YouTube introduces two new modalities to adjust your data consumption by default and thus avoid the expenses of watching videos on the internet
What the videos do not hang and not having run out of data in the rate after having been watching a couple of videos with the mobile are usually the two wishes that are most repeated by YouTube users when they have to connect spending data from your rate.
Thinking of these types of users, YouTube has updated its mobile app to introduce optimizations in the data consumption with new playback modes that adapt to the user experience and complement the current automatic mode.
The latest update for iOS and Android from YouTube has added two new modes that allow the user to manage the consumption of data in relation to the quality in which they want a specific video to be reproduced.
Within the video image quality settings, the application shows the “Automatic” mode, which offers the best resolution depending on the connectivity conditions it detects, but also a mode that offers higher quality at the cost of higher data consumption and another that reduces quality to spend less data.
How to activate the new YouTube modes
To activate the new YouTube modes we must access the application and select any video. Once the video is playing we must click on the option of the three vertical dots in the upper right corner.
Once there, we must select the “quality” option. Within Quality, a drop-down menu will open with four options: Automatic (the default option provided by YouTube), Higher image quality (which reproduces the video at the highest resolution available, but uses a lot more data), the data saving option (to show the videos in low quality by default when we are hooked by data) and an advanced option that allows us to select the default quality we want for videos.
Therefore, if we want YouTube to be respectful of our data by default, what we should do is select the option “data saving“or select option”advanced” and the 144p or 240p quality for videos.