How your iPhone can SAVE you money each month – three clever hacks to learn | The Sun

EVERYONE is looking for ways to keep spending down with a cost of living crisis on our hands.

Smartphones can be particularly costly – and that's after you've already burned a hole in your pocket buying the device to begin with.

So what can you do to prevent wasting even more money?

Check your data and downgrade

Could you be spending too much on your data plan?

If you're paying for a load of data – or even unlimited – but only using a fraction, you might be able to downgrade.

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You can check how much data you're using several ways.

First up, check your network provider's own app, this will tell you exactly how much you're churning through each month.

If you can't find this – or want just want another way to double check – iPhone has it's own option as well.

Go to Settings and Mobile Data.

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Under "Current Period" you will see how much you've used – but this is a lifetime figure, so it'll probably be huge.

So you'll need to reset it first and come back in a month's time, by going to the bottom and selecting Reset Statistics.

Then, in 30 days, check again and see what it says.

If you're using a lot less data than you're allocated, it might be worth speaking to your network provider about downgrading.

Be mindful that you have enough though – you don't want to go over your allowance and end up paying more.

There's also another way to avoid nasty bill shocks and that's when roaming.

Most mobile networks have restricted the amount of inclusive roaming data you get when travelling to EU countries now.

You can check roaming is off by going to Settings followed by Mobile Data.

Hit Mobile Data Options and see if Data Roaming is ticked off.

Spare yourself battery repairs

iPhone batteries deteriorate with time, like any other smartphone.

This means you'll eventually have to fork out to replace the battery.

Thankfully, you can prevent this expense from happening sooner using a clever trick which allows your iPhone to learn your daily charging routine.

In Settings, go to Battery.

Select Battery Health.

Ensure Optimised Battery Charging is on.

It's also worth looking at the Maximum Capacity bit too, as this will tell you how well your iPhone's battery is doing at the moment.

Change your Apple subscriptions – and team up with family

Use more than one of Apple's subscription services?

Whether it's Apple Music, Apple TV+, iCloud or any other, if you're using more than one, you could save money by opting for Apple One instead.

Better still, if you know someone else using them you could team up and save even more.

Apple One is the tech giant's bundle plan.

An individual plan costs £14.95 per month and includes Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade and iCloud+ with 50GB of storage space.

The family plan is £19.95 and gives you all that to be shared with to five other people – plus the storage is boosted to 200GB.

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You and the family can get even more on top for £29.95 a month, taking the iCloud storage to a whooping 2TB and throwing News+ and Fitness+ into the mix as well.

If you've only got one Apple subscription service and using a rival for something else, it might be worth considering switching to Apple's to save money.

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