We thought we would share a few tips and tricks on how manage your data usage.
The Fido My Account app is your best bet to track your usage. It automatically follows your billing cycle and resets with it each month.
Our top tip: consider connecting to Wi-Fi if you're downloading or streaming video/music.
Some phones have an option to set a data limit in the phone settings:
Note that the steps may vary a little between Android phones due to the differences in the model and OS version, but it shouldn’t be too hard to find.
Set your phone to connect to Wi-Fi when you get home, and check that you’re still connected to Wi-Fi before downloading a large file or streaming video/music.
Android users can also control which apps use background data:
Check out this video to find out how to disable Auto Switch:
iOS (iPhones & iPads)
Turn off Wi-Fi Assist (when it's on, it automatically uses cellular data when Wi-Fi connectivity is poor):
Stop Background App Refresh:
Disable Cellular Data by App (select which apps are allowed to transfer data over a cellular connection):
TAKE YOUR GOOGLE MAPS OFFLINE:
Save your data by downloading maps in advance. In the Google Maps app, tap the menu icon and select Offline maps → Select your own map. Choose the area you'd like to download and press Download.
Don't forget that you have 5 extra hours of data per month!