Iâ€™m getting ready for my first road trip with my new iPad mini. My question is about how to conserve 4G data usage. I will be signing up for a Verizon 1 gig data plan for a month, & only enable it when Iâ€™m not near a Wi-Fi hot spot. I want to be sure when Iâ€™m using the 4G connection I donâ€™t have apps behaving badly & using up my data allotment. Iâ€™ve read about the standard things saving like donâ€™t use iTunes or stream movies, etc. My email accounts are set to only poll when I ask for it. I guess Iâ€™m looking for the less than obvious things to conserve 4G, like is less data used checking Gmail accounts via the web site or using the email app ? Other questions: Is there a way to stop informational apps like the weather channel from polling for data while on 4G? How much data does a â€œfreeâ€ ad sponsored app use. I realize I cannot use the app while on 4G, but am curious.