How can I lower my data usage?

If you want to lower the amount of data you use, try these tips:

  • Pause background apps, file storage, and sharing apps. Dropbox, Box, iCloud, Mozy, Backblaze, torrent clients, etc. are all major data drainers.
  • Use your home or office WiFi for streaming video, audio, and syncing large files.
  • Monitor data usage to see which apps are using the largest amounts of data.

We also provide some more info on how much data common apps use.

Last updated February 17, 2016