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How Can I Save Data on My Samsung/ Xiaomi/ Oppo/ Vivo?

Sep 28,2023 | Tom

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As time goes by, we are now experiencing the harvest season----golden fall, meanwhile, the list of the best-selling phone brands in the first half year of 2023 has been pushed out! Well, based on the statistics of MBA Skool , the enterprise specializing in statistic analyses, they are Samsung( shipped units 260 million ), iPhone( 224 million), Xiaomi( 152 million), Oppo( 118 million) and Vivo( 99 million), taking 5 seats of the best selling phone brands. It's worth to be mentioned 4 of 5 are Android-based (except for iPhone)

Since most of the best-selling phones are Android-based, we here in this article, provide you with a general guide about how to save your data on your Android-based phones for better managing and saving your data usage( no worry, for iPhone users, we will separately put forward one more article to show you how to save data later)

How to Save My Data?

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photo asian modern girl in a cafe, drink coffee, enters the credit card number in smartphone.

For Samsung

When it comes to saving data usage on Samsung devices, there are various methods you can utilize:

  • Monitor Data Usage

Stay informed about your data consumption by checking the Data Usage section in the settings. You can track your overall usage and see which apps use the most data. Adjust your habits accordingly to optimize data usage.

  • Enable Data Saver Mode

Samsung smartphones typically include a Data Saver mode that reduces background data usage. You can enable this feature by going to " Settings" >" Connections" >" Data Usage" > " Data Saver".

  • Restrict Background Data

To prevent apps from consuming data in the background, navigate to " Settings" > " Apps" > [ App Name] > " Data Usage". Then, toggle off the option for background data usage.

  • Optimize App Settings

Some apps have settings that allow you to control their data usage. For example, video streaming apps may allow you to adjust the streaming quality to conserve data. Check the settings within each app for data-saving options.

  • Disable Auto-Sync and App Updates

Turn off auto-sync for accounts and disable automatic app updates to prevent unnecessary data usage. You can manage these settings under " Settings" > " Accounts and Backup"> " Accounts and Settings" > " Apps" > " Google Play Store" > " Auto-update apps", respectively.

  • Utilize Data Usage Warnings and Limits

Set data usage warnings and limits in the settings so that you receive notifications or have your mobile data disabled when reaching a specific threshold. Access these settings under " Settings" > " Connections" > " Data Usage" > " Data warning and limit".

  • Use Wi-Fi When Available

Whenever you have access to a Wi-Fi network, connect to it to save your mobile data. This is especially important for tasks like large file downloads or video streaming.

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photo traveler asian woman direction on location map in beijing, china

For Xiaomi

Here are several ways you can save data usage on your Xiaomi device:

  • Enable Data Saver

Xiaomi devices have a built-in Data Saver feature that restricts background data usage for apps. You can find this option in the Settings app under " Network & Internet" > " Data usage" > " Data Saver". Toggle it on to reduce data consumption.

  • Set Data Usage Warning and Limit

Xiaomi devices allow you to set a data usage warning and limit to keep track of your data usage. Go to " Settings" > " Network & Internet"> " Data usage" > Set " Data warning & limit". Set a specific data warning and limit to receive notifications or automatically disable mobile data when those limits are reached.

  • Restrict Background Data

To prevent apps from using data in the background, go to " Settings" > " Apps" > " Manage apps". Tap on each app and select Restrict data usage. This will restrict the app from using data when not in use.

  • Control App Data Usage

Xiaomi devices offer granular control over app data usage. You can navigate to " Settings" > " Apps" > " Manage apps" and select individual apps to manage their data usage. You can choose to restrict background data, enable data saver for specific apps, or even disable data usage for certain apps altogether.

  • Disable Auto-Sync and Updates

By turning off auto-sync and app updates, you can prevent data usage when your device is connected to mobile data. In the Settings app, go to " Accounts & Sync"> " Auto-sync" and toggle it off. Additionally, you can visit Play Store settings and disable auto-updates for apps.

  • Use Wi-Fi whenever possible

Connecting to Wi-Fi networks instead of relying on mobile data can significantly reduce your data usage. Make sure to connect to a trusted and secure Wi-Fi network whenever available.

  • Use Data Monitoring Apps

You can install third-party apps from the Play Store that help you monitor and manage your data usage. These apps provide detailed insights into app-specific data usage and offer additional customization options to save data.

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For Oppo

When it comes to saving data usage on Oppo devices, there are several ways you can manage and control your data consumption. Here are some methods:

  • Monitor Data Usage

Keeping track of your data consumption is crucial in managing it effectively. On Oppo devices running ColorOS 6 or 7, you can access the data usage information by going to " Settings " > " SIM card and mobile data " > " Data use ". Here, you can see your overall data usage and view details per application.

  • Activate Data Saving Mode

Oppo devices provide a data-saving feature that restricts background app data usage. To enable this, go to " Settings" > " SIM card and mobile data" > " Data use" > " Data saving". By activating this mode, background apps will not be able to use mobile data, and the foreground app may reduce image resolution or take other data-saving measures.

  • Set Mobile Data Limit

Oppo devices allow you to set a maximum data limit to ensure you don't exceed your desired threshold. In the " Data Use" menu, you can set a limit and receive notifications when you approach or reach that limit. Simply go to " Settings" > " SIM card and mobile data" > " Data use" > " Mobile data limit".

  • Manage Network Permissions for Apps

Oppo devices give you control over which apps can use mobile data. By accessing the Network permissions settings, you can customize which apps have access to use mobile data. To do this, go to " Settings" > " SIM card and mobile data" > " Data use" > " Network permissions".

  • Enable Wi-Fi Auto-Switch

Oppo devices offer a Wi-Fi Auto-Switch feature that automatically connects to known Wi-Fi networks when available. This helps reduce reliance on mobile data. You can enable this feature by going to " Settings" > " Wi-Fi" > " Wi-Fi Auto-Switch".

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Photo happy casual beautiful woman is using a phone sitting on a sofa at home

For Vivo

As for Vivo users, we here provide you a list of ways to manage and save your data usage:

  • Monitor Data Usage

Regularly check your data usage to understand which apps consume the most data. This can be done by going to Settings > Network & Internet > Data Usage. Identify data-hungry apps and consider limiting usage or finding alternative apps with lower data consumption.

  • Enable Data Saving Mode

Vivo smartphones typically offer a data-saving mode that restricts background data usage. Check under " Settings" > " Battery" > " Data Saving" to activate this feature. It helps conserve data by limiting background app activity.

  • Limit Background Data for Apps

Navigate to " Settings" > " Apps & Notifications" > " App Info". Select the desired app and tap on " Data Usage." Toggle on " Restrict background data" to prevent the app from using data when running in the background.

  • Set Data Usage Warning and Limit

Vivo devices often have options to set data usage warnings and limits. These features enable you to receive notifications when you approach a chosen data limit or automatically disable mobile data once the limit is reached. Head to " Settings" > " Network & Internet" > " Data Usage" to configure these settings.

  • Turn off Auto-Sync and App Updates

Disabling automatic synchronization and app updates can help save data. Visit " Settings" > " Accounts" > " Sync" and disable auto-sync for unnecessary accounts. You can also disable auto-updates in the Google Play Store settings.

  • Use Data Saver in Browsers and Apps

Some browsers and apps offer a data-saving mode that compresses data and reduces bandwidth usage. Check the settings of the browser or app you frequently use to see if such a feature is available.

  • Use Wi-Fi whenever Available

Connecting to Wi-Fi networks instead of relying on mobile data can significantly reduce data usage. Make sure to connect to secure and trusted Wi-Fi networks wherever possible.

Remember that device settings may vary depending on the model and the version of the Android operating system it is running. Consulting the relevant device user manual or contacting customer services may provide more specific instructions tailored to your device.

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