Data saving tips for Android users
Want to get more from your mobile data plan? If you’re an Android user, here are some data saving tips to help you.
The newest Android operating system, Nougat, was recently made available on selected phones, including some Nexus models. Nougat comes with a Data Saver feature that I tested out last week.
Whether you have Android Nougat or not, there are several effective options to save data on your phone. Give these data saving tips a try:
1. Enable Data Saver in Android Nougat
One of Android Nougat’s best features is the Data Saver, a function that gives you more data saving options by blocking background data on mobile connections. This means less data being wasted since your Android apps will be unable to access data when you’re not actively using them or when the phone screen is off. All you have to do is activate the Data Saver in Settings.
2. Save data across all your apps with Opera Max
You don’t have to wait for Android Nougat’s Data Saver to prevent data wastage. Our free data saving and data management app, Opera Max, can help you save data across your Android device, if you want to block background data and save those precious MBs on your data plan.
Opera Max gives you data savings on media-rich apps like YouTube, Instagram and Slacker Radio. And, best of all, this app is available on any Android device running a platform above 4.0. Download Opera Max on Google Play and take it for a spin.
3. View content in your browser to save data
OS features and apps are not the only way to go if you’re concerned about data savings. Some mobile browsers compress your data when loading pages or allow you to view content offline. Take Opera Mini, for example, which lets you download videos from some social media and news websites. Save a video to your phone and watch it anytime without consuming extra MBs. Do you have some more data saving tips to add to this list? Drop us a line in the comments!