Tips to Reduce High Data Usage on your iPhone
1. Turn Off Cellular Data Usage for iCloud
If you use iCloud to move files back and forth between devices, this could lead to higher than usual data fees. If you are working on a Pages document during your Uber ride, that means you’re using cell data. All those edits and changes are being saved to the cloud and using data during the process. So, if you can
- Open Settings and go to iCloud.
- In the iCloud section tap on iCloud once more
- At the next screen scroll all the way to the bottom and disable “Use Cellular Data.”
When you disable this feature, iCloud will no longer use cell data to transfer docs or data, which will save power users some vital bits of data.
2. Disable Automatic Downloads on Cellular Data
App downloads are some of the biggest files on your device. If you are downloading these automatic updates, that could really add up. Instead, wait until you are connected to Wi-Fi before downloading and updating your apps.
- In Settings find App and iTunes Stores.
- In the Apps and iTunes Stores section, you’ll see Use Cellular Data. Turn this off and you’re good to go.