Google's Datally app will now help users save mobile data

Friday, 01 Dec, 2017

The new app, called Datally, is available now in the Google Play marketplace. With the new app, users can monitor their phone's data usage on an hourly, weekly, or monthly basis and even get recommendations for how to save data.

Control your data: It also allows users to block data with one tap in case an app's data usage gets out of control.

The company ran a limited beta test of the app earlier this year and notes that users saved about 30% of mobile data on average when using the application.

Datally, a new app developed and launched by Google yesterday. Once installed, the app conducts an audit on the apps you're running on your smartphone to find out what kind of data they're consuming. It comes with many interesting features that will help you in saving more mobile data of yours.

Created as part of Google's Next Billion Users initiative (NBU), developers were inspired by seeing the lengths commuters went to in order to save their precious data. Once that's enabled, Datally will block data access over cellular for most apps and then prompt you as needed.

It's also worth noting that numerous features Datally offers are already built into Android. There are numerous third-party apps that let users keep an eye on their numbers, but now you won't have to look elsewhere. The menu should also show data usage by application, which should provide some insight into what apps are eating more than their fair share of the data pie.

Additionally, there is a "Find Wi-Fi" button in Datally that lists all nearby hotspots being provided by restaurants and other businesses. Google's Datally can be a great help in controlling your data.

When we blocked mobile data access using the master switch we found that Datally was leaving itself and several Google services open, most probably to avoid derailing the smartphone. However, we have the next billion users that are upgrading from feature phones to smartphones, and for them, these advanced controls are alien territory.