Are you losing data unknowingly on your iPhone? Now if you are a power user of social network sites such as Facebook and Twitter, chances are you are losing data from these networks.
Facebook and Twitter is different from what it used be before. There are plenty of videos and gifs that are shared online either by your friend, a group that you are part of or a person you are following. These videos and gifs do not need your permission to play. The videos and gifs get played as soon as you scroll to its position. This is one way social media sites can grab your attention making you stay for long and download more stuffs.
The problem with this arrangement is the download of data without your permission. This is going to cost you if you are under tight data budget.
Disable auto download of videos on Facebook and Twitter. So here is how to save data on Facebook and Twitter.
Disable autoplay videos on Facebook App
The steps mentioned below are for official Facebook App. Other Facebooks App should have similar configuration.
- Open Facebook App
- Tap three horizontal stripes at bottom right
- Tap Settings
- Tap Account Settings
- Tap Videos and Photos
- Tap Autoplay
- Select the option, Only with WiFi connections
Disable autoplay videos on Twitter App
The steps below is applicable for the official Twitter App. For other Twitter Apps, you may find similar settings.
- Open Twitter App
- Tap on the Account button on the bottom right side of the screen
- Tap Settings in the window that popped up
- Tap on Data
- Tap Autoplay video
- Select Use only WiFi
That’s it. The videos and gif’s won’t be downloaded automatically unless the device is connected online using WiFi connection. If you want to play a video when you are not in WiFi, simply click on it to play the video.