There are various ways you can save mobile data on your phone. We are not going to discuss that here but instead, we will try to find out the root cause of the problem i.e. where your Jio data is being used in the background without your knowledge.
Why your Jio data gets exhausted so fast?
One of the most common reasons why your data gets consumed so fast is because you always keep mobile data turned on. The apps on your phone continue to use your data even when you are not using them. They are always running in the background to perform various tasks such as to fetch new notifications, backup data, sync, download some content, and more.
Find out which app is eating your data
It is important to find out the app which is consuming your data most. Android has a built-in feature in the settings where you can check apps data usage. Simply, go to Settings > Connections > Data Usage > Mobile Data Usage. You can select the time duration at the top. It only shows the monthly based data usage report.
If you want to check daily data usage, then we will recommend you to use an app named Data Manager. This app is available on Play Store for free. Once you have installed this app on your Android phone, open it and give all the required permissions that it will ask. After that, select the Daily report option and click the pie chart.
Here you will see a list of apps that you are using mobile data in the descending order i.e. the app at the top is consuming the most data. From the options available at the top, you can change the date and choose Mobile data only in the Data type (use this to exclude Wi-Fi usage).
Now you know the main culprit app(s) which are eating your mobile data. We will recommend you to uninstall these app(s) from your phone if they are not useful at all. If you don’t want to uninstall any app, then check where it is using your data particularly.
For example, if YouTube is using your data, then it may be updating your offline downloaded videos. You can stop that functioning in the app or restrict background data usage. To restrict background data usage, go to Settings > Apps > Click app name > Mobile data.
Turn off auto-update on Play Store
If the auto-update feature is turned on Play Store, your phone will automatically update apps without asking for your permission. This may be the reason why your Jio data is exhausting so fast. In this case, you can turn off the auto-update on Play Store. Simply, open the Play Store app, click the menu button (three parallel lines) at the top-left corner. After that, go to Settings and click the Auto-update apps option. Now change it to “Over Wi-Fi only” or “Don’t auto-update apps“.
Activate Data Saver mode on your phone
If you want to save your Jio data from getting consumed much, then enable data saver mode on your phone. What does the data saver mode do is, it simply restrict background data usage for all apps. Most of the Android phones have built-in data saver feature. You can find it in the Connections > Data Usage settings on your phone. Alternatively, you can find third-party apps on the Play Store that offer data saver feature.
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So that’s pretty much everything you need to know. By following the tips we have shared in this tutorial, you can prevent your Jio data from getting exhausted by the apps in the background. We Hope you won’t face any issues from now onwards. If you still have any doubts in your mind, feel free to share them in the comments below. We are here to help you in any way.