What is your Smartphone? It can be anything. But what’s your Smartphone without an Internet Connection? Most probably it can be a big zero with some features for calling and texting to someone. Which means the use of your Smartphone is based on Internet especially Social Networking, Internet based Applications and more and hence what we need for running a ‘Smart’ Smartphone is an efficient Data connection. But nowadays, the data connection is getting tight as it only provides a plan which bears limited tariff and comparatively lower speed. If you’re having an Unlimited Data Plan, you don’t need to bother about your speed of tariff but otherwise you have to do so.
If you have a habit of utilizing anything at maximum level, you’ll do so in the case of your data plan as well. Which means, if you need to utilize each and every kilobyte (Bytes are negligible nowadays) of your allowed amount of data, you can do something great with some apps. Some apps can monitor and track your Data usage along with some alerts when you’re about to have a tight situation. Those Applications can even monitor the way you use your data plan. So let’s have a look on some Android Applications by which you can effectively utilize your data plans as finding the ways that consume your data.
If you’re running an Android Device with v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or later versions, you may not need such apps since Google has integrated such a Data Monitoring System in the software itself. The mentioned system will give you a graphical representation of Data usage as well as an option to limit a specific application in data usage. As you know, a majority of Android Smartphones are not updated with ICS so a majority of users will need of such Apps. So let’s jump to the list.
What about having a dog which monitors your internet usage and helps to save your pocket? 3G Watchdog will work such a do. After installing the Application, what you’ve to do is providing some details about your data plan such as amount of data allotted, time period etc. After configuring all these things, the Application will start controlling your data usage.
The application could tell how much percentage of data has been used up and if you think it’s more, and then you can simply set alert for limiting the data usage. There is also an option to monitor the whole data usage and how they’re used up by your Smartphone as well as you could get daily, weekly, and monthly usage information. 3G Watchdog includes has a pro variant too which includes some additional features such as data usage prediction, application wise usage, and some widgets as well.
Onavo also works as a good data usage monitoring application as you can set the usage limits and the software will warn you through notification when reaching near the limit. You can also limit some apps to install updates only if there is a Wi-Fi connection. There are some features for saving your Smartphone’s battery life as well as managing data usage.
As said in the above case, Onavo can also show you Weekly, Daily and monthly usage and it works as a great companion of your Android Smartphone for using your data plan with maximum profit.
Hope these apps will help you in controlling your data usage and hence to save your wallet from breaking. Do you use any other data manager apps for controlling data usage? Free feel to share it on the comment section.