Being able to use the iPhone to share the Internet is very useful for staying connected on iPad or Mac when we are in a place where we do not have direct access to WiFi. Public transport, cafeterias, libraries and even at our house if we have a problem with the router or if the WiFi connection is slow. However, for ensure higher speed on this other device, it is essential to know the implications of what is called Low Data mode.
What are the benefits of enabling “low data mode”?
It is a modality available for WiFi and Mobile Data connections. Usually is enabled by default
If our Internet connection on the iPad or Mac (or any other Windows or Android device) is provided by the iPhone, chances are that we consume before the GB of our tariff. Therefore, enabling “low data mode” will compens ate somewhat, as the iPhone will not demand all the resources. Needless to say, the usefulness of this function if we have limited data rate
In reality, It is generally strongly recommended to keep this mode active if we really don’t need a lot of speed or amount of data to work comfortably on the other device. Keep in mind that today’s computers and tablets also run many background processes that depend on the Internet and are not always essential.
When and how to deactivate this mode from the iPhone
In consideration of what has been seen above, there are situations in which we will need iPhone does not shut off when consuming data. Either out of necessity, because we have unlimited data throughput, or for any other reason.
An example of the usefulness of disabling data saver is when we want to save a photo from the internet at the maximum resolution. By default, the iPhone will save these images with some compression to minimize power consumption, but with “low data mode” it will save them at its highest quality.
The bone steps to disable it they are very simple:
open Settings on iPhone.
and one Mobile data.
If you have multiple data plans, select the one you use to share the Internet. If you only have one, skip to the next step.
Now enter Choice.
If you have an iPhone 11 or earlier, you’ll see the option to disable the Low data mode. If you have an iPhone 12 or later, you’ll need to go to data mode and choose the option Allow more data in 5G oh Standard.
In the case of iPhone 12 and lateryou can also follow the path of Settings > personal hotspot and activate the option Maximize compatibilitywhich will create a 5 GHz WiFi network which, despite having a shorter range, guarantees a higher speed to the devices that connect.