Google Play Store has banned apps showing ads on your lockscreen

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Google Play Store has banned apps showing ads on your lockscreen

Or maybe you've just got to cut costs down. Google is taking aim at the "next billion" internet users with a way to stop smartphone apps from needlessly burning through costly mobile data allowances.

It's a good move by Google and a positive one for the user experience. An app with rooting is like a user using the device.

"With my limited allowance, I am conscious about saving money including expenses on cellphone load".

While smartphones seemed ubiquitous, it was common for them to be in "airplane mode", severing connections to networks out of fear of runaway mobile data costs, according to product manager Josh Woodward. "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 of Next Billion Users at Google. But people will still complain about data usage.

But they warmed to the idea as they saw that users welcomed data consumption by "apps they really like", Woodward said. After you install Datally from the Play Store and accept the relevant permissions, the app starts automatically recording how much data each app uses and breaks it down into a handy chart.

Google wrote: "Unless the exclusive goal of the app is that of a lockscreen, apps may not introduce ads or features that monetize the locked display of a device". It also gives an option to see the number of apps that don't access mobile data.

The Android spyware can steal sensitive data from social media apps like Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Viber, Skype, LinkedIn, and Telegram.

Apps frequently use data in the background to update content and information. But mobile data still happens to be an expensive affair in most parts of the country. Google launched a new app called "Datally" to help you understand where your mobile data is consumed, while also letting you manage and save data. After you open the app, the top half shows you the data usage of the day. You can also block data with one tap if data usage gets out of control. It shows Google Maps directions to nearby Wi-Fi and public hotspots.

And in the interest of saving your data, Datally will alert you when you're near public wifi, and help you connect. Once you're done, don't forget to rate the network quality to help other users.

The Datally app takes about 6MB of space, so it's easy on your phone's storage.

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