Some tips to seriously reduce your iPhone mobile data usage.

As we already disused how to reduce data usage on Android phone. However, most of the iPhone users complain unnecessary uses of data on their device. So, I thoughts let’s make an article on reducing the mobile usage on iPhone or cellular iPad. Here are quick seven tips that will help you to reduce the mobile data usage by your iPhone.

  1. iTunes and App Store downloads

Actually, you can turn off usage of mobile data on iTunes and App Store, so that there will be no automatic download when you are away from a Wi-Fi signal. To do so, go to Settings > iTunes & App Sore and turn off Use Mobile Data

  1. See which apps are using the most data

Want to know which app is eating your data more? Simply, go to Settings> Mobile Data and see how much data you’ve used in the current billing period and below that you’ll see a list of your apps. Under each app’s name, you can see the data consumed. You toggle off any app that you think is eating more.

  1. Turn off Wi-Fi Assist.

This feature is very useful where your iPhone hands off a weak Wi-Fi signals. It prevents pages to load slow as it clings to the last remnants of a Wi-Fi signal. To turn off the feature, go to Settings>Mobile Data and scroll all the way down and turn off Wi-Fi Assist.

  1. Disable background app refresh

Some apps are constantly refreshing on the background without your knowledge. Turning off Background App Refresh option could save a huge mobile data. However, some apps need to be refreshed regularly, like viber, messenger, etc. So, you can choose individual app to use the mobile and turn off for others. To do so, got to Settings>General>Background and turn it off. You can also go the a la carte route from the list below and choose which apps update in the background.

  1. Download music, don’t stream

How many of you like to listen to music? Almost all of you, don’t you? However, its always a good idea to download the music instead of streaming it. As you stream the music, every time you replay it will download the new file, consuming more mobile data.  For Apple Music, go to Settings>Music, there in Streaming & Downloads you can toggle the Cellular Data or toggle Streaming and High-Quality Streaming. For the Podcasts app, go to Settings > Podcasts and turn off Cellular Data.

  1. Fetch mail less frequently

You can set the timing or method of receiving the mail.  The less frequently it fetches, the fewer data (and battery) you’ll use. Go to Settings > Mail > Accounts > Fetch New Data. First of all, make sure Push is turned off, next see the schedule for Fetch at the bottom, which you can choose manually.

  1. Use Safari’s Reading List

If you are on the web and you find something interesting, you can add that webpage to the reading list. The reading list downloads the page for offline viewing. Later on, when you are out of the reach to WI-FI you can read it easily.



These are seven tips to reduce mobile data on your iPhone or cellular iPad. If you have any other idea that might help users to reduce their data usage, ideas are always welcome.

Feel free to share your thought about these tips to reduce your iPhone mobile data usage, in the comment box below.

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