MTN is one network in Nigeria that offers bonus data and also allows their customers to enjoy lower browsing rate.
However, a lot of MTN subscribers are still faced with the problem of data getting exhausted very fast, and customers now feels that the data bundle and cheaper browsing rate offered by MTN is a scam but little do they know that their data problems lies on the settings of their mobile device.
And that same data problem can be easily managed.
Data usage is worked out by adding together every information that is download or uploaded on the broadband connection.
This is done by adding the number of times the activity is carried out and will also approximate the bandwidth usage of the particular hour recorded.
Now each activity carried out on the internet attracts different megabytes, for example accessing Facebook may take more megabyte than when you are accessing Whatapp.
There are many applications that are data hungry and tend to consume more data than some other applications.
Worse yet, most of these data guzzlers are our frequently used apps like Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Tiktok etc
You can save data by controlling your data usage and configuring your application settings on your mobile phone through various means.
You can configure you MTN device by sending “settings” to 3888, also with the right app setting, you will be one step closer to controlling your data.
Here are some few tips that can help you minimize or manage data consumption on some of your favorite applications.
Switch Off Auto Play on Facebook
1. Go to your Facebook option icon
- Click on app settings (under help and settings)
Click on auto play
Select never auto play videos
In addition, you can also activate the data saver option
Navigate to the option Icon
Then go to settings and privacy
Select data saver
Toggle the data saver on
Update Playstore Apps only Wifi Only
1. Go to your Google play store
- Click on menu and go to settings
Click on auto-update apps
Select “auto-update apps
Select auto update apps over Wi-Fi only
There is also an option to choose “do not auto-update apps”
Manage Data Usage on Instagram
1.Open the options on you Instagram application
- Go to settings
Select cellular data
Then click use less data
Manage Data Usage While on Snapchat
1. Go to snapchat settings
- Click on “manage” under additional services
Then tick the “Travel mode” box
Manage Youtube Mobile Data Usage
1. Open the YouTube app
- Top on the profile icon of the top right corner
Click on general
Turn on “limit mobile data usage”
There you have it, these techniques can also be used to save data on other networks other than MTN like 9mobile, Airtel and Glo Networks.
If you have any concerns or questions, do well to ask in the comment section.