If you are on a limited data plan with your smartphone and running low on data, turn on Low Data Mode. It will reduce the data usage by your iPhone, and here’s how to use it.

Low Data Mode

iOS 13 has a feature called Low Data Mode, which shuts off all background communication. It will turn off Background App Refresh, which allows apps to reach out to their servers, even when they are closed. This is how you can get notifications or social media updates to your lock screen.  It will pause the Photos app from backing up your photos and request all non-urgent apps to postpone sync tasks.

When it comes to day to day use, you won’t see much of a difference. You will have to sync to update your apps manually. To load the new data, swipe down from the top while using the app.

Enable For Cellular Connections

To begin, open the Settings app. Secondly, scroll down to the Cellular tab. Once in this menu, scroll until you find the Cellular Data Options. Toggle the Low Data Mode on to activate this feature.

Enable For WiFi Connections

You can also turn on this feature for WiFi networks (some ISPs have data caps). Go back to the Settings app. Next, tap on the WiFi option. Find the system you are connected to or want to join. Tap the ‘i’ icon next to the network’s name. Within this option, there will be a Low Data Mode toggle.

Individual applications may also have low data options within the app’s settings. If you found this article interesting or helpful, check our other posts!