June 7, 2013
Owning a smartphone is great, until you go over your monthly data limit. Since 2011, Onavo has helped iPhone users control the amount of data they consume on their device by shrinking it. It is primarily used to save data when a user surfs the Web, emails, tweets, or uses a map. So what does all of this cost you? Absolutely nothing. Onavo Extend, which was originally released under the name Onavo, compresses your cellular data. As a result, it can increase the power of your data plan by up to 500 percent without costing you a dime. The app also provides you with a breakdown of your data usage. With this information, you can see how much data is being consumed by each app installed on your iPhone, and make better informed data usage choices. To get started, download Onavo Extend in the App Store. The app supports the iPhone 3G and later, plus Wi-Fi + Cellular iPads. You’ll be asked to install an Onavo Extend profile on your device the first time the app is started. This file is required so that data you receive from the Internet is compressed in Onavo’s cloud-based compression service. This is hosted by Amazon Web Services. Once the installation process is completed, Onavo Extend is active and downloaded traffic is streamed through Onavo’s compression services. Data collected is aggregated and anonymized. In other words, Onavo doesn’t collect personal data such as passwords, messages, etc. By default, any data that can be compressed will be, except for email, unless you say otherwise. To change, click on the Settings button at the top right corner of the app. Here you can turn compression off completely, or temporarily stop streaming data through Onavo. Onavo Count app. Originally released in 2012, the app tells you how much mobile data is consumed by each app you use. It does so through the use of beautiful graphs and charts. Two final points are worth noting. For one, Onavo only shrinks data collected from the Internet when using a cellular collection. It doesn't shrink data that is sent out to the Internet by the user. In any case, it doesn’t work with Wi-Fi. Finally, Onavo was once criticized for being a battery drain. However, this issue was long ago corrected by multiple app updates. For more information on Onavo, be sure to visit their official site. Onavo Extend and Onavo Count are available in the App Store.
Onavo Extend - Data Usage - Get More From ATT or Verizon Mobile Data Plans
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Onavo Count - Data Usage manager; see which apps are using up your data plan
Onavo Mobile Ltd.