People worldwide have begun to implement new habits, including studying and working from home since the Covid-19 pandemic struck. Both of these activities cause a significantly increasing number of internet consumption.
Information Technology Expert from UGM, Dr. Ridi Ferdiana, S.T., M.T., shared several tips to save internet packages. There are two approaches to save packet data, namely the device approach and the application approach.
He explained that the device approach is related to computers' activated features or cellphones as the most common devices.
To save internet data quota on mobile phones, you can activate data saving features, namely data limits, and billing cycles. Then, turn off the auto-sync feature, auto-download, and background data. Next, you can switch the application update from automatic into a selectively manual.
"Reduce streaming or watching with a low resolution of 5 Mbps," he explained on Thursday (5/11).
Next, you can save the package on the computer by activating the metered connection when tethering. Next, set limit data, restrict background data, turn off updates, and sync settings.
Furthermore, the Head of the Information Technology Undergraduate Study Program of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, FT UGM, explained saving data packages with an application approach. The trick is by using data compression when using a browser application. When using a video conference/meeting application, turn off video and audio if not necessary.
"Reduce the video resolution to 720 pixels because high resolution/HD quality videos are big enough to suck up data," he explained.
Next, turn off notifications and auto-upload on social media applications. Don't also forget to choose and use data-efficient applications.
"Choose an application that is good for package data saving. For example, you can use WA Lite instead of common WA, Skype Lite, etc.," he said.
Translator: Natasa A