Welcome to the

MTN Community

Answered question

Why is my sim card data consumption too high? What's the solution in reducing the hight rate of data consumption?

Android device

Sulaiman
Sulaiman

Sulaiman

Level
0
1 / 100
point
Ifeanyi
Ifeanyi

Ifeanyi

Level
4
5000 / 5000
points

Hi Sulaiman, There are several reasons why your data bundle may be depleted quickly:-
• You are on 4G network - A 4G connection provides superior speed and allows for fast transfers of heavy amounts of data. To manage your data, switch to 3G network.
• Website visited – the more pictures, videos or graphics on the websites visited, the more data is used
• Streaming of music/ videos on YouTube, Hulu, Netflix and other channels
• Games – games use a lot of data due to the graphics and algorithms that power them,
• Social media applications such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter, Instagram, etc.
• Video-chatting and conferencing applications like Zoom, Skype, WhatsApp Video, etc.
To manage your data, set a data usage limit on your device. This way, you cannot use more than your specified volume of data.

General Data management

Turn off automatic update for Apps and activate update notification request.
Disable background Apps refresh.
Set unused Apps on WIFI while Apps regularly used should be on Mobile data.
Set up limits and alerts to manage data usage on device.
Ensure all Apps are not on desktop mode but mobile mode.
Update, background data, upload and download of heavy files should be set on WiFi only
Note that connection speed throttled at 4G consumes more data than 3G, so network mode should be set on auto or 3G/2G.
Limit background data usage.

You can use this link for more details: https://www.mtnonline.com/just-for-you/managing-your-data...

Did you find this useful ?

No (0)

Yes (6)

100%

100% of users found this answer useful