Mobile Data Wastage – which apps use the most?
Mobile data is a premium resource here in South Africa and well over 60% of all online access, whether it’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or any other of the social media platforms, or your favourite information portals (like IDM Mag of course), is done via mobile phones.
Opera is a web browser and a highly popular one at that, especially with mobile users because it has become known for being very good at preserving mobile data by compressing files before download and by also only downloading the vital bits and bytes for one to be able to read/view a piece of online content.
So it’s not surprising then that they’ve released a study to illustrate exactly what goes on in the background on one’s smartphone and how your data get’s chewed up without you even knowing about it.
The mobile data study is based on their Opera Max which is a data saving app which indentified about 30% of all data used is simply background activity.
Apps such as Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and Gmail are some of the hungriest they say, when it comes to mobile data usage.
If you’re DJ/Producer you no doubt have several of your own social media platforms setup on your phone so you can communicate with your fan base, promoters and generally keep up to date with the action.
What is background mobile data
Explained by Opera…
“Background data is any data being used by your app when you’re not actively using it or when the phone screen is off.”.
“It includes things like your news app that’s constantly updating content and fetching ads, soaking up your data, even though you’ve not asked it to. This is especially risky when you’re on the move and using expensive mobile data.”
Original article published on Fin24