Friday, December 26, 2014

How to save internet data when you have limited volume

If you have limited volume of internet data, you should be thinking of restricting data usage by your browser and other PC utilities. There are 3 top things you can do to significantly save your internet data.

1. Disable Windows automatic updates

2. Disable images on browsers

3. Use Mobile version of websites instead of desktop version


Disable Windows automatic updates

Windows will search and download updates whenever there is internet connection if the Automatic Windows update is turned on. This may consume unnecessary data when you have limited volume. You can do this manually when you have unlimited data, for example when you are in office or when are connected to unlimited broadband internet.
You can disable automatic update in control panel. In Windows 7, you can use search to go to Windows update settings. Press the Windows button and type “update” and select “Windows update”. Then select change settings, in the first drop down select “Never check for updates (not recommended)”.


Disable images on browsers

When you are just looking for text information like news, scores etc., you can disable loading of images which are not necessary. To disable image loading, follow the steps below on Google Chrome.

                Go to settings by selecting wrench button at top right corner of                         Chrome
                Search for “image”
                Then select “content settings”
                Under images select “Do not show Images”


Use Mobile version of websites instead of desktop version

Many popular websites have their mobile versions, which consume significantly less data when compared to desktop version. Mobile version does not load any rich content like high resolution images, animations, flash content, videos etc., thus avoiding lot of data transfer. If you remember the website names, then just add “m.” at the beginning of the url to get the mobile version of website.
www.indiatimes.com has mobile version m.indiatimes.com

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