Google Introduces Datally, an App That Saves You Data


Google on Thursday launched an app created to help Android phone users understand, control and save on their expensive mobile data.

The app allows users to track the apps that use up data the most for a given user, as well as determine where they can save data. You can manually control individual apps, and tap on that lock icon to unlock it, and thus allow background data refresh. The app recommends users to shut off data based on usage activity and even suggests open public Wi-Fi networks available nearby.

Talking about the new app, Caesar Sengupta, Vice President, Next Billion Users, Google, in a blog post said, "Mobile data is expensive for many people around the world".

While this app seems like a useful tool, it is globally available for download on the Google Play Store for all phones running Android 5.0 (Lollipop) and higher. It can help you find good Wi-Fi hotspots nearby so that you won't have to use your mobile data at all.

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Apps frequently use data in the background to update content and information. If you find yourself in this scenario, Google has your back with its new Android app named as Datally. It lets you individually restrict apps from accessing your mobile data, and also activate a "Data Saver" mode which restricts a list of apps entirely.

The app, called Datally, enables users to see the data usage on an hourly, daily, weekly, or monthly basis, and receive suggestions on how they can save more data. From the myriad Google services to the millions of Android phones, Google has got the the means to calculate your mobile data consumption.

Say, your friend comments on your Facebook post, or likes your Instagram photo, you will instantly get a notification for the same. Unlike the built-in tools and third party applications, Datally has been built to work as seamlessly as possible with your Android smartphone.

The app itself is very simple and stylish, and easy to understand as well. The initiative is also focused on basic features like storage management, which is why the app just takes tiny 6MB space.