If you are on a Limited Data Plan, enabling Low Data Mode can make your data last longer. You can find below the steps to Enable Low Data Mode on iPhone.
Enable Low Data Mode on iPhone
Unknown to you, there might be many Apps on your device unnecessarily using up Cellular or Mobile Data, even if you are not actively using them.
This happens due to the default tendency of social media and other Apps to remain connected with their parent servers to carry out background activities, even while they are not actively being used.
You can fix this issue by Enabling Low Data Mode for Cellular/Mobile Network on your iPhone or by Enabling Low Data Mode for specific data hungry Apps on your device.
What Happens During Low Data Mode on iPhone?
When Low Data Mode is enabled on iPhone, Apps stop using network data when they are not being actively used and stop refreshing in background.
Low Power Mode disables Automatic Downloads, iCloud Auto Backups, iCloud Photos, Auto-updates, Video Auto-play and Prefetching services.
Also, Low Power Mode disables high quality video streaming and optimizes the bitrate during FaceTime Video calls to achieve as much data saving as possible.
1. Enable Low Data Mode for Cellular Data
Go to Settings > Cellular > Cellular Data options > On the next screen, move the toggle next to Low Data Mode to ON position.
This will automatically prevent all Apps on your device from using Cellular Data to carry out non-essential activities.
2. Enable Low Data Mode for WiFi Network
Low Data Mode feature on iPhone can also be used to reduce data usage on WiFi Network.
Go to Settings > WiFi > tap on the i Icon, located next to your WiFi Network Name.
On the next screen, move the toggle next to Low Data Mode to ON position.
3. Enable Low Data Mode for Specific Apps
If you do not want to enable Low Data Mode at a global level, you can consider the option of enabling Low Data Mode for specific Apps.
Open WhatsApp on your iPhone and tap on the Settings tab in bottom menu.
On WhatsApp Settings screen, tap on Data and Storage Usage > On the next screen, move the toggle next to Low Data Usage to ON position.
This will prevent this particular App from using excessive data on your device.
4. Disable Background App Refresh
Another way to reduce Data Usage on iPhone is to disable Background App Refresh for Social Media and other data hungry Apps on iPhone.
Go to Settings > General > Background App Refresh.
On the next screen, you can disable Background App Refresh for Social Media and other Apps by moving the toggle to OFF position.
This will prevent the selected Apps from using your expensive cellular data to refresh their data.