Google launches Datally app for Android to help you monitor and control your data usage
Mobile data is important these days, with many people relying on cellular data to stay connected to their loved ones and to the world around them. Sometimes it can be tough to stay on top of your data usage, though, which is why Google has created a new app called Datally.
Datally is a new Android app that's now available from the Play Store. With it, users can see their phone's data usage on an hourly, daily, weekly, or monthly basis and get recommendations for how they can save some data.
If they'd like to work to conserve more data, Datally will help users to block background data usage and track the real-time data usage for each app. Datally can also block an app's data connection entirely with one tap.
Another way that users can save their mobile data is with Wi-Fi. That's why Datally will tell you if you're near a public Wi-Fi connection and help you get connected. Users can even rate the network quality of a Wi-Fi connection to help others find a quality Wi-Fi network.
Google says that it's been testing Datally in the Philippines in recent months and that the app has helped users to save up to 30 percent of their data.
Datally is now available to all Android users running Android 5.0 Lollipop and higher.
This looks like a nice addition to Google's Android app catalog. It can be difficult to track exactly how much data an app is using, especially if it's consuming data in the background, but Datally wants to make that easy. The app can also help users to block an app's data connection if that app gets too hungry for megabytes, which is better than forcing a user to try and prevent an app from gobbling data.
Do you track your mobile data usage? If so, are you going to give Datally a try?