5 iPhone 6S, 6S Plus Hacks To Save Cellular Data

By Adie Pie , Aug 08, 2016 05:00 AM EDT

The iPhone can do so much, but often times has corresponding consequences. For example, it's efficiency and reliability is often tied down by battery life and data charges. But while users can simple charge their phones to regain battery life, they cannot get refunds on the data charges incurred. Fortunately, there are a few tricks to help curb the expenses.

1. Have A Data Plan

According to Digital Trends, it is important to know how much data is actually being used. A way to do this is by going to the carrier's website and checking how much data was consumed in the last few months. Taking a plan that is more than, but closest to, the highest amount of data actually used is one sure-fire way for carriers not to charge you for extra data.

2. Cellular Data Warnings and Limits

The next thing to do is to set a data limit usage on one's device, as well as warnings. In order to do this, users need to go to Settings → Cellular → Reset Statistics. This will put all the numbers back to zero, as they do not automatically reset each billing period.

However, there is also the option to use a specific carrier's app, because the company might have different means of counting data.

3. Use Wi-Fi Religiously

The use of Wi-Fi costs nothing and actually uses up less battery. Users should make it a habit to check for Wi-Fi connections in new areas, as the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus will automatically pick these up the next time the connection is in range.

4. Take Advantage Of Mobile Versions

At this point, plenty of websites offer "mobile versions" when browsing. Not only is this option more user friendly, as it fits to the screen perfectly, but it also takes less data to load.

5. Remove Wi-Fi Assist

Wi-Fi assist is a theoretically good feature found in the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus. However, it does take its toll on data charges.

According to Mamamia, when the feature is turned on, the handheld automatically switches from Wi-Fi to data depending on which connection is stronger. To turn this feature off, simply go to Settings → Mobile → Wi-Fi Assist.

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