Google bans apps that push annoying ads to the Android lockscreen

02 December, 2017, 00:56 | Author: Delbert Rhodes
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Elaborating further, Josh Woodward, the product manager dealing with Datally said their move to come up with the app is the outcome of a worldwide recce they conducted to find out more about how people in different parts of the world use their devices. You can also block data with one tap if an app's data usage gets out of control. Swiping down from the notification pane on your Android device will show you how much data the current app is using. Google has stated that the apps which do not adhere to its new Lockscreen Monetization policy would be removed from the Play Store.

Google on November 30 launched a new app created to help Android smartphone users understand, control and limit usage of the pricey data packages, especially in countries such as India. So in this article, let me take you on a quick tour of the new app and discuss some easy techniques to save your mobile data.

With Datally, you can save up to 30% of mobile data by controlling data usage of every app that you have installed. Datally requires regular monitoring by users, which can be annoying, but for users who are on slower mobile networks or have limited data cap, it can be helpful. Most likely if you use some of the cheap smartphones flooding the market, you have met lock screen ads.

The app provides graphs to break down the bigger picture, so users can see how they're using their data and which apps are causing trouble.

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App developers are pushing the envelope on a daily basis trying to improve and enhance our smartphone and tablet experiences.

I install a tonne of apps on my phone. That's why we built Datally, an app that helps you understand, control and save data. Datally also prompts you to rate Wi-Fi networks.

If you haven't already enabled the data saver feature for mobile data, you can do so from there as well. Only dedicated apps for customized lock screen can show you advertisements on your lock screen. This way, you can connect to these hotspots and save a significant amount of mobile data. Of course, a lot of other apps have the same functions so it has become redundant in a way.

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