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Save Data on Facebook with a Few Simple Clicks

So you’ve already started saving money by ditching your unlimited plan, for a better plan that fits you’re needs. Now what? How about we cut down your data usage even more!

It’s no secret that the Facebook app is a data hog. All those pictures, auto-playing videos, and status updates burn through a data plan quickly. While we can’t stop your friends from sharing funny cat videos, we can stop those videos from automatically playing when we’re not on Wi-FI, and save data automatically.

Save Data on Android

If you have an Android phone or tablet, you’re in luck because the Facebook Android app has a built in data saving feature.

Android Save Data Facebook

Go to Facebook Settings and tap on the 4th option”Data Saver

Android Save Data Facebook

Tell just toggle the switch on the right to turn it on.

Save Data on iPhone

While there is not data saver option for iOS devices, you can still turn off Autoplay videos

US Mobile Facebook save data

Go to Facebook Menu

save data Facebook settings

Tap on Settings at the bottom

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Choose Account Settings

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Tap on Videos and Playlists

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Then Autoplay

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Since Facebook automatically selects “On Mobile Data and Wi-Fi connections,” go ahead and choose either “On Wi-Fi Connections Only” or “Never Autoplay Videos”

And it’s that simple! In just a few steps you could be saving a few bucks in data usage every month. Even better you’ll most likely¬† see your battery burn less quickly.¬†