Need to Save Bandwidth on Your iPhone? Try Low Data Mode

Even as we get 5G cellular connectivity and high-speed Wi-Fi networks, there are plenty of times when you might want to reduce your data usage, here is how to...

February 1, 2021

Even as we get 5G cellular connectivity and high-speed Wi-Fi networks, there are plenty of times when you might want to reduce your data usage. Perhaps you’re trying to avoid running over a data cap while traveling, or maybe you’re sharing a Wi-Fi network with a very slow Internet connection. Either way, you can prevent your iPhone from using more data than necessary by enabling Low Data Mode. For cellular, find the switch in Settings > Cellular > Cellular Data Options. For Wi-Fi, in Settings > Wi-Fi, tap the i button next to the network you’re using. In either case, make sure to turn Low Data Mode off once you no longer need it to avoid getting confused about why background sync tasks don’t complete.

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Mint Mobile is another great option

Choose the data amount that’s right for you. Select from 3GB, 8GB, 12GB, or unlimited data per month. The big difference with Mint Mobile is price, as of the writing the Unlimited plan is just $30 per month and the smaller plans start at $15 per month. We a lot of us staying home these days, there is no need to pay for larger data plans until we start venturing out again.

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