Do you find yourself constantly running out of data? Well, Google has come up with an easy to use solution by introducing Datally.
Datally is an application that would give you an outline of how much data you’ve used for the day, give you highlights on the top three applications that use the most data on your phone, how much data individual applications on your phone takes up — with the ones that take the most at the top, and would suggest you nearby WiFi networks.
Moreover, once you set up the data saver option and activate it, you will have the option of blocking background data for all your apps except the most relevant ones that keep your phone functioning like the Android OS application. This would save you a great deal of data as only the apps that you are actively using will use up your phone’s data, you can also choose what application you would like to not block from using your mobile data. In this way, you can still choose to receive messages from apps such as WhatsApp while blocking out other unnecessary applications from draining more data.
Another handy thing about this application is that you get notifications in the form of a bubble head on how much data you are using on the current application that is actively in use — This way you can keep a track of how much data you’ve consumed so far and once you reach a certain MB (Megabytes), you can choose to block data for that application almost immediately.
Yes, I am aware that most of these options are already built into Android, thus available in settings but they are hidden inside settings, it isn’t easy for newbies to find them and on the other hand, having it in a standalone application makes it more convenient than having to navigate to settings. However, right now this only helps to manage mobile data but it does not help us to manage WiFi data which would be quite a nice addition to Datally.
This is a part of Google’s Next Billion users initiative where they focus on catering to the developing world in terms of technology, just like Google’s second most recent app – Files Go. Datally takes up only 6MB of space and is currently available for any phone that uses Android 5.0 or higher and as for iPhone users, Google does not plan on releasing this for iOS in the near future.
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