WiFi networks, especially free ones, are always the hardest to find when you actually need them. Now Google has made tracking one down a little easier thanks to a new feature in its data-saving app Datally.
Datally was introduced late last year as a way for Android users to monitor how much data they're using on their device. The app is primarily geared towards users in developing countries where data comes at a premium, but is useful for anyone who isn't on an unlimited plan.
When it launched, the app was also able to offer some suggestions for WiFi networks, but a new update to the feature adds the ability to see those options on a map, making it a lot easier to determine which spot makes the most sense for you.
Beyond that, the data features are also worth looking at. The app will show you what apps are using the most data on your phone as well as what apps you don't use are still chipping away at your data limits. New features added along with that WiFi map include the ability to set daily data limits on your device as well as a new guest mode so you can control how much data a pal can use on your phone if you let them borrow it.
With the daily data limits, you can have the phone stop using data at a specified point. When you're on a limited plan, that can help you budget data throughout the month and prevent you from accidentally going over and incurring hearty overage fees come the end of the month.
The new features all all part of an app update that rolled out last week. If you have the app, update it now to see everything. If you don't have Datally installed already, you can snag it here.