Since the networks aren’t helping, Google has just launched an app to help users manage data

Google Datally

Data doesn’t have to be confusing, hard to control or expensive and Google is now making it easier for users to manage everything data on their phones.


Saving mobile data is easy with Datally, the new smart new app by Google. It’s a mobile data manager that will help you monitor, save, and gain control of your data. Through tracking and controlling app data usage, you save more data and get the most out of your phone.

Datally is being released as part of Google’s Next Billion Users initiative, which is focused on making Google products more usable in countries that have limited mobile connections and where lower-end hardware remains widespread.

Google has been testing Datally in the Philippines and says the app has over 500,000 users. The app has also been able to save people, on average, 30 percent of their data.

The app will help you take back control, learn about the best ways to gain control of your data usage, easily track your data and understand which apps are using the most.

  • Data Saver – Save up to 30% of mobile data* through controlling data usage on an app-by-app. Control and limits data on specific apps while still enjoying the apps you want
  • Data Saver Bubble – Front and center controls allow you to see real-time app data usage, and block an app’s data usage if things get out of control
  • Data Usage Metrics – Learn more about your data usage, including usage history, trends over time, and per-app usage
  • Personalised Recommendations – See usage highlights, prompts to rate Wi-Fi networks, and reminders to turn on your data saver

You can also get more data by find nearby Wi-Fi to watch more videos, browse more pictures, and download more files.

The Wi-Fi finder helps you discover great Wi-Fi networks nearby with details like distance. Before connecting, you can see how other Datally users have rated the Wi-Fi network, and you can also rate Wi-Fi networks that you’ve connected to

There are also new features in the pipeline, including those that are currently available for limited testing in select markets like balance checking and balance expiration reminders and proactive data usage warnings and controls.

Watch the promo video below:

Sources: Google
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