Tips for minimising internet use?


#1

Morning all

I’m off to Tanzania for 18 months and will have expensive 4g internet only. I have a MacBook Pro, an iPhone and an iPod touch. All synced (except for music) through iCloud. I will be taking lots of photos so will turn off iCloud photo syncing. What else should I turn off or otherwise change to minimise my unintentional data usage?

Your tips will be most welcome. Thanks.


#2

You can just iCloud photo sync only to sync on WiFi i think.
What about disabling background app refresh?


#3

We will buy a 4G modem and will try to make 10GB last a month - so only for email, Skype and minimal browsing. Syncing of photos using this will go through our GB in no time. Good tip re disabling background app refresh turnoff. Thanks.


#4

Automatic app updates
Automatic app installs
Automatic system updates
All iCloud synching
Ensure all app data files are stored on device rather than in the cloud

and no doubt more


#5

Also,

All analytics
Unnecessary notifications
Stop automatically downloading images in emails
Use an ad blocker
Consider installing and using a browser that builds the page remotely and just downloadsthe final image, such as Puffin. Opera usedto offer such a browser.


#6

Settings / Mobile

Scroll through and disable any apps you don’t need/want accessing your data bandwidth.