Google is cracking down on apps showing ads on the lockscreen

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The leaked advisory claims that these apps are either developed by Chinese developers or have links to China and can be detrimental to the data security of the troops. Among everything else, the one aspect that seems to hit them the most is the often extreme measures users adopt to save on data.

As part of its effort to crack down on bad apps on the Play Store, Google has announced this week that it will be booting any applications that display advertisements on the Android lock screen. The app is now available for download via the Google Play Store. If you are using Android, you can also limit your data consumption by navigating to Settings Mobile data usage and set a data limit. After you open the app, the top half shows you the data usage of the day.

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"That's why we built Datally, an app that helps you to control, save more and do more with your data", Caesar Sengupta, Vice President, Next Billion Users, Google, said in a blogpost. If you're confused about that, what it means is that Datally will prompt you to connect to a Wi-Fi network in order to save your mobile data. Most likely if you use some of the cheap smartphones flooding the market, you have met lock screen ads.

Along with showing real-time smartphone data use, Datally reveals which apps are involved and lets people stop them as they wish.

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I install a tonne of apps on my phone. See your usage on a hourly, daily, weekly or monthly basis and get personalized recommendations for how you can save more. It shows Google Maps directions to nearby Wi-Fi and public hotspots. Named Datally, the app is aimed at optimizing our data resources by providing a detailed viewpoint of how our data is getting utilized, which includes details as to which app is consuming how much data, when is it being consumed the most and so on.

There are situations when blocking every app from the data connection would not be viable. The Manage data option helps you to view the amount of data consumed in a graphical format.

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You can head over to the link below to give this app a try. Of course, a lot of other apps have the same functions so it has become redundant in a way.

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