Mobile data is still one of the key to our experience with smartphones. Most of your apps will not be of any use without mobile data and many places it still costs a lot.
Many people use third party apps to monitor the mobile data usage and keep track of apps which are consuming it. The need for such monitoring is keep increasing with ever growing list of apps.
With the addition of Augmented Reality apps in the mix, you will need more control on the mobile data as these apps will need more and more of it.
Google has joined the mix of providing a nice way to monitor and control your usage of mobile data. They have launched their newest app Datally, which will allow you to have a fine-grain control on your data usage.
Datally app is available free of cost from Google Play Store. The app works like any other data monitoring app, asks you to activate a VPN service to monitor the data transfer.
Datally allows you to monitor the data usage and find public Wifi in case of a need. Once you installed the app, first time setup will walk you through the process.
Just follow the initial prompts and allow access to Datally app for monitoring your data spend.
Once the app is installed and setup, you can see all of your apps listed and amount of data they have used.
From here you can manage all your data and allow apps to access it or block the data access for certain apps.
Control Data Allocation for Apps
Datally apps allows you to manage your data and allow fine-grain control on how you want to use your mobile data.
There are many Android Apps which allows you take some control of your data, Datally doesn’t go above and beyond of those in terms of functionality but have nice integration with Google Services.
On the Manage Data screen, just click on the lock button to allow or block the data access for any app. It will also show you the current data usage and the timeline of your data spend.
It helps in pointing out some bad apps which are consuming too much data in the background, so that you can stop them using the mobile data.
Google claims that this app will allow you to save up to 30% of your mobile data by providing insight and recommendation based on your data usage. Bundle is with the additional saving of Chrome data saver feature and YouTube offline mode, you can save a decent amount of data for your phone.
Find Open Wifi
The other feature of the app is the ability to find the closest open WiFi point, so you can save some more data. Just click on Find WiFi and it will lost all the closest WiFi and their status.
You can find the closest open WiFi point to connect and save some data.
It also provides walking direction to the closest WiFi, in case you need it.
This feature is quite useful in case you frequently visit shopping malls etc, you can use their WiFi to stream music or videos.
The more you use this app, it will learn about your habits and will start providing personalized recommendations.
So install the Datally app and start saving your mobile data with these app based control. Are you using any apps to control your mobile data spending? Which apps are you using to control your data usage?