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Avoid running out of data on Android by configuring your mobile as it should be

One of the aspects that we must look at when using our mobile is the data rate which has limits that we must not exceed if we do not want to be left without the possibility of browsing or communicating until these are renewed. The mobile manufacturers aware of them, integrate a data saving in Android that you must activate if we want to take advantage of it.

This change can make the difference in our smartphone from consuming all the megabytes to not doing so, since many services continue to consume data in the background. In this way, this is the answer to the question that many ask themselves, why, although their mobile data rate is increasing, they continue to suffer the same problems of yesteryear.

This is how you can activate data saving on Android

Putting data saving on the most popular operating system mobiles into operation is not the same for everyone and that is why we are going to explain the steps to follow in the main brands. This way you will not have complications when trying to extend your mobile data further. An option that we can use as we please with the intention that if we are in a hurry with data, the month does not complicate too much and we can remain connected. An option that will not affect at all the consumption and synchronization of data in any of the apps when we are using a Wi-Fi network, which are exempt from saving.

To do this on stock Android mobiles such as the Google Pixel, Nokia or Motorola, what we have to do is enter the system settings, as long as we have Android 9 or higher, and then click on «Networks and internet ”, mark the option“ Mobile network ”and finally start using data saving. But we must not overlook that having this activated we could stop receiving alerts so frequently and therefore, there is an option called Unrestricted data, where we can mark which apps we want not to be affected by this change.

We can use it to keep WhatsApp, Telegram or email data without saving, which is usually more important. While the rest of the process, such as social networks, will only be updated when we force it manually when opening the apps. This can mean a significant mobile data savings of several GB at the end of the month.

The steps in Samsung mobiles

In a similar way, but somewhat different from what we have seen in Android mobiles previously, Samsung terminals with One UI also have the possibility in all its versions to allow saving for the data rate that we have contracted. In this case, what we have to do is follow this procedure: Settings> Connections> Data usage. Inside we will come across the option we are looking for and it will be here where we activate it, as well as where we can choose whether or not we want to allow saving in any specific app among all those on our smartphone. From that moment on, an icon will appear at the top that will refer to the fact that this mode is in operation.

Advanced data saving on Huawei

The manufacturer Huawei and its EMUI customization layer have an option that allows saving data called intelligent, because beyond always forcing the stop of access to the data of the apps, it does so by learning from our use and that makes it possible for Instead of automatically recharging an app 20 times a day, do it only 3 times but at the right time to be more useful to us.

To put it into operation we just have to have EMUI 10 onwards and follow the steps that we show you so that our mobile data last longer on the mobile.

First we have to go to the mobile settings and look for the Mobile Networks option that usually appears at the top. Once inside we have to touch on Data use and it will show us a graph with everything we have consumed in the current month in an approximate way, but not totally real, to know it more accurately it is convenient to visit our operator’s app. From here we will touch on the «Smart data saving» and we will be able to start it, choosing those apps that are going to be exempt from this limitation.

Configure data saving in OPPO and Realme

In this case, the manufacturers share in their different layers of personalization the same method to start saving data, since they are very close relatives. Therefore, in ColorOS and Realme UI we will be able to put this saving tool to work that can help us so much. To do this, the process to follow will start in the Settings, it will continue in the SIM card and then in Mobile data, from where we will have all the usage data that we have made and the possibility of starting data saving on our smartphone. As in other manufacturers, we will also be able to bypass the mobile data restrictions in specific apps that we select from the list.

Xiaomi has no mobile data saving

As much as we try to search MIUI 12 or in different versions of the layer for the option to save mobile data, we did not find an option with this possibility. The manufacturer does not integrate this option in Xiaomi, Redmi or Poco phones. The only thing we can do to do this is make use of another option that it does have and that behaves differently, since what it does is completely deactivate the mobile data.

To use it if we are interested, it is important to know that this will work as long as we leave the mobile locked for a few minutes, being able to choose the time set from Settings> Battery> then tapping on the options wheel and selecting the first option called «Deactivate data mobile phones when the device is locked ”.

Saving data in certain apps

Beyond what we can avoid consuming with the help of the system, some apps and especially social networks offer to their credit the possibility of reducing the quality of images or videos, something that especially happens in social networks. That can be as important as the options that we have already seen and to configure it we just have to enter that app itself, access its settings, locate and activate the saving of mobile data that will make a difference every time we are away from WiFi.

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