Facebook & Instagram app data usage

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In order to save your data there are default settings within Facebook and Instagram that can be tweaked so video clips do not auto play and images on Instagram download in a smaller resolution.

Open Facebook App

More >> Settings >> Account Settings >> Videos and Photos >> Autoplay On Wi-Fi connections Only

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By ensuring this setting is ticked it will only auto play video clips when you are on a Wi-Fi network

Open the Instgram App

Click the Cog in the top right >> Cellular Data Use >> Use Less Data

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This setting will disable auto play for video clips

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