Low bandwidth mode?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by bp1000, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. bp1000 macrumors 65816

    Jul 7, 2011
    I travel sometimes and end up tethering to my phone, even though it is unlimited 3G with tethering i prefer to keep usage down, especially as some areas have quite low speeds (1-2Mbps).

    As i understand my macbook air has all sorts of background data transfer checks etc, from simple email checking, apps update checks, icloud background transfers etc.

    Is there any easy way i can just disable these or am i best just to create a new account with no accounts set up?
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Turning off wifi on your MBA until you need it may be an option.

    I doubt the background email checks and what not eat into your bandwidth very much but I understand the point you're making.

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