Telecom giants in Brazil are offering ‘unlimited data’ plans. However, there is a catch. Claro, Vivo, TIM and other telecom operators have several prepaid recharge plans in which their customers can get large amounts of data to spend per day.
They also offer these data services to contract customers. However, there is a limit and after this limit the speed is reduced to very low levels as per the service providers Fair Usage Policy. It can be frustrating to access the Internet through a slow mobile phone.
Here in this article, we have listed some ways in which you can check your data usage on your Android phone.
How to set data limit on your Android phone
- go to SETTINGSSearch for Network/SIM/Internet. You can also write Data or data saving IN SETTINGS menu to quickly go to the desired submenu.
- touch SETTINGS icon next to the service provider’s name in Page.
- Scroll down and select Warning and data limit.
- touch Mobile data usage cycleand you will be able to set the duration of your data usage cycle.
- touch Set data limit option to enter data limit.
On some phones, from brands like OnePlus, you can directly access the network settings without having to search for the icon. go to Data usage > Billing cycle and follow the above steps to set the data limit.
How to Use Data Saver Mode on Your Android Phone
With this method, apps on your Android phone will be blocked from sending or receiving data in the background. You can manually choose which apps are restricted and which apps are allowed to use unlimited data, even when Data Saver is enabled.
- go to SETTINGSand search for Network/SIM/Internet.
- To search data savingand activate it.
How to disable dual channel network acceleration
Some smartphones, like brands like OnePlus, come with one Dual Channel Network Acceleration option that allows you to use Wi-Fi and mobile data to speed up downloads. Disable it and you can save a certain amount of data.
How to enable automatic update only on Wi-Fi
Apps tend to update automatically as soon as they have an internet connection. You can change the settings and limit them to auto-update only when your smartphone is connected to a Wi-Fi network.
- Open the Google Play app and tap your profile picture in the top right corner.
- touch SETTINGS from the pop-up menu and select network preferences.
- In the submenu, you will see these options: App download preference, auto update apps and auto play videos. Select Only via WiFi for the three options.
Replace data hungry apps
Some apps use more data to load. Fortunately, some of them have a lighter version, like Facebook Lite or Instagram Lite, which does not require a fast internet connection to load. They allow users to perform basic functions, but do not have all the features of the original version. As needed, you can explore these lighter apps to help save data.