HOW TO SAVE DATA WHEN USING MOBILE WIFI HOTSPOT
?? Limit Multimedia Usage
On default, almost all smartphones and PC are set to automatically preload/download videos and images once they are connected to a WiFi hotspot. They did this because they think you are gonna be connected to a free WiFi so for you to use your personal WiFi which is charged from your data subscription, you definitely need to disable those functions in order to save data. Also avoid watching videos and music streaming. This is because more data is required for viewing and playing videos and music.
?? Disable Automatic Updates
Remember to always turn off the automatic update on your PC. It may have been long your computer was updated, and immediately your system is connected to a hotspot, it will begin to update. Before you say, Jack Robinson, your data is exhausted.
?? End All Awaiting Downloads
You may be downloading a movie on a public Wi-Fi and you are unable to finish. However, you forgot to stop or end the download and you later connect your hotspot, the download will simply continue from where it stopped earlier with the use of your data.
?? Optimise Wi-Fi Settings
You should activate your hotspot for shorter low-power Wi-Fi. This will make it possible for data to be less consumed while browsing with hotspot.
?? Observe Data Level
Notwithstanding the fact that you have enough data on your phone, you should not ignore it when you connect your hotspot with your computer. You should always check it from time to time so that you will be aware of your data balance. This will let you know how to use it carefully and consciously.
?? Stop All Background Apps
Like your phone, your laptop also has background apps running. Some of these apps need internet to function optimally. So, end all background applications before you connect your hotspot.