How to Reduce Snapchat Mobile Data Usage.
If you need to stick to strict monthly data use limits to avoid getting charged extra, This guide will show you how to limit the amount of mobile data used by Snapchat on your phone or tablet. A simple change that could help you save money on data charges.
To put things in perspective, Snapchat doesn’t use nearly as much data as watching and uploading videos on YouTube or Facebook. Snapchat, on the other hand, will use more data than you might realize if you’re Snap-happy and send considerably more video snaps than photos. Mobile data plans and costs vary depending on where you reside, so making the most of what you have each month is critical. Fortunately, there is a simple way to modify Snapchat to use far less data than it does by default.
Even if you limit the number of Snaps you send each day, week, or month, Snapchat will use more data than you might expect. This is because whenever you open the app, Snaps sent to you, as well as friends’ Stories, are instantly downloaded. The good news is that, while this is the default setting, you may modify it manually.
Snapchat, like many other social media and messaging apps, has a data-saving function called Travel Mode, which disables all automatic downloads when using Mobile Data. Any Snaps you get while using mobile data will need to be manually downloaded if you enable Snapchat’s Travel Mode function. This is accomplished by just tapping on them to initiate the download and playback process. All of the instructions you’ll need to enable Snapchat Travel Mode on your device can be found below.
How to Save Mobile Data in Snapchat by Enabling Travel Mode.
Clearly, the first step is to open Snapchat. You will need to slide down from the top of the screen to see the menu screen from the main Snapchat window. To access Settings, tap the gear icon in the top right corner.
- Once you are on the main settings page, scroll down until you see the Additional Services heading, followed by the options Manage or Manage Preferences. (Depending on your device, the title for this will be slightly different) To open the next list of configurable options, tap whichever option is available on your device.
- This is the last menu you will need to go through; you will now see the Travel Mode selection. To enable the data saving feature, simply check the box to the right of the choice. You’ll have to manually touch to download any new Snaps you receive after you’ve activated the option.