No matter if you are using Android Gingerbread or Android Lollipop, you will obviously get a feature that is called “Data Usage”. This particular feature will let you check your data usage, limit bandwidth, and do more. This is indeed a great option to opt for in order to save money on over usage.
However, you are not exhilarated with the in-built data management tool; here is an alternative to that, what will surely help you to do more and may fascinate you as well.
Introducing My Data Manager
There might have a ton of mobile data management applications available on Google Play Store but this is something what might meet your needs. As this is a free application, there is nothing to lose. Anyway, the in-built data manager does not show different views and has had very limited features. At the same time, on the other hand, My Data Manager comes with few more features those help users in various ways. Let’s take a deep look into those useful features.
How to Setup and Use My Data Manager to Control Mobile Data Usage
It requires minimum settings to be set up. However, everything is well-organized. Hence, there should not be any issue to understand the features. At first, download My Data Manager on your mobile and open it. The start screen looks something like the following picture,
Simply, swipe from left to right of your screen head to “PLANS & ALARMS”.
The PLANS & ALARMS interface looks as follows:
Now, go to PLAN TYPE and set it up according to your current data plan. For example, if you have recurring plan, select “recurring” etc. You can also select the DATA LIMIT, START DATE, END DATE, USED DATA and more other things, what are required to calculate the remaining bandwidth and days.
The very next thing that you have to setup is ALARM. This is very important and this is where My Data Manager excels. You can setup custom alarm as per your wish.
As this app calculates the average bandwidth, you can setup daily alarm along with monthly and so forth if you have prepaid or recurring data connection. This is also possible to disable your mobile when the daily limit reaches to the end. The same thing can be done with monthly usage.
The in-built data manager doesn’t provide useful options to manage data when you are in a roaming zone. However, My Data Manager has some options those will help you to control your data even when you are in a roaming zone. All the regular features are also available for ROAMING.
This is something, what is unavailable in other apps. Does your default data management tool show any widget of bandwidth? NO, indeed. Don’t worry. Use My Data Manager’s widget and get all the usage statistics on your home screen.
That simply implies you do not have to open the My Data Manager application every time when you wish to check the usage.
It shows your usage statistic in various modes. For instance, you can check in a regular view which looks like this:
You can also check your usage statistic in GRAPH view, which is not as good as it should be. On the other hand, it tracks all data usage used by your installed apps. It can gather information about foreground and background data usage.
The user interface, features and overall performance are really good and as a free application, it has all types of support as well, where most of the similar apps cannot stand out. Instead of paying extra bill, it is far better to have a control over data. This is where My Data Manager steps in.