How to activate low data mode on your iPhone

Activate the Low Data Mode on your iPhone to save data usage. Even if you do your best to limit your usage data, it always goes faster than you think. With the Low Data Mode enabled your data subscription plan will last a lot longer. Let’s find out how we can enable this mode on your iPhone.

Breaking down “Low Data Mode”

In iOS 13 or higher versions, when you turn on “Low data Mode”, all background communication gets shut down. All background apps, as well as their syncing gets, paused. All non-urgent sync tasks get postponed till later when you connect to a network with ample data to spare.

The consequence of this is that some apps would not do their background tasks. For example, Photos won’t back up your pictures.

But the good thins is, there isn’t any real noticeable difference in using your iPhone. If you experience any issues you can change the sync settings per application.

The Low Data Mode is one cool feature that Apple included as an update in iOS 13. If you enable this function, you can save a good amount of data.

Now let’s look at how to activate it for cellular data.

How to activate Low Data Mode for Cellular Data

To activate Low Data Mode on your cellular data connection on your iPhone, go to Settings > Cellular.

Then go on and tap on “Cellular Data Options”. You should see something like this.

Switch on the toggle next to “Low Data Mode” to activate the feature.

Now we will look at how we can also activate this feature for WiFi networks.

How to activate Low Data Mode for Wi-Fi networks

Yes, you can do the same for WiFi networks. You can actually select particular WiFi networks and enable Low Data Mode. To do this, go to Settings, and turn on WiFi.

Choose the network you wish to limit data usage on and click the “i” icon in front of it.

Switch the toggle next to “Low Data Mode” to activate the feature.

Low Data Mode is now activated on your selected WiFi networks. It is also possible to enable his feature for specific applications. Instagram for example. Another way to save data is to decrease audio and video quality. We will cover this in another article.