Tom's Guide: Tips to Reduce Android Data Consumption

Smartphones are a godsend most of the time, offering you everything from transit times, to maps, to weather, as well as email, social networking and browsing. Still, all of these activities can be pretty hard on your data allowance. Unless you have an unlimited data cap from your cell phone provider, you're going to have to watch your activities outside of WiFi zones. The Tom's Guide team has put together a list of tips and apps to help keep data consumption in control. Head over to 'Tips to Reduce Android Data Consumption' for the full list!

Low-priced, budget data plans can offer a fairly cheap way to get internet access, but they also mean penny-pinching users have to keep an eye on their data usage. Nobody likes having to deal with bill shock, so here are a few tips and helpful tools for reducing your data usage on Android devices. Happy browsing!Tips to Reduce Android Data Consumption

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  • The_Trutherizer
    I have a simple philosophy about things like this. I pay for what I want. If I can't get what I want then I pay for whatever is good enough. With data for example. The prices in my country are stupid (but I'm sure that's how everybody everywhere feels). In any case I can't use a smartphone the way its meant to be used with my data budget. So I get just enough prepaid data for software updates (which I usually do using my router's wifi anyway). So yeah... I really don't yet see the benefit of smartphones when you can't even use them properly. I'll be waiting - It's nothing to me. It was the same with big screen TVs even DVD players. I freaking waited to get a DVD player until it cost less than the price of 10 cinema movie tickets. If the price is wrong then the price is wrong.
  • abbadon_34
    Nandroid + Titanian. 'nuff said. Done.