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Save your mobile data with Google's 'Datally

Save your mobile data with Google's 'Datally

Google has launched a new app to help solve one of the biggest and most irritating problems for smartphone users - running out of data. The app also recommends various ways to cut down usage of data based on the activities suggesting nearby public access of Wi-Fi networks for them to connect to.

Google on Thursday introduced its new Datally app that lets you monitor and save mobile data.

The app helps you understand your data, and provides usage details on an hourly, daily, weekly or monthly basis.

The application lists data consumption by app and enables users to shut off data transmissions by apps of their choosing.

Datally will show which apps are using data the most and at what times your data is getting used up. Save more and do more with your mobile data.

In fact, Google's own analysis found that you can save "up to 30 percent of mobile data" by using Datally. The app is compatible with devices running Android 5.0 Lollipop and above.




She said that directions were also given for one to be able to locate the Wi-Fi and once one was connected to a network, it was important to rate it in order to help others in the Datally community find great Wi-Fi.

Now You: What's your free mobile data quota? "The visibility gives users more confidence to use those apps".

This app, called Datally, allows users to track their data usage in real time, and get personalised recommendations on saving data along with notifications of public Wi-Fi spots available nearby. "Managing and controlling data can feel daunting, and where data goes can seem like a "black box", says Google South Africa country director Luke Mckend. As for iPhone users, don't expect Google to release a version of this app on iOS anytime soon.

Download Datally now from Google's Play Store. Even though this is the case, the app makes accessing these options much quicker and easier, meaning they are not the exclusive domain of Android experts. Its basic function is to aid people in managing the data usage on their smartphones.

'With Datally, you can save more and do more with your data'.


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