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How to enable data saving in Instagram for Android?


Most Android phones that are released today have some kind of power saving mode, whose operation is quite easy to understand and that we have all seen activated at some time (or many times) when our battery fell below a certain available capacity (usually 15%). This mode allows you to reduce battery consumption on your phone, something that may be necessary at many times. Well, in addition, there are applications like Instagram that also have their own data and energy saving mode.

An app like Instagram is known for consuming a large amount of mobile data. The large amount of photos and videos that are viewed on it cause that consumption to increase. Luckily, we have the possibility to use the data saving mode on the social network.

The use of data saving on the social network allows the amount of mobile data it normally consumes to be reduced. This is achieved by making the photos that other accounts upload to the app take longer to load, that is, they will take a little longer to display when we want to see them. Videos and stories will also suffer the same fate.

This reduction in loading time is not excessive, but enough to reduce data consumption in the application. If you want to activate it in your account in the app, these are the steps to follow:

  1. Open Instagram on your phone.
  2. Click on the profile icon at the bottom right.
  3. Tap on the three horizontal stripes on the top right.
  4. Go to Settings.
  5. Go to Account.
  6. Go to Mobile data usage.
  7. Activate data saving.

With these steps the Instagram data saving mode is already running on your account. The operation of the application will not be affected, you can continue using it in the same way you have done so far, only that the photos you see will load a little slower than they did so far.

In addition, if you want to save even more, you can activate the option at the end that makes those high-resolution multimedia files play only with WiFi. This will make the quality of the photos somewhat lower when using mobile data, also reducing the consumption generated by the application on Android.


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