Facebook is one of the best social networking apps with more than 2 million users which is one-third of the total population of the earth. But, you may not be aware that Facebook using too much of your mobile data. Instead of that, people don’t want to give up the app. If you are using Facebook regularly or weekly, it eats your mobile data rapidly because of some incorrect settings on your device. Let’s check out how to reduce Facebook data usage on Android and iPhone.

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Nowadays, people are addicted to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and more social interacting app to connect with friends from all around the world. But, sometimes while using the app with mobile data, they forget about the internet data limits. It results, you won’t be able to use mobile data when you need sometimes for important work. There are plenty things consumed your maximum mobile data while using the app. So, we are here to show you certain methods to reduce Facebook data usage on your Android and iPhone.
How to Reduce Facebook Data Usage on Android and iPhone

How to Reduce Mobile Data Usage in Facebook for Android and iPhone

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There are few things like autoplay video, constant notifications, high-resolution uploads and other factors can use your mobile data Constantly. Hence, we are going to change these settings to use minimum Facebook data usage on your device.

Turn ON Data Saver mode in Facebook

The Facebook Android app has a great data saver mode to control your mobile data with the help of reducing image size and stop automatic video playing.

Here’s how to turn on data saver mode in Facebook.

Step #1. Launch the Facebook app on your Android device.

Launch Facebook app on your AndroidStep #2. Tap on hamburger menu at the top right corner of the app.

Tap on hamburger menu in Facebook app on AndroidStep #3. Scroll down to the Data Saver under the “Help & Settings” and tap on it.

Tap on Data Saver in Facebook app on AndroidStep #4. Next, you will get a toggle to turn ON Data Saver mode. You will also receive an option to automatically Turn off the data saver mode when your device connected to Wi-Fi.

Turn on Data Saver mode in Android Facebook AppWell, those who don’t have data saver more option, we recommend you to access Facebook in Opera mini browser. It runs faster than the Facebook app and consumes less mobile data compare to Facebook app. Additionally, it built-in Adblock to stop unwanted pop-up or ads on your Android device.

Turn Off Auto-play videos

The automatic video playing in the Facebook timeline can consume too much mobile data. Hence, you can disable auto-play video in Facebook to save you mobile data.

On iPhone

Step #1. Launch the Facebook app on your iPhone.

Launch Facebook app on your iPhoneStep #2. Tap on hamburger icon at the bottom right of the screen.

Tap on hamburger icon at the bottom right of the screen on iPhoneStep #3. Scroll down, tap on SettingsAccount Settings.

Tap on Settings and then Tap on Account Settings in iPhone Facebook AppStep #4. Next up, tap on Videos and photos.

Tap on Videos and photos in iPhone Facebook AppStep #5. Now, you need to tap on Auto-play under the video settings and select “Never auto-play video” or “On Wi-Fi connection only”.

Tap on Auto-play under the video settings and select Never auto-play video in Facebook on iPhoneOn Android

Step #1. Open the Facebook app on your Android phone.

Launch Facebook app on your AndroidStep #2. Tap on hamburger icon at the top right corner.

Tap on hamburger menu in Android Facebook appStep #3. Scroll down to the “Help & Settings” section and tap on App Settings.

Tap on App Settings in Android Facebook AppStep #4. Now you need to tap on Autoplay and select “Never Autoplay Videos” or “On Wi-Fi Connection Only” as per your preference.
Tap on Autoplay and select Never Autoplay Videos or On Wi-Fi Connection Only in Android Facebook App

Turn Off Facebook notifications

Whenever you receive a friend request, comment, like or any other notification, Facebook uses your mobile data and send you notification alert. Thus, if your Facebook notification alert is turned on, then you can turn it off to reduce Facebook data usage.

On iPhone

Step #1. Launch SettingsNotifications.

Go to Settings and Tap on Notifications on iPhoneStep #2. Tap on Facebook.

Tap on Facebook Under Notification on iPhoneStep #3. Now you need to turn off the switch next to Allow notification.

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Turn Off Facebook Notification on iPhoneOn Android

Step #1. Launch SettingsNotifications.

Tap on Notifications on Android PhoneStep #2. Next, tap on Facebook.

Tap on Facebook in Settings on Android phoneStep #3. Now, Switch the toggle next to Show Notification to turn off a Facebook notification.

Turn off a Facebook notification on Android PhoneIf you have disabled Facebook notification on your Android or iPhone, then you will be able to save your maximum mobile data compared to earlier.

Set Photo and Video Upload Quality Limit

If you are uploading lots of photo and video on Facebook and all your media file has been uploading in standard quality, then it uses more of your mobile data. But, you can turn it off in the Facebook settings.

On iPhone

Step #1. Open Facebook app on your iPhone.

Launch Facebook app on your iPhoneStep #2. Tap on hamburger icon at the bottom right of the screen.

Tap on hamburger icon at the bottom right of the screen on iPhoneStep #3. Scroll down tap on SettingsAccount Settings.

Tap on Settings and then Tap on Account Settings in iPhone Facebook AppStep #4. Next up, tap on Videos and photos.

Tap on Videos and photos in iPhone Facebook AppStep #5. Now you need to switch toggle next to “Upload HD” in both section – Video settings and Photo settings to turn it off.

Turn Off Upload HD Video and Photo Settings in Facebook on iPhoneOn Android

Step #1. Open the Facebook app on your Android phone.

Launch Facebook app on your AndroidStep #2. Tap on hamburger icon at the top right corner.

Tap on hamburger menu in Android Facebook appStep #3. Scroll down to the “Help & Settings” section and tap on App Settings.

Tap on App Settings in Android Facebook AppStep #4. Now you need to switch toggle next to “Upload Photo’s in HD” and “Upload Videos in HD” to turn off.
Turn Off Upload Photo’s in HD and Upload Videos in HD in Android Facebook App

Use Facebook Lite App

Facebook Lite is the slimmest version of the Facebook to access your account in faster even in slow internet connection. The Lite version of the Facebook is specially designed for Android users who are struggling with the slow and weak internet connection. It also uses minimum mobile data on your device. Hence, if you are still using Facebook on an internet browser, then the time has come to install Facebook Lite on your Android phone and reduce your mobile data usage.
Use Facebook Lite App on Android device

Facebook Mobile Data Settings

In the Facebook app, there is a Mobile Data option available for Android users to control your mobile data and protect your personal information by VPN. You can save data, select an amount and get alerted when you reach the limit. It can also set a background data limit to reduce Facebook mobile data in your Android device.

Step #1. Launch the Facebook app on your Android device.

Launch Facebook app on your AndroidStep #2. Open Facebook menu by tapping hamburger icon at the top right corner of the app.

Tap on hamburger menu in Android Facebook appStep #3. Scroll down to Mobile Data and tap on it.

Tap on Mobile Data in Android Facebook AppStep #4. Tap on Install and get started to set the limit and save your mobile data.

Tap on Install and get started to set the limit and save your mobile dataWell, you can also turn off Facebook Live Notifications on your Android or iPhone to reduce mobile data usage. Once you followed these methods on your smartphone while using Facebook; you will definitely be able to save your clear-cut mobile data.

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