Applications that consume more data

When we are away from home, we use data. Surely you have ever exceeded the limit of the contracted rate (if you are one of those who still do not have an unlimited rate) or have been close to it. On many occasions, you will wonder why, since, with a use, often basic, the rates are exhausted. And there are many mobile applications that consume data in an exaggerated way, or on other occasions, even if you do not use them, they directly consume resources in the background.

From WhatsApp, Instagram or Twitter data are used in the background to be able to send you notifications in case of an update, for example. While, if we are connected to WifFi, this would not be a problem, with the use of mobile data it is. It is for this reason that, in case of not having an unlimited data rate, it will be convenient to deactivate the data in the background to save data and to know which are the applications that consume the most megabytes.

Facebook, always big

It is the app that takes the cake; the one that consumes the most data among all the applications. It will continue working, as we have said, in the background if we do not deactivate this option, to continue sending us notifications from our contacts. In addition, the excessive load of content in the feed such as news, photos, videos and other content makes it necessary to pull data to be able to deliver all that content when entering the app.

There is a light option, but more austere. The application is called Facebook Lite and it has a more sober and less flashy interface, but its consumption is exponentially less. And yes, don’t be afraid, it’s official from Facebook.


Is it any coincidence that it is part of the Facebook company? Well, it is the second largest consumer of data on our mobiles, for exactly the same reasons as Facebook. In both applications, as we have mentioned, videos and images that require high data consumption are constantly loaded, as well as to continue sending you notifications, works in the background and continues to collect information.

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Without a doubt, watching videos is one of the reasons why most people run out of data. Consuming videos uses a lot of data humps to nothing that we reproduce a few of them. Obviously, the higher the resolution we consume the videos, the greater the data consumption. The same is applicable to Netflix, another great consumer of data, always broadcasting in HD signal.


It seems that listening to music does not spend data, or at least not in great proportion. Lie. Spotify consumes a large amount of data since songs are natively listened to in 160 kbps quality in OGG format, not MP3. Quiet, because through the settings menu it is possible to change the quality with which the music is heard so that it does not consume so many that it ends up leaving you without a fee at the end of the month. Or, with the Premium plan, you can download the music and listen to it offline.

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