Which Apps Are Secretly Using Your Phone’s Data?
Find out why, and how you can stop this from happening.
Odds are, you don’t have an unlimited data plan. Even if a plan claims to be “unlimited,” it usually has a cap on the amount of data that you can use per month. Add to this the number of apps that you may have on your phone that are constantly connected to the Internet. These apps, at a minimum, might include: your various email accounts and social networking apps, a calendar app, a notes apps, a weather app, a maps app, a communication app like WhatsApp, and various Google apps. These apps are continuously updating with new information, which means that they use a lot of data. That’s why, whenever you go abroad, you’re advised to turn off your phone’s data roaming, for example.
One way to combat this issue is to use DFNDR’s Accelerate Internet feature. With just a press of a button, this feature will close all apps that are running in the background on your phone that are using your data. This will help to speed up your device, since your device will have fewer tasks to perform. That way, you can experience a more pleasant experience with the apps that you do want to use. Click here to close background apps in order to speed up your device and save data:
Apps that track your location, such as a maps app (or even a social networking app) will use a lot of your phone’s data. Music streaming and social media apps such as Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat can also use a lot of data quickly. If you’re trying to cut back on data usage, then make sure to properly manage these apps.
Use Wi-Fi whenever a safe network is available.
If you are looking to save money on your data usage, then make sure to connect your device to a safe Wi-Fi network whenever possible. This way, you can save your data-hogging apps for whenever you’re on Wi-Fi as opposed to letting them rack up your data usage bill. If you’re severely cutting back on data, this goes for social networking apps and your GPS app, in addition to listening to music and watching videos.