Data bundle expenses are becoming a pain in the rear end, or if you can afford them, you want to make sure they last for as long as they can. So here’s a few tricks to handle your data bundle more efficiently on your favourite social media and streaming sites.
Now, this is the first step that you should undertake if you're worried that Facebook is using too much data. Coincidentally, this is also the easiest thing you can do. If you share a lot of photos and videos on Facebook, this might be the root cause of your data woes. As might be the (super annoying) video auto-playing feature. To curb this unnecessary data usage, you'll need to do the following:
We tend to share photos and videos on the go from the iPhone and it is easy to go beyond our mobile data limit if you are uploading them all in HD quality.
Watching facebook videos is one of the things that most people generally do either to reap knowledge, entertainment, or to simply kill time. And while it’s free for the most part, it may often eat a lot of your data bandwidth, which could be an issue, especially if you have a limited cellular data plan. To reduce facebook data usage on videos, here’s what you can do.
Remember, the higher the quality, the more bandwidth facebook consumes. You'd want to ensure you choose a low resolution that doesn't unreasonably dampen the video quality.
I stream videos at 360p (480p sometimes) when playing videos on cellular data. When I'm only interested in the audio, I stream at 144p (240p) resolution.
Now, if you really want to save data and also live in some part of the world where your data connection is frustratingly slow, Facebook Lite is the solution for you. Facebook Lite is a slimmed-down version of the Facebook app designed to give people a better and faster experience on slow mobile networks.