop online payment platform, VTpass. When it comes to the payment of bills, VTpass offers convenience at its best. Because just by logging on to www.vtpass.com, you get to settle ALL your everyday expenses and bills in just three easy steps- Log on, Select, Pay.

But, it’s just about to get even better. With the newly released VTpass mobile app on Google Play store, paying bills is going to become as fun as it can be. You would want to hear reasons, right? Well, there are very obvious reasons. And then, there are not so obvious reasons. The most reason is that you get to have your payment with you all the time. You don’t need to visit the site and you definitely don’t need to change location. Because from wherever and at whenever, you can pay your bills. Hence, you can actually get tasks done without even giving a thought to them.

And then, the new VTpass app is very user-friendly. Right from the graphic interface to the functionality, the mobile VTpass app is very friendly and easy to use. It’s almost as simple as smoothening your hair or tying your shoelace. Also, the app is clean and simple. The layout is without all bad organisation, pop-ups and noise the that come with apps of this nature. With a simple white and blue theme colour, and a smooth navigation, you are sure to feel safe with the app.

Most importantly, however, is the fact that it works. It works! It works!! It works!!! By downloading the VTpass mobile app, be ready to sit back and watch your bills get to the right quarters at the right time. You will get your service’s worth just when you need it.

So, when you do download the app, here are little tips on how to find way around.

So here is the cover image

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You have an option to log in if you have registered, register already or continue

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And then you can choose what payment you want to make

Go on to fill in your details. And if you want to send airtime or data to someone, all you have to do is to select the person’s contact from your phonebook. It’s that easy.

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And yes, if you do need to get in contact with us for any reason, all you need to do is to click on the ‘Help’ section, fill in your contacts and we will get through to you.

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So, what are you waiting for? Why not go on to download the VTpass app from Google Play store and start paying bills the easy way.

FINALLY, THE VTPASS APP IS OUT!

There is a saying that commonly holds resonance with many- Necessity is the mother of invention. Well, this saying stays true to time and situation. So that the many inventions of modern life arose from the need of past generations. In this light, the need to be able to make payment for our everyday services with immense comfort and speed gave rise to innovation as VTpass. And with www.vtpass.com, customers have been able to easily pay electricity bills, cable tv subscriptions, airtime, data and so much. But it seems our customers’ needs haven’t stopped there. So, due to the request for a very easy access to this indispensable platform. The team at VTpass has finally developed and launched the VTpass app!

Really, it’s very exciting. The VTpass app has been in the works for a quite while. This is because the team has been working on it tirelessly to ensure it serves our customers in the best possible way ever.

Through the VTpass app, existing and new customers especially can pay for services with just one click. Logging on is no longer a problem, just as registering on the app is now way easier. By registering, anyone can fund a wallet which will make it possible to buy services without having to refer to any other source. Not only that, having a wallet on the VTpass app will enhance a saving culture and make memory

Again, the VTpass app works on every mobile Android device. And it is also easy to install. It is storage friendly and has an uncomplicated navigation system. The layout and outlook of the app is simple but trendy and colourful. In general, there is a whole lot of features that have made the VTpass app a user-friendly and mobile adaptable application.

In essence, you can now be guaranteed of convenient, speedy payments of your daily bills. You can now buy your MTN, AIRTEL, GLO and 9MOBILE airtime and data as well as your electricity bills and tv subscriptions with a single click. So go on and download this amazing app on Google Play store. Because with the VTpass app at your beck and call, life can only get better.