1. Windows Central Question's Avatar
    Browsing a few web pages (about 10 - just news sites, not videos) uses about 10mb of data measured by the data sense app.

    This seems excessively high.

    I installed the opera browser and this has used less than 1mb for similar use.

    I have data saving high turned on for IE, but it still seems to use loads of data just for web pages.

    I only have limited data and need to keep it as low as possible.

    Why is IE using so much?
    05-07-2015 07:17 AM
  2. xandros9's Avatar
    That does seem high. Even with no compression I don't see that number for just a few pages...


    Maybe you can link me to some? Maybe I can reproduce it.
  3. xandros9's Avatar
    That does seem high. Even with no compression I don't see that number for just a few pages...


    Maybe you can link me to some? Maybe I can reproduce it.
    Laura Knotek and RumoredNow like this.
    05-07-2015 12:43 PM
  4. Bradzin's Avatar
    It was a few pages from theguardian.com website and then a few from the bbc news website.
    I also installed the Surfy browser, that is even worse for data usage, from the history I have viewed 23 web pages, again just news type sites, no videos or heavy with pictures and according to the data sense app it has used 72mb!
    05-08-2015 02:00 PM
  5. xandros9's Avatar
    Data Sense was set to High.

    IE usage before: 36 MB

    Visited:
    theguardian.com
    - Repub. presidential hopefuls focus fire...
    - UK election aftermath...
    - Sheldon Adelson faces new scrutiny...
    - Hosni Mubarak sentenced to three years in prison
    - Syrian official: US 'supporting...

    Cortana/Bing search for BBC News

    bbc.com/news
    - Russia stages massive WW2...
    - 'Dozens' dead in Iraq prison...
    - WHO declares Liberia ebola-free...
    - Troops deployed to Peruvian mine

    Data usage after: 44 MB

    I suppose its the pages themselves since I don't think IE is just inefficient compared to others.
    But its worth noting that Opera Mini is definitely superior to most other browsers in compression and stuff.
    Harrie-S likes this.
    05-09-2015 03:21 PM
  6. Bradzin's Avatar
    Thanks for checking. Gone are the days when websites were a few Kb's!

    Opera is a lot better at minimising data use.
    05-10-2015 04:44 AM
  7. shreyas24's Avatar
    UC browser with the speed mode turned on might be a good choice too.
    05-10-2015 06:07 AM

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