Are you Aware of the Fact that How Much Data does Youtube Use?

Do you know how much data does Youtube use? If you’re watching a standard Youtube video at 480p quality, it will consume around 260MB/hour. If you’re watching Full HD viewing quality at 720p or 1080p, it can consume up to 1.65GB/hour. While viewing 4K videos can go up to 2.7GB/ hour. 

Youtube has been a well-known platform for movie viewers or for those who want entertainment on their devices. It is a social media site where everyone is expressing their creativity by posting videos or updates about their daily life. You can also post your interest on this app.

Based on the information provided above about how much data does Youtube use, it may sound too much or just enough, depending on how much your data plan is. But for those who are on a limited data plan, it may hinder them from enjoying Youtube contents on their device.

On either iOS or Android, you can reduce your data usage from YouTube drastically by changing the following settings:

  • Open Youtube > Tap on the Menu (three vertical dots) > Select Settings.
  • Select General.
  • Tap on Limit Mobile Data usage and make sure it’s checked ☑.

These changes will help YouTube conserve data and lower your monthly data usage!

Some smartphone manufacturers also offer its own feature that could help lower the data usage on their devices. For further information, you may refer to your smartphone manual or contact the smartphone provider.

I hope that this article has informed you on how much data are being used on your Youtube app browsing. For other tutorials and troubleshooting guides, feel free to visit our Youtube channel anytime.

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