How to Switch Between Facebook Free & Data Mode

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Facebook is one of the best social media platforms in terms of connecting people around the world. They offer special features to the users for free. While we are talking about the Facebook features, none of the social apps can beat the Facebook app. Because it is simple and easy to use and lets us connect even if we don’t have internet data. Yes, I am talking about the Facebook Free Mode. They have telecom partners around the world. This gives you access while you don’t have an active data package.

The only con of the feature is you won’t be able to see photos and videos while it’s turned on. Old photos (loaded with your data) will be there but new ones won’t appear unless you have a data package on your current network provider.

In Facebook-free mode, fresh photos and media won’t load up. You can still log in and enjoy lots of cool things over there. But if you don’t see photos and videos on Facebook. Then using the free mode doesn’t make any sense. That is the reason you are here to turn off or disable the Facebook free mode and switch to data. Read also: Remove Phone Number from Facebook.

Well, I am going to show the easy method to enable and disable the Facebook free mode. Then you will be able to easily turn on and off the feature without any complications. Even you can manage the free mode settings in the Facebook lite app. Don’t worry it’s really easy. I will show you everything step by step with pictures.

What is Facebook Free Mode?

Facebook Free Mode is a unique feature that allows users to use the Facebook app while they do not have an active data package. Once enabled the Facebook app won’t consume your data. It let you use Facebook without internet (data quota) bandwidth on selected telecom operators (Facebook partners) around the world.

Facebook Free Mode
Facebook Free Mode

If you see that banner on the top of your Facebook app while you don’t have any data package. Then you can simply tap that “Use Free Mode” button and you are good to go. Of course, this feature has some limitations, photos and media won’t load up, you can still enjoy other features like comments, likes, shares, and more. Read also: Manage Contacts Sync on Facebook.

Enable Free Mode on Facebook App

Here are the easy steps to enable the Free Mode in the app: All you need is to open the Facebook app, then go to the menu. Now tap “See More” or “Also from the Facebook” section to find the “Free Basics” settings. Tap on it and click Continue to enable the free mode on your Facebook app.

Turn on Facebook Free Mode
Turn on Facebook Free Mode

Alternatively, one of the best methods to enable the free mode on Facebook is here: Just disable your phone data then open the Facebook app. Now you will see a banner at the top with a “Go to Free” button. Tap the button and you are done with enabling Facebook free mode. Enjoy Facebook in the free mode.

Enable Free Facebook Mode
Enable Free Facebook Mode

Disable Free Mode on Facebook App

To turn off or disable the Facebook free mode, simply go to your newsfeed then you will see the “See All Photos” button under any of your friend’s photos. Tap on it and you will be prompted to enable data mode. Tap the Enable option and you are good to go. Now the free mode will be disabled automatically and all the photos and video will load up using your mobile data.

Disable Facebook Free Mode
Disable Facebook Free Mode

There is an alternative way to do turn off the free mode in the Facebook app. Once the mode is enabled, you will see a banner at the top, with a “See Photos” button. Simply tap the button to disable the Free Mode and enable the Data mode in your Facebook app.

Turn off Facebook Free Mode
Turn off Facebook Free Mode

How to Remove Facebook Free Mode Banner

The banner is a quick shortcut to enable and disable free mode on Facebook. But if you wanna remove the free banner completely. You can do so by following these simple steps:

Open the Facebook app. Go to Menu then Settings & Privacy. Now tap the “Mobile Center” section. Tap the Settings icon at the top right. Select the “Turn Off Facebook Modes” option, then tap the “Turn Off” button to confirm. done. This is exactly how you can get rid of the free banner on the Facebook app.

How to Remove Facebook Free Mode Banner
How to Remove Facebook Free Mode Banner

Moreover, the question mark is no longer there in the latest Facebook app to remove the banner for free and data mode. Alternatively, you can go to the Free Mode Toggle Settings and tap the Disable this Feature option to remove the banner from your Facebook app.

However, here are a few things you need to keep in mind before disabling the free mode banner on the Facebook app. Once you turn off Facebook modes, you will lose access to free modes and the app will use your mobile data as usual. Moreover, you won’t be able to see your photos and video, update your status on Facebook, also send and receive messages without data charges. Read also: What is Off-Facebook Activity, Let’s Manage it.

How to Turn On and Off Free Mode on Facebook Lite App

Facebook also allows users to turn on and off the free mode in your Facebook lite app. However, it is quite easy to switch between the data and free mode in the lite app version. Please follow the below simple step to do so:

Turn On Free Mode on Facebook Lite

If you are not connected to the internet or you don’t have mobile data. Then you will see a banner at the top right of your Facebook lite app. The banner has a “Go to Free” button, tap the button to turn on the Facebook free mode in the lite version.

Activate Free Mode on Facebook Lite
Activate Free Mode on Facebook Lite

Turn Off Free Mode on Facebook Lite

To turn off the free mode in the Facebook lite app, follow these steps: Open the Facebook Lite app, tap the See All Photos button at the top right in the Free Mode banner. You will be asked to confirm that mobile data will be used. Tap the Use Data option and disable or turn off the free mode in the Facebook Lite app.

Deactivate Free Mode on Facebook Lite
Deactivate Free Mode on Facebook Lite

Disable Free Mode Banner on Facebook Lite

You can hide, remove or disable the free mode banner in the Facebook lite app. Here is how to do it: Open the Facebook lite app, then go to menu > Mobile Center > tap the Settings icon at the top right > Select “Turn off Facebook Modes” section, then tap the Turn Off button to confirm the action.

Disable or Remove Free Mode Banner on Facebook Lite
Disable or Remove Free Mode Banner on Facebook Lite

That is it for today guys, this is how you can easily enable, disable and turn off Facebook free and data mode. Moreover, it is a great feature to be there on Facebook but the banner at the top is very annoying, we can remove it but each time enabling and disabling a feature is kind of awkward. Anyways, for more information or any question, please comment below. I will be happy to assist you.

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