There’s no right or wrong way to get connected, but by tapping into the valuable WiFi that’s all around you, you’ll be on your way to more coverage, in more places, with less money coming out of your pockets every month.

With just a swipe here, and a toggle there, you’ll start seeing data savings of up to 50% for some of your favorite apps! So, take a look around and start watching the savings roll in.

Video Walk-throughs

Not sure where to start?

We’ve taken the liberty of ordering these video walk-throughs from some of the easiest and most effective setting changes, to more in-depth data-saving tips and tricks.

Step-by-Step Tutorials

Rather read than watch?

Click through the tutorials below for more information on things like connecting to WiFi and smarter ways to use your favorite apps.

  • Google Chrome

    • On Google Chrome’s main screen, tap the three dots in the top right corner to open the menu.

      Step 1

      On Google Chrome’s main screen, tap the three dots in the top right corner to open the menu.

    • Select Settings.

      Step 2

      Select Settings.

    • Scroll down and tap Data Saver.

      Step 3

      Scroll down and tap Data Saver.

    • Turn Data Saver on by tapping the slider in the top right-hand corner.

      Step 4

      Turn Data Saver on by tapping the slider in the top right-hand corner.

    • Now when you come back to this screen, you can track your progress and see how much data you’ve saved!

      Step 5

      Now when you come back to this screen, you can track your progress and see how much data you’ve saved!

  • Google Play Store

    • In the Play Store, tap the three bars in the top left corner of the screen to open the Menu.

      Step 1

      In the Play Store, tap the three bars in the top left corner of the screen to open the Menu.

    • Select Settings.

      Step 2

      Select Settings.

    • Tap Auto-update apps.

      Step 3

      Tap Auto-update apps.

    • Select Auto-update apps over Wi-Fi only.

      Step 4

      Select Auto-update apps over Wi-Fi only.

  • Facebook Autoplay

    • In the Facebook app, tap the  Menu icon in the upper right corner of the screen.

      Step 1

      In the Facebook app, tap the Menu icon in the upper right corner of the screen.

    • Scroll down

      Step 2

      Scroll down

    • Tap App Settings.

      Step 3

      Tap App Settings.

    • Turn off Sync photos

      Step 4

      Turn off Sync photos

    • Set Autoplay video to WiFi only.

      Step 5

      Set Autoplay video to WiFi only.

  • YouTube

    • In the Youtube app, tap the three dots in the top right corner of the screen to open the Menu.

      Step 1

      In the Youtube app, tap the three dots in the top right corner of the screen to open the Menu.

    • On the Settings screen, tap General.

      Step 2

      On the Settings screen, tap General.

    • Check the box next to

      Step 3

      Check the box next to "Limit mobile data usage" to only allowing streaming HD video while you’re connected to WiFi.

  • Google Drive

    • In Drive, tap the three bars in the top left corner of the screen to open the Menu.

      Step 1

      In Drive, tap the three bars in the top left corner of the screen to open the Menu.

    • Select Settings.

      Step 2

      Select Settings.

    • Make sure the Transfer files only over Wi-Fi checkbox is checked.

      Step 3

      Make sure the Transfer files only over Wi-Fi checkbox is checked.

  • Google +

    • In Google+, tap the three dots in the top right corner of your screen to open the Menu.

      Step 1

      In Google+, tap the three dots in the top right corner of your screen to open the Menu.

    • Tap Settings.

      Step 2

      Tap Settings.

    • On the Settings screen, tap Auto Backup.

      Step 3

      On the Settings screen, tap Auto Backup.

    • Make sure the Roaming check box is not checked.

      Step 4

      Make sure the Roaming check box is not checked.

    • Set

      Step 5

      Set "Back up photos" and "Back up videos" to over Wi-Fi only.

  • Instagram

    • On the Instagram app’s main screen, tap the Profile icon in the bottom right corner of the screen.

      Step 1

      On the Instagram app’s main screen, tap the Profile icon in the bottom right corner of the screen.

    • Tap the three dots in the top right corner to open the Options screen.

      Step 2

      Tap the three dots in the top right corner to open the Options screen.

    • On the Options screen, scroll down and tap Cellular Data Use.

      Step 3

      On the Options screen, scroll down and tap Cellular Data Use.

    • Select the Use Less Data option.
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      Step 4

      Select the Use Less Data option. (Photos may take longer to load)

  • Open WiFi Notifications

    • Open the Republic App

      Step 1

      Open the Republic App

    • Click on the settings tab on the far right side of top navigation on the screen and choose

      Step 2

      Click on the settings tab on the far right side of top navigation on the screen and choose "WiFi settings".

    • Check the box next to

      Step 3

      Check the box next to "Ask me to join WiFi networks".

    • Now you'll start to see when there are open networks nearby

      Step 4

      Now you'll start to see when there are open networks nearby

    • You can permanently ignore a network (like a printer) by clicking the three dots on the right side of the pop-up.

      Step 5

      You can permanently ignore a network (like a printer) by clicking the three dots on the right side of the pop-up.

  • Skip WiFi Verification

    • Open the Republic App.

      Step 1

      Open the Republic App.

    • Click on the settings tab on the far right side of top navigation on the screen and choose

      Step 2

      Click on the settings tab on the far right side of top navigation on the screen and choose "WiFi settings".

    • Check the box next to

      Step 3

      Check the box next to "Help me with extra verification".

    • Click

      Step 4

      Click "Enable". Now when you verify a WiFi network once, you can ask your phone to remember it and skip over verification next time you're in range.

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