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Four ways to free up space on your iPhone

 

Constantly finding yourself running out of space on your iPhone? No more apps to delete? Never fear, Ting is here!

Clean up your iPhone storage with these four unique tricks. While some of these might seem bizarre and the results may vary, they totally work.

Save on smartphone mobile data with the free Cut Your Data ebook

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Lowering your cellular data usage is much easier than you think. The major carriers want you to believe that an unlimited plan is necessary in this day and age, but how much mobile data do you really need?

You can have an identical smartphone experience with a much lower bill just by taking advantage of data saving features in popular apps and using Wi-Fi where available.

The comprehensive Cut your Data ebook helps you understand how your mobile data is being used and how to take control of said usage. The book starts with an audit of how much data you’re using today, whether you’re on iPhone or Android. Next, we jump into some general data saving strategies before taking a look at how to limit data usage in all the popular apps and services used today, like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.

You should totally download it… if only for the horoscopes on the last page.

If you’re thirsty for more info, check out our complete list of guides and tutorials on ways to lower mobile data usage and save on your cell phone bill.

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Six (more) simple tips to save money on smartphone mobile data

You’re probably using more mobile data than you need to. If you’re overpaying for an unlimited plan, by all means use as much as you possibly can. If you’ve realized that there’s a smarter way to do mobile though, then read on.

If you’re not interested in using your smartphone less, don’t sweat it! Often, all it takes is switching on a setting or scheduling a download to cut your monthly mobile data usage by half.

Our first six simple tips to save on mobile data post garnered a ton of helpful reader tips and feedback. So, we’re doing the redux!

Following is a list of popular apps that include options to reduce the amount of data sent across a mobile network. We also include a section on Google’s universal toggle for disabling mobile data, so if you’re only interested in one data saving tip today, make it this one!

Make a call through Hangouts for free on Android

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Quick tips to get the most from your phone, your favorite apps and your Ting service. No fluff. Just the tips.

Use Wi-Fi to make a call through Hangouts

If you’re connected to Wi-Fi, you don’t need to use your voice minutes to place a call through Hangouts to the United States or Canada.

Google Hangouts is an app for texting, calling and video chatting on your mobile device. It also lets you place phone calls over the Internet, instead of your voice network. If you’re on Wi-Fi you won’t be using your mobile data either, meaning you can talk for as long as you want at no cost whatsoever!

The latest Hangouts 4.0 update brings caller ID to your outbound calls too. No longer will you show up as “Unknown” – your friends and family now see your Ting number when you call!

If you have a Google Voice account you can also receive calls through Hangouts, text through the app and more.

Follow along with the GIFs below and start saving even more on your monthly bill.

Use an iPhone? We have a step-by-step article on how to make a call through Hangouts with iPhone as well.

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Five things you didn’t know Google Assistant could do

Google Assistant, Android’s official voice command software (available for iOS in the Apple App Store), is a useful tool that has been impressing us more and more through each update it brings.

You may think it’s only used to input voice-to-text in messages, emails and Google searches, but there’s much more under the hood than you might expect. We’ve been keeping tabs on the powerful features in Google Assistsnt and decided to list some valuable tricks that you may not have heard about.

Whether you’re navigating across town, listening to music or looking to go out for a meal, Google Assistant can not only make things easier, but enhance your life on a daily basis.

If you’re not able to get the “OK Google” voice action to work, you may need to turn the feature on in the Google Assistant settings page. To enable this:

Open the Google app (called googlenowGoogle in the app drawer) > Tap the menuiconmenu button in the top left > SettingsVoice > “Ok Google” detection > Enable Always on or From any screen


Learn more in the full article


Download Netflix shows and movies for offline use

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Quick tips to get the most from your phone, your favorite apps and your Ting service. No fluff. Just the tips.

 

Netflix now allows movies and TV shows to be downloaded and watched offline.

Offline viewing is feature that Ting customers in particular have been waiting for. Now, with a tiny bit of pre-planning, you can save your favorite shows and movies and watch them, in full resolution, whenever you want.

Every Netflix original is available to be downloaded and stored for offline viewing. Beyond Netflix original content, you’ll find a wealth of TV shows, movies and specials available. Just keep an eye out for the new Download option in the listing.