Samsung has introduced a brand new free app for Android called Samsung Max that is aimed at providing enhanced privacy features and reducing mobile data usage.

Starting on February 23rd, 2018, Samsung Max will launch on the Google Play Store to provide data usage monitoring, enhanced WiFi security, and application privacy management. The application is aimed at a replacement for Opera Max, which is one of the largest virtual private network (VPN) providers on mobile in the world. The app will offer recommendations for ways to save data in order to extend your data plan as well as ensuring your privacy in public WiFi areas.

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Data Saving Mode

Samsung Max will monitor the data an app uses to highlight those that are consuming the most bandwidth. It constantly scans for data saving opportunities and will offer advice on how to save data. It achieves this by compressing images and video as well as music files and web pages where possible.  Samsung Max also provides granularity on a per-app basis by allowing the user to automatically block background data usage for apps to tailor the consumption depending on the users’ data plan.

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Privacy Protection Mode

Public WiFi is readily available across the major towns and cities to allow uninterrupted connectivity when it is needed. However, connecting to a public WiFi hotspot comes with its own inherent security risks. Samsung Max offers a one-tap encryption solution to secure WiFi hotspots. In addition, the app provides tracker blocking and a DNS masking service to further enhance the security of the user.

Samsung Max will come preloaded on all Galaxy A and Galaxy J series smartphones in India, Argentina, Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, Nigeria, South Africa, Thailand and Vietnam. These are countries typically with low internet usage caps so is often essential for users to watch exactly what apps are consuming their plan. However, even if you have a good chunk of data a month to play with, the app can still be downloaded via Google Play or Galaxy App Stores to provide some control over the amount of cellular data your device sends.

The use of VPN’s is becoming increasingly popular as a method to ensure personal data is secure when being sent and received from a device. The concept of a VPN is not something that everyone is aware of so it’s great to see Samsung take the initiative to offer a one-tap solution.

Samsung users that are currently using the third-party application, Opera Max, will receive an automatic upgrade to Samsung Max starting today. You can grab Samsung Max now using this link.

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