A lot of people have challenges with data consumption, and you really can’t figure out what is consuming your data. Today, being the beginning of the month, we’ll deal with the ways you can control your data usage.
Currently, subscribers are experiencing massive mobile data depletion without any major downloads, uploads, or genuine video streaming. Right now, NCC is thinking of reducing data costs from N1000 to N390 per GB, but subscribers want the aspect of data depletion to be fix.
Most subscribers’ complaints about Glo, Airtel, and MTN illegally deducting their data which is yet to be fixed as of the time of writing.
Controlling WhatsApp Data Drainage
If you belong to different groups or you admin many groups, you’ll probably attest to the fact that 60% of videos, audios, and photos on your gallery are automatic downloads from WhatsApp which you do not know.
There is a way to deal with it, and once the adjustment is made, it will save you of excessive data consumption on WhatsApp.
Check How Much Data WhatsApp is Consuming
To start with, we have to find out how much data is used up by WhatsApp monthly. To check this, go Settings and navigate to Data Usage to see a list of Apps and their data consumption in MB, and WhatsApp would likely be among the top 3.
How to Stop Auto Downloads of Videos, Audio and Photos on WhatsApp
- Go to “settings” in your WhatsApp
- Click on “Data and Storage Usage”
- Select “Media Auto-Download option”
- Click on “When Using Mobile Data” and deselect all options under.
Now if you are sent any media content, you will have the option to download it first or ignore and save your mobile data.
How to Reduce WhatsApp Data Usage During Calls
To improve the voice quality on calls, WhatsApp may use up more data. If you make use of WhatsApp voice calls regularly, it will be a good idea to reduce the voice quality to help reduce data consumption.
To do this,
- go to “Settings”
- Click on “Data and storage usage” and scroll down to the “Call settings” section
- Select “Low data usage” to activate an option that says “Reduce the amount of data used during a WhatsApp call.”
Always Backup WhatsApp with Wifi
To save mobile data, try backing up your chat history only when you’re on WiFi. Then you can periodically back up manually to keep your backups up to date. You can change the settings by:
- Go to “Settings” -> Click on “Chats”
- Click on “Chats Backup”
- Click “Backup over”
- Select “WiFi.”
Disable Backup of Videos on Wifi
Backing up videos on WhatsApp will consume a lot of storage and also data. You can disable this feature to save space on your storage as well as mobile data.
To disable video backup: Go to “Settings” -> Click on “Chats” -> Click on “Chat backup” -> Scroll down to “Include Videos” and Turn Off.
How to Stop Your Mobile Data from Exhausting on Time
>>Stop Apps from auto-updating themselves. See guide here
>>Stop Google Play Services from consuming your data. See guide here
>>Instagram consumes data a lot, and if you are always on Instagram, here is how to stop Instagram from massively consuming your data. See guide here
>>In general, this guide on how to make your mobile data to last long will help you.
Once you’ve changed your settings to what is highlighted above, your data should be lasting longer. Let us know in the comment if it helps.
This Feature is Coming to WhatsApp – Silent Exit
If you’re a WhatsApp user and you found yourself added to a group without your knowledge, and you don’t want to annoy the person who added you probably because it’s a family member, well worry not as WhatsApp is working on a feature that will make you secretly leave a group without anyone noticing.
According to the latest report from Wabetainfo, an update is in work that would allow WhatsApp users to leave groups silently. A screenshot of the upcoming feature shows that when you leave a group, other members won’t be informed about your exit. Only you and the WhatsApp group admin will be notified that you’ve left the group.
What this means is that when you exit a group, WhatsApp normally adds a system message in the chat to inform all participants that you exited the group; but with this latest development, only the group admins will be notified that you left a group. Group admins should always be notified about what happens in their groups, so it is needed to show them who exited a group.
The feature is still in development, and it will be rolled out fully once it’s tested in the coming weeks.
Infinix Launches Note 12 VIP With 120W charging, 120Hz screen, 108MP Camera
Infinix has added another member to the infinix Note 12 series dubbed as Infinix Note 12 VIP, and it supports 120W Hyper Charge.
Infinix Note 12 VIP
Infinix Note 12 VIP features a 6.7” AMOLED display with FHD+ resolution, similar to the original Note 12 display, but noticeably more capable. This is a 10-bit panel with 100% DCI-P3 coverage and 120Hz refresh rate (plus 360Hz touch sampling rate).
Looking at the cameras, the main camera on the back has a 108MP sensor (1/1.67”, 1.92µm pixels after 9-in-1 pixel binning), 13MP ultrawide-angle camera as well as the Laser AF system.
The new Note 12 VIP have 16MP selfie camera and XOS 10.6 software (based on Android 12) and run 8GB of real RAM and can enable 5GB of virtual RAM.
The device is housed by a 4,500mAh battery that supports 120W Hyper Charge technology.
The Infinix Note 12 VIP will be available soon in select regions at $300. You can visit the official site, which will guide you to a store near you.
Infinix Note 12 G96
The second device launched is the Note 12 G96 named after the Helio G96, a 12nm chipset (2x A76, 6x A55, Mali-G57 MC4).
Infinix Note 12 G96 features a 6.7-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with a 60Hz refresh rate. Under the hood, the smartphone is powered by MediaTek Helio G96 chipset paired with up to 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of internal storage. The smartphone runs on Android 12 OS out of the box.
When it comes to camera, the device features a dual lens camera setup at the back with 50MP primary lens and a 2MP depth sensor. For video calls and selfies, the smartphone comes with a 16MP front-facing camera.
The Infinix Note 12 is housed by a 5,000mAh battery that supports 33W fast charging. The Infinix Note 12 (G96) will sell for $200. More details at the official site.