How to Set a Data Consumption Limit on Android or iPhone?

Then we will see how to set a data consumption limit on Android or iPhone in a very simple way to save a few euros.

Despite the fact that the data plans are varied and there is a fairly significant number of these. Many of us continue to worry about spending more and when the bill arrives we will find a surprise that is not at all pleasant.

The best thing is to have the possibility to control mobile data spending to reduce consumption and to make ends meet with the plan we currently have. If we are aware of the amount we are spending and there are still days to make ends meet, then we can be more cautious when consuming data and never run out of it.

In addition, in some countries there are plans where you pay what you spend without any kind of limitation and this can generate a considerable debt at the end of the month.

That is why we are going to see what is the best way to configure a data consumption limit on both Android and iPhone and in this way you can keep track of all the data you spend when you are not connected to a Wi-Fi network.

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How to set a data consumption limit on Android

Android has configuration options that allow us to establish certain limits regarding the consumption of mobile data. Which is pretty cool since we don’t need to install third-party apps.

How do we do it? The first thing we have to do is go to “Settings“Once we are here we will look for the option of”Use of data”.

In this section we are going to see all the data that we have consumed so far. What we can do here is set a limit on mobile data and alarms to avoid consuming more.

All we have to do is press on “Billing cycle”. Here we will be able to activate alarms, we go to the option of “Define data warning for alarms”And we will have to indicate the amount of data limit for the alarm to sound, it can be 1 GB, 2 GB, etc.

In case we want to set a limit without alarm, we can go to “Limit data usage”Clarify the limit and when it is reached the device will stop using mobile data.

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How to set a data consumption limit on iPhone

In the case of Apple’s iOS, we do not have the possibility to set a data limit or alarms natively. To achieve this we will have to install an application called My Data Manager.

The application is free and has an intuitive interface which is quite simple to use. With it, we will be able to manage data consumption and see how much we have spent so far.

We will not be able set a data limit as in the case of Android. But if we can have the alarms. In this way, when the established limit is reached, the only thing we will have to do is deactivate the mobile data manually in case we do not want to spend more.

To configure the app, after downloading and installing it. What you should do is go to the menu Settings of it and enter My plans then we will have to specify the monthly data limit.

To have the alarms you simply have to enter My alarms and define the parameters so that the alarm sounds and warns us that we are reaching the defined mobile data limit.

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