Thursday, April 24, 2014

Hidden fees Android and iOS: how to save money? - Hardnsoft

Probably every owner of the device to iOS or Android ever noticed sudden disappearance of money from your balance. The classic excuse such a situation the user – all my fault operator. But this is not always the case. In this article we consider the possible cash expenses that occur on the “fault” of manufacturers of Android-smartphone and Apple.

relatively complex issue, since in most cases of wine in contingencies really rests on the shoulders of the operator (non-transparent tariff policy, delays or failures billing systems). But sometimes it plays an important role smartphone – or rather, its operating system. So, the maximum you can see it clearly when traveling abroad, where inures many frightening notion of “roaming”.


iPhone and Android roaming

How to prevent uncontrolled
waste of money when using your iPhone or Android-devices with SIM-cards Russian operators? Let’s start with the “apple” smartphone.

Abroad phone owners often notice overruns Internet traffic before departure if they have not disabled is an important option. We are talking about the switch “Data Roaming” (Settings, Cellular). When the function is activated permanently outside the “homeland” of the operator iPhone will be 24 hours a day to support the transfer of data, ie surf the Internet without your knowledge. Of course, this “ruin” the balance and cause a lot of trouble to the owner i-device.

But how can you avoid such a mishap? To access the Network “Data Roaming” should be included, but after surfing the Internet user must manually set the option to off mode. Thus, the balance will be protected from additional communication costs in international roaming.

The same goes for smartphones based on Android. Option can be disabled in the following way: go to “Settings”, then click the button “Mobile networks” and translate “Data Roaming” in disconnected mode. This operation is worth spending after each Internet session, which will greatly save on communications abroad.

There is another well-known way to get rid of this problem: buy local SIM-card with the best plan would allow free access to almost Network and call home. Before that is representative of the operator to specify the pricing issue services, so just leave the country without “tails.” There are cases when for debts to non-Russian operators of people banned from entering the country, where they remained unpaid bills.

Incidentally, the official website of Apple posted instructions on how to prevent unnecessary spending on communications, international roaming. If the user data service roaming is not connected, in addition to “Data Roaming” should also disable “Cellular Data”. iPhone will no longer “look for” the most appropriate network.

Upon arrival in another country i-device will start to search for available mobile networks. If, after reviewing the rates of local operators, the user can find cheaper option, the option of the manual lists – to help. In the “Settings» iPhone go to the section “Operator”, turn off the option “Automatically”. After a couple of minutes you will see a list of available operators to connect. Of course, this feature is only provided if the smartphone is outside the “home” network.

above manner iPhone and Android users can protect themselves from huge bills for international roaming services. But the possible “pitfalls” in the material regarding the use of the devices does not end there. What else should pay our attention?

Why overruns are even in your home network and traveling across the country

Many people are paying attention that money from the balance can go inside our “vast”. If you request a statement of account – these costs will be included in the payment of the Internet (without any details). What services iPhone and Android-based devices to turn it off to reduce their costs?

If you nebezlimitny rate on the internet, it is worth remembering that many applications will “take” self-renewal, ie use the Internet without your knowledge smartphone. This can happen quite suddenly – day or night, when the device is in your pocket peacefully user unsuspecting about the imminent “strike” in his wallet. This option can be disabled in iPhone, and the Android. In the latter case, this is done through Google Play: go to “Menu” and select “Common.” After this, find the option “Auto-update applications,” in which tapnuv get a list of possible options: “Always”, “Never” and “Only through Wi-Fi». Here the user must choose the way auto-update, which suits him. Or abandon it altogether.

On the iPhone it becomes easier. In the “Settings” section find «iTunes Store, App Store» and disable the “Updates” in the “automatic download”. In order to update the iPhone software only when connected to Wi-Fi, it is necessary to disable the “Cellular Data” in the same section. As you can see, both competitive platforms are doing everything possible to keep their customers once again my money still not spent.

addition to auto-update from the balance of the money can go” thanks “to the use of applications such functions as determining the geolocation, push-notifications, and many others All these options require sending and receiving data through the network, which immediately increases the traffic. To iOS-device to disable geolocation, must find in the “Settings” section of “private” and select the option of the same name. In the Android operating system do the same operation by opening the “My Location” – one of the tabs “Settings.”

also worth noting that willful updating applications not only leads to unexpected traffic flow, but also a marked reduction in battery life, which is also very sensitive to any activity module data. So that above described procedure will be useful not only to save money but also to maintain battery life of the smartphone.

worth reminding owners “apple” smartphones about another important point, which may also deprive users balance. We are talking about iCloud.

Brief formed problem: if you have two or more products from Apple, then the issue becomes not de minimis. Cloud service constantly synchronizes documents and data between devices, and thus uses this cellular network that is not free “pleasure.” Any user of the iPhone and other iDevaysov can “ban” data transfer without a connected network Wi-Fi. To do this, go to “Settings”, find the option «iCloud», then Tapan tab “Documents and Data”. Translate the slider next to “Cellular Data” to an inactive position and rid themselves of the extra money trouble.

We have examined the most basic options” care “of money from the balance of many users of iOS-and Android-devices. It is possible that the real reason for embezzlement lies not in them, but simply a lack of awareness of its member rate. In case of precedents associated with sudden diversion of funds from the phone should be a thorough review of all options open uncontrolled embezzlement.

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