Tips on Beating Your Data Caps

Tips on Beating Your Data Caps

Are you concerned about exceeding your internet service’s monthly data cap? Most of us live our lives on the internet these days. We surf web pages on it, stream videos, and download games and movies.

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Are you concerned about exceeding your internet service’s monthly data cap?

Most of us live our lives on the internet these days. We surf web pages on it, stream videos, and download games and movies. All of these activities consume a decent chunk of our monthly bandwidth, restricting your ability to use the internet.

Once you hit your data cap, your connection will be throttled, and you’ll either have to pay extra for more bandwidth or wait till the end of the month.

And while you might be unable to bypass the data cap set by your ISP, there are some ways that can help you avoid reaching your limit in the first place, allowing you to browse the internet without running out of data

 Tweak your browser settings to maximize data savings

You can change your browser’s settings to maximize data savings. There are several tutorials available on Google and YouTube that shows you how to save on data usage by making small tweaks.

You can also restrict the auto-loading option for videos or perhaps disable images if you’re really looking to minimize data consumption.


Use the Data Saver extension for Chrome

You can use Google’s “compression extension”, which—as the name suggests—compresses web pages before sending them to your browser. As a result, the page will consume less data, enabling you to save a decent amount of bandwidth until the end of the month.

Keep a tab on your downloads and streaming

Streaming your favorite shows every day can devour a considerable amount of data. Moreover, if you download heavy files, they consume large quantities of data, and may leave you throttled at the end of the month. Try to be mindful of how much you’re binge-watching Netflix.