How Do I Manage My Monthly Mobile Data Usage with Xfinity Mobile?

This article discusses how to manage your Xfinity Mobile data usage. It describes how some apps drain your data, and how to figure out which ones to get rid of. It also provides a chart for the data that common Internet activities uses, so that you can learn new online habits that use less data.

If you keep reaching your Xfinity Mobile data limit every month before the month is over, you need to learn how to better manage your data usage. Read on to learn how you can cut down on the amount of data you use every month.

Get Rid of Apps that Constantly Update

Some apps are constantly updating their information, connecting to the Internet and using up your data, even when you aren't actually using the apps. Multiplayer games and social media apps are particularly guilty of this. To learn which apps are using the most data, follow these instructions:

  1. Go to the Cellular Settings screen.
  2. Swipe up until you can see a list of all the apps installed on your phone.
  3. Find the apps with the highest numbers under them. Remember that MBs are 1,000 times larger than KBs.
  4. If you can stand to go without them, delete those apps.

Change Your Online Habits

You can also change your online habits so you use less data every month. Use this chart to figure out how you are using your data and learn which activities you could reduce enough to get your data usage under control.

  • 1 song, game, or app download: 1 MB to 7 MB
  • 1 minute of watching video media in SD: 4 MB
  • 1 minute of watching video media in HD: 8 to 10 MB
  • 1 social media post with a photo: 100 to 350 KB
  • 1 minute of Internet browsing: 50 to 500 KB
  • 1 minute of streaming music: 0.5 to 1 MB
  • 1 email, no attachment: 15 to 35 KB
  • 1 email, with attachment: 100 to 300 KB

Keep track of your online habits for a few days or a week. Make a note of the length of time or number of times you do each activity on the chart. Add everything up to determine your total data use for each activity. Then you can change down your online habits to get reduce your data use enough to last you to the end of the month.

If you need more help managing your Xfinity Mobile data usage, contact their customer support service. It has phone, chat, help desk, and email support.

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