Living in remote areas is a never-ending bliss! one negative, however, can be a poor internet connection. Also, if you have VoIP services like WhatsApp in use, things can get worse for you. In addition to slow-speed, continuous buffering may lead to overage charges. Read how you can reduce WhatsApp Video Call Data Consumption on an iPhone.

Setup WhatsApp video call data consumption reduction on your iPhone

WhatsApp consumes ridiculous amount of background data on a good speed network. But, on networks with moderate speed, it causes problems like constant buffering and call drops. So, as a workaround, try to reduce data usage on whatsapp video call.

How to reduce data usage for WhatsApp video call?

You can configure WhatsApp to use less data by following these instructions.

  1. Open WhatsApp on your Smartphone.
  2. Go to Settings.
  3. Select Data and Storage Usage.
  4. Enable Low Data Usage setting.
  5. Change Media Auto-download option from Wi-Fi and Cellular to just Wi-Fi.

Find the detailed description of the above steps, below.

Launch WhatsApp Instant Messaging service on your iPhone.

Tap Settings (visible as a gear icon) in the lower-right corner of your mobile screen.

WhatsApp Setting
WhatsApp Setting

Tap Data and Storage Usage to go to its settings.

Low Data Usage
Low Data Usage

Then, under Call Settings for WhatsApp, enable Low Data Usage option by simply moving the slider to the On position.

Select Wi-Fi Network
Select Wi-Fi Network

Similarly, to limit data usage for media files on WhatsApp, change the Media Auto-Download option from Wi-Fi and Cellular to Wi-Fi only.

This will limit WhatsApp background data usage and download audio/video/image files once, it is connected to a Wi-Fi network.

How much data does a whatsapp video call use on 4G?

On a 4G network, roughly 800 KB of data is consumed in a minute. So, a 10-minute WhatsApp video call on good speed 4G Cellular network will translate into 8MB data usage. But WhatsApp is widely used to share photos, videos, documents, and making voice or video calls.

What happens when you restrict background data?

Some apps, although not in use, continue to run in the background and consume data. Once restricted, these apps stop running in the background and are disconnected from the Internet. It has one shortfall; you don’t get real-time updates and notifications!

That’s all there is to it!