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Smart devices are amazing and you can do anything on them from banking to video calling, and even checking out the weather. With all the cool and wonderful apps we use, also comes data usage. Let’s find out how you can manage and control your data on SA’s Best Network.

Own a smartphone or tablet?

If you own a smartphone or tablet and have the feeling something mysterious is using your device’s data, then you'll find this article helpful.

What uses your data?

Sometimes our smart devices and installed apps use a significant amount of data without us noticing. While we are sleeping, our phones might be awake, downloading data in the background. There are apps and services installed on our phones that automatically update to the latest release, so it will be ready the next time we want to use them. These days’, apps and smart devices consume a lot more data than before and there are various factors contributing to this occurrence. If we can understand the ‘why’ and the ‘how’, we will be in a much better position to tweak our devices to complement our lifestyles while remaining in control of our mobile data.

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iOS

Restrict background data

Disable auto-app updates

Require authentication for app purchases

Install the Datally app

Restrict background data

Disable auto-app updates

Require authentication for app purchases

Android
iOS

Disable Smart Network Switch

Set data warnings

Disable data roaming

Disable WiFi hotspot

Disable WiFi Assist

Set app data limits and restrictions

Disable data roaming

Disable WiFi hotspot

Android
iOS

Reduce content quality

Compress your data

Reduce content quality

Compress your data

Edit social media app settings

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iOS

Edit cloud services settings

Edit cloud services settings

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How Vodacom helps you control your data spend

View your balances

Find out how much data you using and how much you have left

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Activate eBilling

Receive your bill via email to keep track of your expenditure

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Download the My Vodacom app

Keep track of your data usage while you are on the go

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How much data am I using?

The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus both make use of an A10 Fusion Chip. These business smartphones are the most powerful with regard to processing performance for any Apple smartphone to date

We know that it can be difficult to work out exactly how much data you’re going to need, or how much data you are currently using. Try out this tool to understand how much data your most popular apps use.

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