Everyone prefers those free WiFi acecss points over the expensive 3G/4G data connections for many reasons like the exorbitant cost of use, unreliable connection, slow or throttled speeds and more. But if you have to use a data pack from your mobile network, then you should make sure that you do not use the data unnecessarily. One way to do this is by using a web browser in your smartphone that does not download extraneous elements like the web fonts, animations and such other heavy data consuming parts of a web page. In fact, the latest version of the Firefox web browser for Android does allow you to turn off the downloading of the web fonts in order to reduce the data usage.
Here is how you can turn off the downloading of the web fonts in Firefox browser:
- Open the Firefox browser in your Android smartphone. Open a new tab and tap on the ellipses to pull down the menu. From this menu, select Settings to open Firefox settings.
- On the settings screen, select Advanced from the list of options.
- Now you can tap on Show web fonts option to toggle off the downloading of the web fonts.
Once you have turned off the web fonts in Firefox, no web page will be able to download web fonts from the internet and this might save you not only the data cost but it could also make the rendering of the web pages a little faster. When rendering the web pages, Firefox will use default fonts like Arial or Helvettica. This might end up making the web page look a little different – the way the web admin never intended. In those cases, you can always toggle on this setting once again and refresh the page.