It’s almost impossible for anyone to think of a life without internet. We all know how useless a smartphone feels when we run out of data. Although data is available at a reasonable price nowadays, that doesn’t change the fact that we still ration our data usage to make it last until the end of the billing cycle.
Most of the time we lose our precious data because some app decides to run in the background continuously. So, Google has brought in a new app to help us combat this very problem.
Datally is Google’s solution to help you see which app or service is sucking your data without your approval. This app also allows you to control data usage in each and every app. You can prevent apps from consuming background data in one single tap, which makes it really convenient.
The app also gives you statistics on the amount of data you’ve consumed in the previous month vs the current month, and ways you can improve it.
Surprisingly, this feature isn’t a new to Android, as the operating system comes with its built-in data saver. However, Datally has definitely simplified the overall process, making it more user-friendly. Additionally, the app also suggests its users open Wi-Fi hotspots in the vicinity to help them save more data. So, if you’re in a mall or a coffee shop with a Wi-Fi hotspot, the app will notify you about it and suggest you make the switch.
Datally is a part of Google’s Next Billion User’s initiative which concentrates on creating Google products useful for countries suffering from network and data connectivity problems. The app has been in its testing phase in the Philippines since all summer and has seen over 500,000 users.
The app is currently available for download on the Google Play Store for smartphones running Android 5.0 and higher.