5 best practices to improve mobile data management of your business devices

June 4th, 2020.


Managing the usage of mobile data of a mobile device can seem simple. Still, when it comes to a fleet of professional mobile devices, it starts to be complex and time-consuming. Between operating system updates, application downloads and their usages, mobile data consumption often skyrockets and generates unnecessary expenses.

Don’t worry, we decided to give you a hand by outlining the best practices for a better mobile data management of your business device fleets.


1. Remember to switch on Wi-Fi and to disable Mobile Data as soon as you can


Simple gestures can sometimes make a big difference. This advice seems trivial but it is sometimes quickly forgotten by teams on the move.

Famoco MDM helps you manage the settings of all your Famoco mobile devices quickly.



2. Prefer Wi-Fi for operating system updates and applications downloads


Operating system updates are often substantial and require a lot of data to be downloaded. It is strongly advised to connect to Wi-Fi during an OS update. This applies to a whole fleet of professional mobile devices as well as to a personal one.

Mobile data and Wi-Fi usage

Installing new applications (or their updates) may require significant resources that the mobile data connection would struggle to provide. The larger your phone fleet, the more likely you are to consume mobile data if you are not connected via Wi-Fi.

Light or heavy applications, there are no small savings! Prefer downloading them with a Wi-Fi connexion.



3. Avoid using data consuming apps


Consumer dedicated apps such as Facebook, YouTube or Instagram are extremely data consuming and should not be in the application catalog of professional mobile devices. The fleet manager must control the applications available on mobile devices to avoid unnecessary waste of mobile data.

A platform that can remotely manage mobile terminals can allow a precise selection of applications and authorize those that are dedicated to business use thanks to a whitelist functionality.

The Famoco MDM gives you the ability to create whitelists and manage the applications that can be used on your business mobile device fleets. All third-party applications that are not part of the mobile device profile will not be able to be installed on the terminal profile.



4. Uninstall or force shutdown pre-installed


Pre-installed (like Maps or Loglife) regularly synchronize themselves during the day and consume a lot of data. Remember to uninstall them or force their shutdown, so you don’t see your mobile data consumption increase.

Adopt devices free of pre-installed apps:
Android mobile devices are distributed with natively installed apps, which are sometimes impossible to uninstall. Secure phones, like Famoco’s mobile devices, allow businesses to get rid of these services that can not only consume your mobile data unnecessarily but also send all metadata to Google servers.



5. Optimize application management on your mobile device fleets


You can use a Mobile Device Management platform to configure all your devices with just a few clicks. You can add your business applications that are essential to your business and deploy the application profile on all selected phones.

Our Famoco MDM platform will allow you to optimize mobile data consumption through secure and fast management of your mobile device fleets. You can give access to a list of applications selected by your choices, which will block any installation of applications that will not be in the list and that would potentially harm the productivity of your business.

Adding apps to a profile on the Famoco MDM


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