technology

save data or at least reduce the consumption, optimize for rural regions, holidays, etc.

your inclusive data volume is up… throttling to 64 kbit/s.

the consuption of data doubles every year, the mobile abo’s evolved as well but there is a gap between the required data volume for services and the availbale mobile capacity, below approximately amount for different services

teams e.g. need for a group websession 1 Mbps, when turn off incoming video it could reduced further for about 75%, tested by myself, round about 1GB per workday

read below some further tipps in different catagories to optimze mobile data consuption


windows

right at your windows10 device, your can select your phone hotspot as a metered connection, cellular data connections are set as metered by default

below you can additionally view data usage per app and set a data limit

chrome android

  • at your android enable for chrome browser the lite mode in settings > advanced > turn on lite mode
  • data usage of apps and set a capacity limit could be reviewed in settings > mobile network > data warning (depending on android vendor)
  • file download, disable in your mail client or chat app the automatic download of media and attachments
  • other browser e.g. Brave to use integrated add blocker and enable data compression
  • battery saver, when enabled disallow app launch in background and disable push notifications

iOS

with iOS13 there is a new feature called low data mode, enabel in settings > mobile data

also possible to review the volume per app in mobile data and disable unreqired

spotify

reduce consuption for your favourite playlist, choose

  1. tab start
  2. tab settings
  3. tab data saver
  4. enable it

offline

try plan to use offline apps, while download and store data infront of traveling, read below

offline is the new online

in times like always connected, it could happen – no connection – no fear, here are apps with offline functionality to bridge with google maps – download areas and maps offline, others maps.me, here   spotify – offline music in flight mode, required premium subscription   amazon kindle – ebooks pay it, download it, read it offline… Continue reading offline is the new online

… check every app whether it offers a data save option

general, technology

digital detox

christmas time, family time – decide for a smartphone diet, focus to the really important things

  • turn you device in airplane/fight mode
  • configure do not disturbe

  • remove unneccesary notifications
  • clean desk, delete apps

  • work profile could turned off for android enterprise

or

  • reactivate your old school watch
  • buy an classic alarm clock
  • shut down your smartphone
general

offline is the new online

in times like always connected, it could happen – no connection – no fear, here are apps with offline functionality to bridge with

google_mapsgoogle maps – download areas and maps offline, others maps.me, here

 

spotifyspotify – offline music in flight mode, required premium subscription

 

amazon_kindleamazon kindle – ebooks pay it, download it, read it offline

 

podcastspocket casts – hundreds of thousands of podcasts offline

 

feedmefeedme – rss reader app, get all your news offline

 

onenote

one note – notes offline and synced online

 

lastpass

lastpass – password store and manager with offline functionality

 

tripadvisor tripadvisor – travelling offline, hotels, flights or city guides

 

pocket

pocket – import articles to read it later – offline

 

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