Outlook for Android now consumes a whole lot less data

Microsoft has issued an update for Outlook for Android that users on a strict data tariff are bound to find useful. 

The upgrade introduces the option to block external images from automatically downloading over a cellular connection, which should help save on some precious MBs – something that users on a stringent tariff (think: 1 or 2GB) will appreciate.

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Nowadays, most customers have a data plan consisting of more than a couple of GBs, so Microsoft has left Outlook’s auto-download feature on by default. That means you’ll need to head into Settings to turn it off – or risk being overcharged.

Here’s what you need to do:

  • From Outlook’s Settings screen, select your email address.
  • Slide the toggle next to Block External Images from Off to On.

That’s all there is to it.

The release also includes a slew of bug fixes, designed to improve the stability of the application in order to deliver the best possible user experience.

To install the update, open up the Play Store, navigate into the Updates section, locate Outlook, then tap the Update button. Be aware, though, that if you have Automatic Updates enabled, it would have already installed in the background.

Data-conscious Outlook users, be sure to let us know how the feature works over on Facebook or Twitter @TrustedReviews.

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