Data being sucked dry!!!

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Hi,

I recently switched from a Koodo basic flip phone to the Moto G. I don't know what browser the flip phone was using but the Moto G uses Google Chrome and it is using up MB of data at more than 10 times the rate that my flip one was for exactly the same sites like Hotmail and ESPN. It uses up about a Megabyte for every Webpage I go to. Is their any way to make it as efficient as the flip phone was?

Thanks, Chris :-)
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Aye, well unfortunately smartphones use a lot more data. You could try some settings such as not to show images when opening a web page but that cripples the experience quite a bit.

Definitely set all the apps to upload/download on WiFi where possible, such as app updates, picture backups etc but you will still use more data than with your old flip phone I'm afraid :(
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Thx for the quick reply Sophia. That's what I was afraid of. My friend thinks if take Google Chrome off and install Firefox that it will make some kind of huge difference. Would you agree or disagree and is it even possible if you know?

Thx again,

Chris :-)
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Android is all about freedom, sure you can install Firefox and use it instead of Chrome. You can't remove Chrome though, but if you don't use it, that amounts to the same thing.

Not sure if FF makes a huge difference... btw the settings Robert mentioned below are IN Chrome and I use them all the time.

There is also an app Onavo Extend, which should significantly reduce data but again I don't speak from personal experience. See http://lifehacker.com/5888521/onavo-e...
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You could try this Settings > Bandwidth Management > Reduce data usage and toggle the option
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Hi Robert. I can`t seem to find this option. Are you certain it is for the Moto G.

Chris :-)
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Hey Chris, The instructions given by Robert were for Google Chrome :) You can also try Opera Mini or Pocket to save data and access some content offline!

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