How to Turn on Instagram Data Saver Mode on Android and iOS

How to Turn on Instagram Data Saver Mode on Android
How to Turn on Instagram Data Saver Mode on Android
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How to Turn on Instagram Data Saver Mode on Android: Instagram is popular for showing photos of friends, and you can even chat with them whenever possible. But with multiple data-heavy features in tow, Instagram can be a pain when it comes to loading images in network-limited areas for users and making this easy for its users.

The Facebook-owned platform is now giving people the option to save data on the app, which makes sure the images load quickly, even if the network in their area isn’t offering fast internet speeds. Instagram Data Saver Mode feature is rolling out to Android users across the globe and it will likely reach everyone in the next week, the company mentioned in its statement.

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How to Turn On Instagram Data Saver Mode on Android and iOS

Certainly! By default, Instagram preloads videos over a cellular connection to ensure they start playing quickly. However, if you want to reduce the amount of cellular data used by the Instagram app, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Instagram app.
  2. Go to your profile (tap your icon in the bottom right corner).
  3. Tap the three lines in the top right corner.
  4. Select “Settings and privacy.”
  5. Scroll down and choose “Data usage and media quality.”
  6. Enable “Use less cellular data” (on iPhone) or toggle on “Data Saver” (on Android).

Enabling this option will prevent Instagram from preloading videos over cellular connections, which may help reduce data usage. Keep in mind that videos might take longer to load when using cellular data.

Instagram High-Resolution Media on Android Devices:

If you have an Android device, once you’ve chosen to use the data saver setting, you can also choose when Instagram will show you high-resolution media.

To choose when Instagram will show you high-resolution media, follow the instructions above, tap High-Resolution Media, and then tap:

  • Never: Instagram will never show you high-resolution media.
  • WiFi Only: Instagram will only show you high-resolution media if your device is connected to WiFi.
  • Cellular + WiFi: Instagram will show you high-resolution media when your device is connected to either cellular data or WiFi.

This Instagram Data Saver Mode feature is targeted at countries where the network speeds and penetration are low compared to other countries. Instagram is rolling out this feature to users globally in the coming days and you might not see the option right away.

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