25 iPhone tips and tricks for 2017

4. Conserve your data by turning off usage for specific apps

Owen Mortner/The Christian Science Monitor
Turn of cellular usage for specific apps in "Settings" under "Cellular."

Unless you’re willing to pay for an unlimited plan from one of the larger carriers, data conservation is key. Turns out, unless otherwise instructed, almost all apps use data behind the scenes to update push notifications and keep things current.

Go into Settings and enter the Cellular Menu to restrict data usage for certain apps. This isn’t permanent, so if you decide you do want constant Facebook notifications then turning it back on is just as easy.

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