How many megabytes do you spend when watching a YouTube video from your cell phone?

No matter how much data your phone has, it can always seem like not enough, especially if you watch a lot of YouTube videos. But how much data does a YouTube video actually consume?

The amount of data a YouTube video consumes depends on a number of factors, including the video quality, the length of the video, and your device’s settings. In general, however, you can expect to use the following amounts of data for a YouTube video:

  • 144p: 1.3 MB per minute
  • 240p: 2.2 MB per minute
  • 360p: 3.1 MB per minute
  • 480p: 4.8 MB per minute
  • 720p: 9.3 MB per minute
  • 1080p: 18.6 MB per minute
  • 1440p: 30.4 MB per minute
  • 2160p: 45.2 MB per minute

So, if you watch a 30-minute YouTube video at 1080p, you can expect to use about 558 MB of data. If you’re on a limited data plan, you may want to consider watching videos at a lower quality or using a data-saving mode.

Here are some tips for reducing the amount of data you use when watching YouTube videos:

  • Watch videos at a lower quality.
  • Use a data-saving mode.
  • Download videos to watch offline.
  • Watch videos on Wi-Fi instead of cellular data.

By following these tips, you can save data and still enjoy your favorite YouTube videos.

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