Do you often avoid unnecessary downloads to limit data consumption on your Android device? But you can’t understand why a lot of data is still consumed, even when you’re not using your phone?
Here’s the thing: Some apps suck up data regularly, even when you’re not using it. Sometimes this is justified. The application needs to have constant communication with the server in order to work correctly. However, you often do not need the application to work, especially when you are not using the phone.
The Android operating system has an option with which you can restrict the application from accessing the Internet. You can even choose to deny access only when using mobile internet, Wi-Fi, or both at the same time.
Check out our video tutorial showing you how to restrict apps from accessing the internet on Android.
- Open Settings
- Tap on Mobile network
- Tap on Data usage
- Select the application you want to restrict from accessing the Internet. If the application is not in this list,
- Tap on the application you want to deny internet access to
- Turn off Mobile data for mobile internet and Wi-Fi for wireless