How To Minimize Facebook Data Usage On Your Android Phone

Facebook is the biggest social network in the world. More than 500 million of its monthly active users access Facebook solely from their mobile devices. But according to Cisco’s online VNI Services Gauge Tool, one hour of browsing through social media can use up 90 megabytes! It means that if you spend an hour a day on social media over a cellular network, you could be using 2.7 GB of data a month.

In the last article we showed you How To Minimize Youtube Data Usage On Your Android Phone. Now we will show you how to reduce Facebook data usage on Android.



  1. Open the Facebook app
  2.  Go to Menu (three horizontal lines) and go to App Settings
  3. Untoggle ‘Upload photos in HD‘ and ‘Upload Videos in HD
  4. Go to Autoplay
  5. Choose when videos can be played automatically – recommended is only with Wi-Fi
  6. Now go back to the menu and select Data Saver
  7. Turn on Data saver. You can choose when the Data Saver will be disabled.
  8. Done



More ways how to limit Facebook data usage:

Facebook also recommends another app to protect your data usage. You can find it in the menu under “Mobile Data“. We do not recommend to use it because of its reviews on Google Play.

You can additionally use instead of Facebook app smaller version of this application – Facebook lite. This is a lightweight version of the app designed for slower mobile networks.



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