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Tips on updating software

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All kinds of applications and apps require software updates from time to time. Some of these are minor updates that don't use up much data, but some can be quite large. An OS update for Windows or Mac can be several gigabytes, for example. Worse, these updates may happen automatically without your realizing it. So even if you’re careful about monitoring your usage, updates could be quietly eating up data. 

Here are a few ways to stop or limit this behind-the-scenes data consumption: 

·                Change your settings so that any updates require your permission.  

·                If your Viasat Internet plan includes a Free Zone, schedule updates during those hours. 

·                Make updates at end of your billing cycle when it’s clear you have enough data. 

To learn how to schedule updates for your devices, consult your device’s instruction manual or visit the manufacturer’s website. 

You may also want to read Tips on upgrading to Windows 10.

And here's a short video about how to manage those updates: 


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