Tips to Save Data While Playing Super Mario Run on iOS


Super Mario Run is a data hog on iOS. Here are a few tips that will help you save as much data as possible.

Steps to Save Data While Playing Super Mario Run

Super Mario Run requires an always-on Internet connection in order to run. This leads to users burning through their data at an astronomical rate. But don't panic, we will outline some tips that will help you conserve a significant amount of data.

Use WiFi Wherever Possible

Whether you are on the metro or a public bus, there's a WiFi hotspot pretty much everywhere. We highly recommend connecting to one if you are planning to play Super Mario Run on the go. Besides, these WiFi hotspots are usually free. So apart from saving data, you are actually doing yourself a huge favor too.

Turn Off WiFi Assist

iOS hands over the data connection to cellular whenever it feels that the WiFi signal is poor. You can avoid this by turning off the WiFi Assist feature in iOS. Navigate to Settings > Cellular, scroll all the way down, and turn WiFi Assist off. This will force your device to stay connected to a WiFi network regardless of its strength.

Download & Install a Data Saver

Yes, such apps do exist on the App Store and they're usually free as well. One of them is Data Compress, that compresses data before it reaches your device. It's free, and you can download it directly from the App Store.

Turn Off Background App Refresh & Limit Data Usage

Background App Refresh can be a data hog when you are out and about. Navigate to Settings > General > Background App Refresh, and turn the feature off before playing Super Mario Run. Furthermore, head over to Settings > Cellular and disable certain apps from accessing your cellular data which you do not utilize, except Super Mario Run.

Shut Down Backgrounded Apps Before Playing Mario Run

Certain apps tend to eat away data if not shut down completely. Double press the Home button to bring up the app switcher, and remove all apps which you are not using except for Mario Run, of course.

Wrap Up

The always-on Internet requirement is somewhat of a disappointment for those who have limited cellular data at hand. But thankfully, there are steps we all can take to limit usage when we are not at home, and away from a trusty WiFi network.

Let's all join hands and hope Nintendo takes down the Internet requirement of the game in a future update.