How To Save Money: Data Saving Tips From The Experts

We all love checking our messages and feeds on a regular basis but leaving apps and websites open when you’re not actually using them could mean you’re not getting the most from your mobile data.

Data Saving Tips From A Telstra Expert

We discovered three easy ways which will get you back in control of your devices – and the data they’re using while you’re not paying attention. Here, Emma Markezic talks to a Telstra expert to get the low-down.

Watch the video. Here’s how the conversation goes:

EMMA: Today we’re talking tech-savvy solutions.
Do you know that we reach for our smartphones more than 150 times a day?
Well, to get the most out of it, we have Paul from Telstra with his top three tips.
Let’s kick it off with apps. We all like flicking through them.. like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, but it’s a bit of a misconception that when we leave an app, it shuts down.

PAUL: On smartphones today your apps continue to run in the background and this can drain your battery and also use up data which you may not want used. I recommend going into your multitasking settings on your phone and actually closing apps down that you’re not using any more.

EMMA: What about apps that autoplay videos? Entertaining sure, but they can stream right?

PAUL: It’s a great feature, I personally love it but for our data-conscious customers it’s generally recommended they go into the setting inside those apps and change the video autoplay settings to ‘Wifi only’ or ‘not at all’.

EMMA: So, it’s about being in control, of your data.

PAUL: Correct.

EMMA: Speaking of which, a lot of apps now automatically update themselves, so is there a way to manage that manually?

PAUL: Yes, similar to the autoplay videos, in your apps store on your phone you can choose to have apps only update over wifi or at your discretion via manual.

EMMA: Excellent. Thank you very much for that Paul – great tips.

And for more on the most recent technology, stay tuned.

Emma Markezic
Emma is a Sydney-based lifestyle writer for thecarousel.com, columnist for Cosmopolitan magazine and comedian. She’s also written for many of the country’s biggest magazine titles as well as being an accomplished stand-up comedian, having performed at different Australian comedy festivals.

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