The iHeartRadio app allows you to stream music which means that it needs Internet connectivity to be able to do so. It also means it will be using up data in order to stream media content from the online servers. The question that many users were asking is that how much data does iHeartRadio actually use?
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Unlike Spotify that offers 320kbps bitrate, iHeartRadio maxes out at 128 kbps only. It’s the standard quality for music and for sure the developers have already thought of the data usage that’s why they don’t offer any better quality than that.
At 128kbps, you will be able to use up to 58MB for an hour of streaming. Many users stream via iHeartRadio while on the go or driving and most of the time the streaming would only last an hour or two a day. Using up 120MB to 150MB every day is still considered economical. If you don’t have an unlimited plan, streaming via iHeartRadio would still be ideal if you just want to listen to some music while mobile. So, don’t worry about using up your allotted monthly data allowance when you’re just using iHeartRadio.
Now that I’ve answered the question on how much data this app uses, it’s time to address a more pressing problem concerning the app as well–the crashes.
Applications crash more often than you think but most of the time you won’t notice if it happens. There are just times when you’ll be prompted with an error or the app you use at the moment is the one that’s being stopped by the system. Most of the time, app crashes are really not a major set back and there’s always you can do about it. Here’s what you can do…
- Force restart your phone. This must be the first thing you need to do especially if it’s just the first time the problem occurred. It’s because it could just a result of a minor glitch in the system or the app itself. In such case, you don’t need some complicated troubleshooting procedures to address it. Just a reboot or a forced reboot will do. If you own a Samsung device, then try to press and hold the volume down and power keys simultaneously for 10 seconds or more. If you’re using other devices, you may just need to press and hold the power key for 30 seconds or more.
- Clear iHeartRadio’s cache and data. With this you’ll be resetting the app back to its default settings or configuration. If the crash is due to an issue with the app itself then this procedure is more than enough to fix the problem. You just have to go to Application Manager under Settings and look for iHeartRadio. Once you’re inside the app’s settings menu, then you can clear it’s cache and data from there. However, if the problem continues to bug you even after this, then try the next solution.
- Uninstall iHeartRadio and reinstall it. Most of the time I would suggest to update an app that’s having some issues but in this case it’s better to just uninstall the app to completely remove it from your phone as well as it’s association with the firmware and other applications. After which, open Play Store, download iHeartRadio and reinstall it on your phone. This makes sure you have the latest version of the app running on your device.
Any problems with third-party applications can be fixed by one of these procedures. So, I hope that this troubleshooting guide can help you one way or another.
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