How to activate or deactivate mobile data to reduce consumption?

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Likewise, we recommend that you consider taking steps to save mobile data when watching YouTube videos and many other methods.

How to activate or deactivate mobile data to reduce consumption? For Android

Undoubtedly the simplest method for deactivate or activate the mobile data of our Android device is through the classic context menu of the operating system. To perform the procedure follow these steps:

  1. In the case of Android, the data deactivation process is quite simple, for this we need to access the context menu that appears when we slide the screen down. We refer to the one where different options appear such as activating Wi-Fi, activating Bluetooth, etc.
  2. Within this group of options, you will find the option to turn data on and off on your mobile device.
  3. In most cases, that's enough press once on the mobile data icon to activate or deactivate it accordingly.



In any case, keep in mind that you need to perform other steps. For example, you should consider saving mobile data when using Facebook, as the application often carries significant costs.

Disable Android data from the system settings

Likewise, it is also possible turn off data in android using or the setup menu of the mobile device. To follow this method read the following information:

  1. Click on the configuration options, which can be accessed by clicking the button "Settings".
  2. In this section, you should go to the “Connections” section where everything related to the phone's wireless connections will be shown, such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and of course also the operator's networks, ie mobile data.
  3. Click on "Use  data", in this section you should see the option to properly disable your device's mobile data.

Remember that you can also decrease the consumption of mobile data on Instagram. Something we recommend, as the application tends to consume mobile data quickly.



How to activate or deactivate mobile data to reduce consumption? For iPhone

Disabling the data on your iPhone device can be very convenient for saving data and money. By following the steps that we will show you below, you can do it very easily without major inconveniences.

  1. One of the easiest ways to disable data on your iPhone device is to swipe the control menu. We refer to that menu that appears when you swipe the screen from bottom to top.
  2. Next to the icon of the "Flight mode" you will find a small antenna, this antenna refers specifically to the mobile data of your mobile operator. To activate it you just have to press on it, in the same way to deactivate it the same process is repeated.
  3. Note that when data is activated, the icon will be green color, while when it is deactivated it will be shown in transparent color.

Disable data on iPhone via settings

In case you can't turn off the data with the above method, there is another way you can definitely access this option easily. Please read the following guide carefully:


  1. Another way to disable data on the iPhone mobile device is to access the configuration section, which you can access by clicking on the icon "Settings".
  2. Among the many options present you will find mobile data, to deactivate them you will only have to deactivate the option.
  3. As you can see, you can toggle other application-related options on and off, so you can control the data consumption of each.
  4. For example, the data roaming option is something that in many cases should be disabled to save and reduce consumption. You can access it in the section "Mobile data" and then in "Options".

Finally, keep in mind that the WhatsApp application is one of the most consumer of the Internet, so it is essential to consider canceling the automatic WhatsApp downloads on iPhone, this way you should not worry about the excessive consumption of this app.



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