How to reduce the mobile data consumed by WhatsApp calls
The question of the data consumed by WhatsApp calls has been with us since its inception in 2014. At that time the data rates were very limited, and now that they are almost all they are unlimited, we also want to reduce your data consumption. We tell you how to do it.
If we are used to making calls by WhatsApp with family and friends and our data rate is not very extensive or is not unlimited (they are the most expensive), we can follow this tutorial to know how to reduce the data.
The method is the same for Android and iPhoneas it is a simple click. But it is true that if we reduce the data, that also interferes in the coverage and quality of WhatsApp calls and video calls.
So another option, and perhaps the most viable, is use WiFi whenever we can. But a secure and private connection like the one in our house, nothing to use a public connection and without security. If we have no choice but to use a public network, then we must protect ourselves adequately.
For example, log out of all the sites we visit, avoid consulting bank accounts, try not to download, do not give private data that may be registered, etc.
But here we are to reduce the consumption of mobile data in WhatsApp calls, that is, those we make using our contracted rate (or prepaid).
- We open the WhatsApp configuration and locate the option “Storage and data”.
- Within that option we see the option of “Use less data for calls” and we activate the box.
When we make calls by WhatsApp we will go from consuming about 500 Kb to about 200 Kb per minute. Further, will change the 4G or 5G of our line for 2G or 3GThis may influence the quality of the audio, but it is the collateral damage that we have to take if we cannot use WiFi to make calls.
Making calls by WhatsApp saves us money, in the case of not having a rate with minutes included, and also, we avoid wasting our minutes, in the case of not having or unlimited calls. But, by way of advice, it is not recommended to make calls by WhatsApp for serious issues unless it is the last resort and you have to communicate immediately with that person.