By Steve Beck

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — If you’re like me, your cell phone bill has been inflated recently due to data usage.

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Although it’s not the only thing, a setting on Facebook could be playing a role in eating up your data.

When you log onto Facebook on your mobile phone, the autoplay feature automatically plays videos without you hitting the start button.

Well, for those interested in controlling the autoplay feature, there is a way to do that and possibly lower your data usage.

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For iPhone users, from your phone’s homepage, click Settings, scroll down and click on Facebook, then click Settings, then click the Auto-play tab and you can then choose Wi-fi only or off.

Android users can log into the Facebook app and go to the account settings. You can then choose to turn it off or you can select so that it only plays when you are connected to Wi-fi.

As stated above, this setting is not the only reason your data is being used up, but it could be playing a role.

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