Data Control

Save data by controlling your data usage and configuring your app settings.

Most apps are built to offer you some conveniences: refreshing contents in the background, checking for updates, syncing your data and giving you ads. All these happen automatically so you don’t have to remember doing them.


While these can be helpful, they nonetheless can increase your data usage without your knowledge.


Here are some tips for you!


With the right app settings, you’re just a step away from staying in control of your data.

Here are some tips on how to minimize data consumption on some of your favourite apps:


Facebook – Switch Off Auto Play

  • Go to your Facebook option icon (the three horizontal bars at the top right corner)
  • Click on App Settings (Under help & settings)
  • Click on AutoPlay
  • Select Never autoplay Videos.
  • In addition, you can activate the “Data Saver” option

  • Navigate to the option icon,
  • Then go to settings & Privacy
  • Select Data Saver,
  • Toggle the data saver on.

WhatsApp – Deactivate Auto-download

  • Go to the “settings” section in your WhatsApp APP
  • Click on “Data and Storage Usage”
  • Select Media Auto Download option
  • Deselect all options under “When Using Mobile Data”
  • You can also enable low data usage for WhatsApp Calls.

Play Store – Update Apps on Wi-Fi Only

  • Go to the Google Play store
  • Click on Menu & go to Settings
  • Click on Auto-update apps.
  • Select "Auto-update apps over Wi-Fi only".
  • You also have the .option to choose "Do not auto-update apps“.

Instagram – Use Less Data

  • Open Instagram options
  • Go to Settings
  • Select Cellular Data Use
  • Then tick Use Less Data.

Twitter – Deactivate Auto Play

  • Go to your Twitter Profile icon.
  • Click on Settings and Privacy
  • Select Data Usage
  • Set Video Autoplay to Never

Snapchat – Save on Data while on Snapchat

  • Go to Snapchat Settings
  • Click on “Manage” under “Additional Services”
  • Tick the “Travel Mode” box

Youtube – Limit Mobile Data Usage

  • Open the YouTube App
  • Tap on the profile icon at the top right corner
  • Select Settings
  • Click on General
  • Turn on “Limit Mobile Data Usage”

Worried you may not have the right configuration settings?