Quick tips to get the most from your phone, your favorite apps and your Ting service. No fluff. Just the tips.
Disable specific iOS apps from using mobile data
Apps are pretty awesome. What’s not awesome is apps that decide, without any input from you, that your cellular data connection is their personal plaything. We’re looking at you, Snapchat.
Thankfully, iOS lets you choose which apps will work when you’re on-the-go, and which ones will stay dormant until you find yourself back in a Wi-Fi connected environment. This feature is particularly handy for those who are bandwidth conscious or prone to accidentally hitting the wrong app icon (we’ve all been there).
But wait, you ask, isn’t not opening the app enough? Sort of. While iOS’s background application management is designed to put the app completely to sleep, some apps will continue talking with their servers for status updates (like new e-mail, message notifications, etc). In terms of data used, these are minor updates. But they do add up towards your monthly data usage – so why not turn them off if they’re not essential?
So if you’re wondering how to control which iOS apps use cellular data, follow today’s two-step Ting tip to learn and start saving your mobile data for more important matters (like streaming cat videos).
Using Android? Here’s how to control which apps use background data.