How To Reduce Network Data Usage On iOS 13: Good day, It is really annoying when your mobile device uses your Network data without your permission, the most annoying situation is when you barely have enough
Data on your device or are using a metered Wi-Fi connection. iPhone is one device that is notorious when it comes to consuming data, but guess what? The iOS 13 has brought a breath of fresh air in many aspects.
The iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 has extended a tool that was formerly a part of “Low Power Mode“. They’ve given this “Restrict Data Usage” tool a name, they call it ‘Low Data Mode‘.
Apple’s aim has always been to give their customers quality but with minimal cost, I don’t mean price when I say cost, I mean costs like your battery life 😉.
They’ve done so much in the interior of iPhone’s to make sure your battery life is sustained, the Low Power Mode is one of the few VISIBLE features to help.
Background data doesn’t just drain your mobile network, as the applications are sending and receiving data behind you, your battery life is being sucked.
This ‘Low Power Mode‘ will curtail the amount of data used by background applications like automatic email retrieval, automatic apps updates, etc.
This feature doesn’t work with only ‘Mobile Data‘, in a situation where a Wi-Fi charge on Mb bases, the LPM will suffice again.
Having a slow Wi-Fi connection? Instructed to maintain a particular data usage? LPM got you covered.
How To Reduce Network Data Usage For Cellular Networks
Cellular network has a broader definition, but in layman terms, it is the network that your mobile data runs on, the ‘Cell‘ in
cellular refers to your mobile device, the data you purchase from your mobile network operator is the cellular network itself.
Settings; From your app tray, locate and open your iDevice Settings application.
In most iOS devices, it is represented by “Cellular” others it is “Mobile Network“. Whichever you see, tap this.
This option can be found in a section that has your Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and Airplane mode features.
Tap on ‘Cellular Data‘ or ‘Mobile Data‘, depends on what you find.
Locate the ‘Low Data Mode‘ switch and toggle it on. It switches to green when it is active.
The LDM should help reduce the amount of background data your iDevice uses.
Note: The Low Data Mode will stay on as long as you leave it on, you could check it up from time to time to be sure.
To switch it off, follow the above steps and tap the toggle button when it turns gray, it is off.
How To Reduce Network Data Usage For Wi-Fi Connections
You are to connect to the Wi-Fi connection first, if you aren’t connected you can’t locate this feature.
Settings; From your app tray, locate and open your iOS Settings application.
Tap on ‘Wi-Fi‘. This option should be in the section that contains your Bluetooth connection, Airplane mode, and Cellular or Mobile data option.
To the far right of the Wi-Fi connection is the info button, it is denoted by an ‘i‘ icon. Select this button.
Toggle on the ‘Low Data Mode‘ switch, when you do this, it turns green.
Note: The third-party apps on your iDevice must support Low Data Mode for these changes to take effect.
Note: On like the Cellular data settings, the Wi-Fi ‘Low Data Mode‘ only works for designated Wi-Fi connection, if you switch it on for Wi-Fi A, it won’t be on for Wi-Fi B.
I also advise, on every Wi-Fi connection, you check if Low Data Mode is active to avoid stories.
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