If you’re anything like me, you’re probably always on the lookout for ways to conserve your data usage. And one of the best ways to do that is by turning on low data mode on your phone. But what exactly is low data mode and how do you turn it on? Here’s a quick rundown.
Table of Contents
What is Low Data Mode?
Low Data Mode is a feature that limits the amount of data your iPhone uses. It does this by turning off certain features and apps that use a lot of data. This can be helpful if you’re on a limited data plan, or if you’re in an area with poor cellular coverage. Low Data Mode is available in iOS 13 and later. Here’s how to turn it off:
- On your iPhone, go to Settings > Cellular.
- Tap the switch next to Low Data Mode.
- When Low Data Mode is off, you’ll see a blue checkmark next to it.
Why Turn Off Low Data Mode?
Low Data Mode is a great way to save on your cellular data usage, but there are some reasons why you might want to turn it off. For example, if you’re trying to download a large file or stream a video in HD, you’ll need to disable Low Data Mode to get the best quality. Or, if you’re troubleshooting an issue with your iPhone or iPad, disabling Low Data Mode can help rule out any potential problems with low data connectivity. Here’s how to turn off Low Data Mode on your iPhone or iPad:
- Open the Settings app.
- Tap “Cellular.”
- Tap “Cellular Data Options.”
- Tap the switch next to “Low Data Mode” to turn it off.
How to turn off low data mode
This quick guide will show you how to turn off low data mode on your iPhone. Low data mode is a new feature in iOS 13 that reduces the amount of data your iPhone uses. It’s useful for when you want to save data, or if you have a slow or unreliable internet connection.
To turn off low data mode, go to Settings > Cellular > Cellular Data Options and tap the switch next to Low Data Mode.
How to turn off low data mode on iPad
If you’re not happy with the way your iPad is using data, you can Turn Off Low Data Mode in the Settings app. Low Data Mode is an optional setting that can be used to limit the amount of data your iPad uses. This can be useful if you have a metered data plan, or if you want to conserve data for some reason.
To turn off Low Data Mode, follow these steps:
- Open the Settings app on your iPad.
- Scroll down and tap on Cellular Data.
- Tap on the switch next to Low Data Mode to turn it off.
How to turn off low data mode on iPhone
If you’re trying to save on your data usage, you can turn off Low Data Mode on your iPhone. This feature limits the amount of data your phone uses, and can be turned on and off in the Settings app.
- Open the Settings app.
- Tap Cellular.
- Tap the switch next to Low Data Mode to turn it off.
How to turn off low data mode on hotspot
Hotspot data usage is high and you want to turn off low data mode to conserve your data. Here’s how:
First, open your Settings app and tap on Cellular.
Next, scroll down to the bottom of the page and tap on the slider for Low Data Mode. When it’s off, your hotspot will use more data.
Should You Leave Low Data Mode On?
Low data mode is a great way to save on your data usage, but you may be wondering if you should leave it on all the time. The truth is, it depends on your needs. If you’re someone who uses a lot of data, you may want to keep low data mode turned off so you can take advantage of all the features of your phone. However, if you’re someone who doesn’t use a lot of data or you’re trying to conserve your data usage, you may want to leave low data mode on.
How to use low data mode with other data-saving features
Low data mode is a great way to save data on your iPhone or iPad, but you can also use other data-saving features to help reduce your data usage. Here are some tips:
Turn off Background App Refresh: This feature lets apps refresh their content in the background when you’re not using them. To turn it off, go to Settings > General > Background App Refresh and select the apps that you don’t want to refresh in the background.
Turn off Automatic Downloads: This feature lets apps download content in the background when you’re not using them. To turn it off, go to Settings > iTunes & App Store and turn off the toggle for Automatic Downloads.
Limit your app usage: Some apps use more data than others. If you find that you’re using a lot of data with a particular app, try limiting your usage of that app or delete it entirely.
Turn off Cellular Data: You can turn off Cellular Data altogether if you want to save even more data. To do this, go to Settings > Cellular and turn off the toggle for Cellular Data.
How to take advantage of low data mode on different devices
Now that you know what low data mode is, you’re probably wondering how you can take advantage of it on your different devices. Here’s a quick guide:
On iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
You can turn low data mode on or off in the cellular settings. First, go to Settings > Cellular or Settings > Mobile Data, then turn off the switch next to Low Data Mode. To turn it back on, just follow the same steps and turn the switch back on.
On a Mac
Low data mode is coming to macOS Sierra in the fall of 2016. When it arrives, you’ll be able to find it in the Network pane of System Preferences. Just click the checkbox next to “Enable low data mode” to turn it on.
Microsoft Windows 10
Microsoft is currently working on adding low data mode to Windows 10. For now, there isn’t an official release date or any other information about how it will work. However, Microsoft has said that the feature will be available “soon” so we expect to see it sometime in 2016.