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WhatsApp is known as many things, but an accolade that doesn’t reach the masses that often is that of a mobile data devourer. It’s becoming more and more noticeable that WhatsApp eats up a lot of mobile data while users are enjoying its numerous features and functionalities.

No doubt, everyone would like to not be put in a position where they have to choose between using WhatsApp and their phone dying mid-day, so to make that happen, we bring you a few simple tricks that will surely reduce the amount of mobile data your WhatsApp client uses.



Reduce video auto download

WhatsApp provides a video auto download feature which, as the name suggests, download any video you receive by default. You can and should disable this as downloading a video puts a strain on your mobile data. If it’s a video you want to see, you can manually download it at a convenient time.

Voice quality downgrade

When trying to initiate a voice call, you can downgrade the voice call quality to reduce the mobile data consumed during the call. WhatsApp will still help you get your message across and understand what the other person is trying to tell you, not to mention you will save a lot in mobile data in the process.

Restrict backups to WiFi

WhatsApp offers a great backup feature which safe keeps data in case something happens to your device. However, as you would imagine, this will bite huge chunks out of your mobile data, depending on how big each backup is. By setting it so that it only performs backups when your device uses a WiFi connection instead of mobile data, you can save up quite a bit on the latter.

By using these simple tricks, you will noticeably reduce the mobile data drainage while using WhatsApp. Don’t hesitate to give them a try and share them with friends struck by the same mobile data issues.

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