Now that classes are conducted online, the internet bundle might end while you are still studying. So how can you save your data?

During our Instagram live that happened on Friday 19th June, our guest, Georges Kwizera shared tips on how you can manage your data bundles.

How can someone track his internet consumption?

A good way to do that is to have applications that can help you monitor your Internet consumption. There are a number of applications that you can download on your smartphone. Data Usage Monitor is an example of such phone applications.

Is there any way someone can put limitations on his internet consumption and save data?

Some Internet operators remind you when your internet bundle is about to expire. However, the best way to manage your internet is to use your data bundles responsibly.

For example, they are apps on our phones that keep consuming data even when we are not using the phone. You can deactivate background activities in your settings to save your data.

With online classes, many higher tertiary institutions offer internet bundles to their students to ease access to class materials. What is it required to maximize learning opportunities with a limited internet connection?

I know sometimes with Netflix and YouTube, students can be tempted to use the data provided by the schools on those platforms. But, I would advise them to use school data bundles to do research that are related to their studies. As a student, you don’t want to go on a learning session on Zoom and find that your data are over.

Another thing that I would like to mention is to be selective about what they consume on the internet especially when downloading. The Internet offers alternative options when one wants to download a video. I would recommend downloading a Standard definition version instead of a Higher Definition version. This will help them save data.

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