Google has added four new features to Datally, its data-saving app for Android. These new features are Guest Mode, Daily Limit, Unused Apps, and Wi-Fi Map, which, when taken together, should help people all of us stay under our mobile data limits.
In November 2017, Google launched a new Android app called Datally. Datally is designed to help you understand your mobile data usage, control your data usage, and, ultimately, reduce your data usage. And now, Google has added some new features…
Google Datally’s Four New Features
The new Guest Mode lets you remain in control even when handing your phone to someone. You set a limit before handing your phone to someone else, and that friend or family member will be prevented from burning through all of your precious data.
If you’re more likely to burn through data there’s also Daily Limit. This lets you set a maximum amount of data you’re comfortable using each day. As you approach the limit you’ll get a warning, and can then decide whether to block data for the rest of the day.
Today, my mom asked me if taking pictures on her phone uses up mobile data ?
— Sierra (@sierrahouchin) June 19, 2018
The Unused Apps feature informs you about those apps you’re not using but which are sucking away precious data regardless. Google claims 20 percent of data is lost in this way, so Datally now lets you uninstall these apps with the minimum of fuss.
Finally, the new Wi-Fi Map is designed to help you find nearby Wi-Fi connections. Local Wi-Fi networks are plotted on Google Maps, allowing you to move within range of one if and when you want to stop burning through your mobile data.
Datally Is Now More Essential Than Ever
These new features make Datally an essential app for all Android users. Or at least those who care how much data they’re using, and which apps are responsible. If you’re a Richie Rich with an unlimited data plan then you can safely disregard this whole article.
Download: Datally for Android
As good as Datally is, it isn’t the only way of cutting down on data usage. Here are some clever ways to reduce data usage, and some lesser-known tips for saving your mobile data. And if all else fails you could always dump your smartphone altogether.