With iOS 13, Apple introduced a feature called “Low Data Mode,” which proved useful in more ways than one. For starters, consumers were able to conserve their precious data when using a metered connection because they were able to use fewer data across cellular and WiFi.
When activated, the network shifts to a slower spectrum, and automated updates and the ‘Background app refresh’ for most apps are disabled. which resulted in savings for users’ battery life as well as their data.
You may wish to disable this feature on your iPhone now that data is becoming increasingly affordable and unlimited data plans are widely available.
What Is Low Data Mode?
The iPhone’s Low Data Mode modifies the actions of several programs so that they use less data when communicating with the internet.
When you switch to Low Data Mode, automated downloads will stop and video quality will decrease. Also, page loads could be sluggish.
Here’s a rundown of some of the more obvious shifts:
- FaceTime calls will be less clear and more prone to freezing up.
- If you try to read a story in Apple News, it won’t be downloaded in advance.
- No high-quality music streams will be available, and no automated downloads will happen.
- Automatic updates, software downloads, and autoplaying videos will no longer be allowed on the App Store.
- Backups and software updates from iCloud will be halted.
Why Turn Off Low Data Mode?
If leaving it on all the time will help you save money on data transfer fees, you might wonder what the harm in doing so would be. First off, iPhones weren’t made to function with fewer data. Many of the programs you have installed may also stop working properly. Consequently, your iOS user experience may suffer greatly if you choose to always have this option enabled.
Disable Mobile Data/Cellular Data’s Low Data Mode
- To begin, go to your iOS device’s settings by tapping the gear button.
- Then, select “Mobile Data” from the selection that appears.
- Next, select the “Mobile Data Options” link that appears beneath the “Mobile Data” menu item.
- At last, you may disable ‘Low Data Mode’ on your iOS device by tapping the corresponding setting.
Disable WiFi’s Low Data Mode
When you disable Low Data Mode for mobile data, the same button turns off Low Data Mode for WiFi.
- Select the “Settings” icon from your device’s main menu.
- Choose ‘Wi-Fi’ from the options menu.
- Then, select the I (information) symbol at the very end of the menu on the right.
- Click the switch now to disable Wi-low-data Fi’s mode.
If you were to have normal data mode reinstated on your iOS device, you wouldn’t need to manually download any app updates. Additionally, you may find that websites load quicker than previously.