How to optimize data usage on Viber

If you don’t have an unlimited data plan, you have to be careful when it comes to certain apps. It is because some apps may cause additional data charges. That’s especially the case with apps such as Viber when your contacts can send you photos or videos. But, you can make some changes in the app’s settings, and we are going to show you the steps. Here is how to optimize data usage on Viber.

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How to optimize data usage on Viber

Viber comes with a set of super useful features that allow you to get the most out of the app. You can make some changes in settings to make sure that you will avoid additional charges when it comes to mobile data.

Here is what you need to do:

  • Open Viber on your device
  • Tap on the “More” option located in the bottom-right corner of the screen
  • Next, tap Settings
  • Tap Media and Storage

There are two important options there.

First, make sure the option “Auto download media over mobile network” is turned off. If it is not, just tap on it and you will disable it. This is quite useful, especially if like many people, you have friends or family members who like to share a ton of videos or photos throughout the day.

Another option that will help you optimize data usage on Viber is “Restrict data usage” located at the bottom of the list. Tap on it to turn it on. Once you enable this option, Viber will be optimized to work with minimal data usage.

When you make the changes we have mentioned here, you can relax knowing that Viber won’t auto-download all the media when you are on the mobile network and that it will work in a way that won’t cause additional costs.