Gmail often uses up a lot of mobile data, especially if you use this email platform regularly on your mobile device. Gmail is an extremely easy and convenient way to communicate with other people or businesses, while you are on the move. However, this convenience comes at a cost. This is why it’s important to find ways to reduce your mobile data usage. Once you know how to prevent Gmail from eating your mobile data, you can start to communicate with others and use your mobile device in a much more efficient manner. These are some of the most effective ways you can reduce the amount of mobile data Gmail eats up.
Monitor your Gmail Usage
It’s important to keep a close eye on your Gmail usage. You may find that you need to use Gmail more often at certain times of the week or month, which results in more mobile data being used. Get into a habit of only using Gmail when you really need it.
Become more efficient at emailing by prioritizing the information you want to email through a mobile network. The more you limit this activity, the less mobile data you will need.
Organize your Gmail Account
The more organized your Gmail account is, the less likely it is to waste mobile data on this activity. Use Gmail labels to organize your emails properly. This will make it easy to group and find old emails. It also prevents you from keeping unnecessary emails and leads to better email housekeeping. You can also use filters in Gmail, to reduce the amount of spam your inbox receives. These filters can be set through your Gmail settings.
Use Wifi Where Possible
Whenever possible, use a Wifi connection when you are using Gmail, instead of using your mobile network. This greatly reduces your reliance on your network and reduces the amount of mobile data consumed in the process.
Storing, sending and receiving emails are not the only Gmail account related activities that are inefficient. You can also change your email settings, so that any auto-updating that takes place, only occurs through a Wifi connection.
Plan your Daily Gmail Activity
Every successful resource saving exercise requires a well-thought out plan. This is especially true when it comes to preventing Gmail eating up your mobile data. Gmail is often too convenient and you can end up using it far too often. Instead, you should plan ahead and decide what emails need to be sent each day.
This helps you focus on priority emails and reduces the number of unnecessary emails you send. Choose specific times of the day to use email, so that you become more efficient and don’t get involved in email activities that use up too much mobile data.
Reduce Heavy Strains on your Mobile Network
Some Gmail tasks and features use up more mobile data than others. Identify the tasks that are a strain on your resources. It may be a wiser decision to carry out these Gmail tasks on other devices such as a laptop, tablet or PC that is connected to Wifi for this heavy usage.
Save attachments elsewhere. For example, you could transfer them to a computer, laptop, storage device or the cloud.
Many Gmail features are not required by most users. Reduce the amount of ads displaying in your inbox and other unnecessary features.
Avoid Clutter and Use Gmail More Responsibly
Carry out regular housekeeping tasks such as removing unwanted emails in your inbox, spam folder, promotions folder, social folder and other folders that contain emails. Be careful what you access through your Gmail account, because Gmail can indirectly result in too much mobile data usage when you view videos, maps and other items online.
Gmail is one of the most important tools available in modern mobile devices. However, make sure you take into account the tips above, when you use Gmail, so that you don’t eat up unnecessary amounts of mobile data.
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