5 apps to save your mobile data on Android

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Many people live with limited data connections. It's not always easy to manage. Mobile devices use data all the time. It's basically in their nature. However, there are plenty of ways to limit data usage to save money. The easiest way is to use the data management tools in your settings menu. You can, for example, check your data usage. There are also other ways to manage your data with different types of apps. Let's take a look at the best apps to save your mobile data on Android.

The best apps to save mobile data on Android


DataEye is a reasonably decent data backup app for Android. It's a really basic solution without a ton of options. It is both good and less good. The app displays your data usage in near real-time, including how each app is using your data. Also, you can turn off data for apps that you don't use frequently or don't want to sync in the background all the time. There's also a deals tab with a few ads, but it's pretty easy to ignore if you don't care about that. It's super simple and it usually works just fine.



Datally is Google's mobile data management app. The app displays your data usage globally or by app. Also, it lets you block background data and set daily limits to help you control your data usage. It also has a bunch of cool features, like a bedtime feature that automatically blocks background data during sleeping hours. It also uses a virtual private network to block data usage, which helps prevent many problems. Previously, it blocked all data for a specific app, but Google removed this feature for some reason. We hope they put it back eventually. Otherwise, Datally works quite well.



GlassWire is another data monitor app and one of the best on mobile. It also works well as a security application. It monitors your data usage on an app-by-app basis. It also blocks apps from accessing the network if they get too hectic with your data. The user interface is super clean and useful. Really, there's nothing wrong with that. It does the job very well and helps you identify data-heavy apps that may need to be blocked or uninstalled. There's a premium version with more features if you want it, but the free version should work fine for most people.


Google Chrome

Web browsing remains one of the most common ways to access the Internet. Many browsers have data saving features. Some examples include Google Chrome, UC Browser Mini, Opera Mini, and Phoenix Browser. They compress data, reduce image resolution and sometimes omit parts of the website. This results in less data usage.


Lite apps


Android Go is a boon for data savers around the world. It skipped a bunch of Lite and Go apps that are smaller, lighter, and use less data. Some popular options include Facebook Lite, Spotify Lite (in some regions), Facebook Messenger Lite, Gmail Go, YouTube Go (in some regions), and UC Browser Mini. These apps not only run fast and light, but generally use less data than their full-sized counterparts.

Read also: 5 Best Apps to Monitor Data Usage

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