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On MacOS, is is possible to tell the OS that this is MiFi or shared internet from cell phone and the OS should "save" data as much as possible.
(like Android OS is capable of)
Unlike on an iPhone or iPad, MacOS does not have an easy option for selecting Low Data Mode. However, there are 3rd party utilities that may be helpful.
See this older post for a bit more info - TripMode remains an option for setting Low Data Mode on MacOS.