How to make my data subscription last longer in Nigeria

A lot of mobile data subscribers keep complaining of how they sub their mobile phone 6 times a month. Meanwhile, a month subscription is normally supposed to last for 30 days.

I believe your mobile data subscription don’t last as long as expected, that is why you are probably here reading this post. I mean, have you ever had that painful experience, after subscribing for 6GB data and it finishes within 1 week, and the only thought on your mind is “My network provider is scamming me.”

If you subscribe more than 3 times in a month for data that is supposed to last you for 30 days, then something is wrong somewhere. No download, no streaming, but just little oshaprapra on Instagram and your data appears to be gone; then something is really wrong somewhere.

Guess what? There is either an app running at the background of your smartphone consuming your data or their are some app settings you did not apply after download.

From my little experience, if an applications on your smartphone is on “auto-update” it will consume your data because the auto-update will automatically update the app without your knowledge. If you are a social freak and you always spend time on Facebook, Snapchat or Instagram, these are data consuming apps, these apps even without logging in, consumes your data from background that is why your battery doesn’t last long.

Follow these instructions and your data will last longer

Turn off App Auto-update

Whenever you download a new app from play store, first thing you should do is to turn off Auto-update. Go to the app settings and turn it off.

Playstore – Set to Update Apps on Wi-fi Only:

Go to the Google Play store

Click on Menu & go to Settings

Click on Auto-update apps.

Select “Auto-update apps over Wi-Fi only”.

You also have the .option to choose “Do not auto-update apps“.

Turn off Facebook Video Auto-play:

Go to your Facebook option icon (the three horizontal bars at the top right corner)

Click on App Settings (Under help & settings)

Click on AutoPlay

Select Never autoplay Videos.

In addition, you can activate the “Data Saver” option

Navigate to the Options icon,

Then go to settings & Privacy

Select Data Saver,

Toggle the data saver on.

WhatsApp – Deactivate Auto-Download:

Please use this setting for group Chatsworth too.

Go to the “settings” section in your WhatsApp APP

Click on “Data and Storage Usage”

Select Media Auto-Download option

Deselect all options under “When Using Mobile Data”

You can also enable low data usage for WhatsApp Calls.

Instagram – Settings to Use less Data

Open Instagram options

Go to Settings

Select Cellular Data Use

Then tick Use Less Data.

Twitter – Deactivate Video Auto Play:

Go to your Twitter profile icon.

Click on Settings and Privacy

Select Data Usage

Set Video Autoplay to Never


Go to Snapchat Settings

Click on “Manage” under “Additional Services”

Tick the “Travel Mode” box

YouTube – Limit your mobile data usage:

Open the YouTube App

Tap on the profile icon at the top right corner

Select Settings

Click on General

Turn on “Limit Mobile Data Usage”

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