Four Ways To Save Data Bandwidth On Android Smartphones
Till date unlimited 3G data plans are very expensive and users have to compromise with limited data bandwidth tariff to suit their purpose. How ever keeping a check on the data transfer can be difficult.
Now here are few simple ways as described on Mobhip with which you can cut short your bandwidth usage:
Monitor bandwidth Usage
Before you try any additional tricks to save your bandwidth first find out how your bandwidth is being used by your Android apps. With 3G Watchdog you can monitor the amount of data used by individual applications installed on your device.
You can even set quota limits for different apps and see data uses over various span of time. The application comes with home screen widget to ease up the task.
Use Opera Mini Browser
I might sound crazy but yes, browsing pages on Opera mini reduces your data traffic to about 40%. As the browser uses powerful servers to compress data by up to 90% before sending it to your mobile the page are loaded at lightning fast speed and at the same time fight against high bandwidth usage.
Users who are using opera mobile will need to manually enable the turbo mode from the settings menu.
Turn off Auto-Sync
Auto sync is indeed a nice feature of Android but you can save large amount of bandwidth by turning it off. You can also disable background Data activity. Also remember to disable auto sync of few individual apps like Picasa and Facebook to save the bandwidth.
Use a Firewall
You can always use a firewall to restrict certain application to restrict the network. You can achieve this by DroidWall, a nifty and free android firewall, but its only available for rooted users. This is the perfect solution if you don’t have an unlimited data plan, or just wants to see your battery lasting longer.