DATA USAGE TIPS: IPHONE

REDUCE YOUR DATA WITH MINIMAL IMPACT TO HOW YOU USE YOUR PHONE

How much data are you using on your iPhone right now?

• On your iPhone, go to Settings > Cellular> Cellular Data to see which apps are using the most data.
        o On this screen you can turn off data for that app, so that no data is used unless you are on WiFi. Some common high data offenders include:
                  o Facebook, SnapChat, Netflix, Hulu
                  o Any other video streaming apps, when you are not connected to WiFi ( i.e. driving) so those apps are not automatically downloading updates and using data. 
        o You can see how much your iPhone HotSpot is using if you are tethering for your work laptop.
        o If you’re using an iPhone, turn off WiFi Assist.

• Recently, we have found that Location Sharing (shown under System Services) is turned on for more and more apps when installed. This can use 2-3G of data on its own.
        o To reduce Location Sharing data usage, go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services.
        o Here you can see each app using your location and decide when it should be used for that App (Never, When Using, or Always).
        o Adjusting this setting could reduce data usage significantly.

How much data are you using on your smartphone right now?

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