How to reduce data usage on WhatsApp: video call, on iPhone

How to reduce data usage on WhatsApp: video call, on iPhone

WhatsApp comes with a useful built-in feature to help users reduce their data consumption during calls. If you'd like to take advantage of this new feature, you'll need to enable it first in the app settings.

How reduce WhatsApp mobile data consumption?

This method allows to reduce the amount of data used on iPhone and Android devices.

  • Open WhatsApp, tap on the More menu > Settings. Tap on Chats and Calls:
  • Scroll to Call Settings and tick the Low Data usage - Lower the amount of data used during a WhatsApp call checkbox:

N.B. Data consumption will be reduced, but it should be noted that you are bound to experience minor loss in call quality as long when this feature is enabled.

How to reduce WhatsApp video call data usage?

One of the simplest ways to reduce WhatsApp data consumption is to prioritise WhatsApp voice calls over video calls. Try and only make video calls when you are connected to a WiFi network. By primarily using a WiFi network wherever possible you can reduce the amount of mobile data that is used. You may need to go into the settings on your mobile and request that your phone choose WiFi over mobile data, as long as there is a possible WiFi network. You can also prevent WhatsApp from accessing your mobile data and prevent it from updating in the background.

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