How To Block Internet Access in Your Android (for android application) in 2 Ways

How To Block Internet Access in Android (for android application)

Block Internet Access in Android

In every OS (Operating System), there are some system services which are always running in background and uses internet. And android is not apart from them.

In android system, there are some system services and some user downloaded application tend to use internet in background. Not all of them are useless and uses internet wihtout reason but u should block some of them to access your internet because in some cases there is no strong reason to use internet by these application.

Why Should You Block Internet Access in Android?

Actually, compared to past scenarios, today no one is suffering from internet data shortage. Because most of the people have daily 1-1.5 gb internet data plan. So daily quota of 1gb internet data is sufficient for most of the people. Please note that I am not talking about the people whose main task is to finish daily quota of internet by using social media apps like youtube, instagram, facebook etc.

But, the major disadvantage of internet usage is battery charging draining. Have you notice ever your system applications? I m sure that if you look in your app management then you will find many applications which consumes battery heavily and could be useless for you also. Follow the steps given below to block internet acceess in android for particular application or service.

Block Internet Access in Android Without An Application?

  • Open Settings application.
  • Find Apps or Manage Application or Application Management. This depends on your mobile brand.
    • Block Internet Access in Android - Apps Block Internet Access in Android - Manage Apps
    • Note: For demo purpose here we used MI brand mobile running on android 10. This settings could be different in your mobile from shown here. It depends on mobile brand and android version you are using.
  • Select the application for which you want to block internet access. For demo purpose here I am using google chrome browser. Now you are thinking that it doesn’t make any sense to block internet usage of chrome. But let me clear you that here I m using my mother’s mobile and she never search things on internet. So chrome is useless for her and that’s why I m doing so.
    • Block Internet Access in Android - Select Application
  • Find the option Data Usage or Restrict Data Usage. Here you will see mainly two option- Wifi and Mobile Data (option depends on type of application- like system application or user downloaded application).
    • Block Internet Access in Android - Restrict Data Usage
  • Uncheck the checkbox(es) as per your need. If you want to block the internet completely for an application then uncheck both of the boxes. If you want to block the internet only for mobile data then uncheck the box of mobile data only.
    • Block Internet Access in Android - Restrict Both Data Usage
  • For some of the system apps you can not disable internet access of Wi-Fi. System will display only mobile data option to disable it.
    • Block Internet Access in Android - Restrict Mobile Data

Note: By default, you can block internet access for downloaded apps only. If you want to block internet access for certain system apps then you have to make visible system apps. To display system apps, follow the steps given below.

How to Display System Apps in Application List?

  • Tap on Menu icon (three vertical dots) placed at top-right corner of the screen.
    • Block Internet Access in Android - Open Menu
  • Tap on Settings.
    • Block Internet Access in Android - Settings
  • Select Advanced Options.
    • Block Internet Access in Android - Advanced Options
  • Toggle the button of Manage system apps. It will display the system apps/processes in the application list.
    • Block Internet Access in Android - Show System Apps
  • Now, you are able to block internet access for the system apps too. One another thing to notice is that you will not be able to block internet access from wifi of system apps. Because android is developed by google and google want to make android more faster, safer, smoother and user friendly than previous versions. So the system applications are kept up to date by the android system whenver update is available from google.

After you finish the internet blocking for the apps you can close the settings app.

Now pay the attention, when you will open the app (for which you blocked the internet) you will see a pop-up like given below. Tap on cancel if you want to keep an app blocked from internet access. And don’t forget to check the box Don’t remind me again. By checking the box, you are saying to the system that you don’t want to see this pop-up in the future. But if you want to let use the internet to app you can tap on Remove.

Block Internet Access in Earlier Versions of Android (With Application)

There was no any type of option/facility to block internet usage for the applications in earlier versions of android. It was introduced after android version 6. So if you have any device running on older version of android then you can’t do anything to block internet access of an app.

But don’t worry. We are here to help you. There is an app in play store to do the same thing for you and the app is NetGuard. NetGuard is a lightweight application and it does not requires to root your device. NetGuard is available in free and pro mode also. You can download the NetGuard app from here, or simply Go to play store and search NetGuard. Then follow the steps given below to block internet access using NetGuard.

  • Open NetGuard app. You will see a disclaimer on the screen. Tap on I Agree.
  • First of all, enable the feature by tapping on button which is located at the top-left area of the screen and then tap on OK.
    • Block Internet Access in Android - Enable Main Function
  • You will see the list of downloaded application and wifi icon and mobile data icon in the same row.
    • Block Internet Access in Android - Wifi and Mobile Data Icon
  • Tap on the icon for which you want to block the internet access. For the particular app, if you disallow the wifi usage then app would not be able to use wifi. Same thing goes for the mobile data. For example, here I am going to disable both of the internet access (mobile data and Wi-Fi) for whatsapp.
    • Block Internet Access in Android - Block for App
  • To block the internet access for the system apps, tap on the icon beside the search button.
  • Check the box Show System Apps. Now you are able to see the system application list. Here you can filter the applications also like user apps/disabled apps/system apps. You can access the more options from menu (three vertical dots at the top-right corner of your screen).
    • Block Internet Access in Android - Disable System Apps

You can see the number of blocked application by scrolling down the notification panel. If you want to turn off the notification then tap and hold on netguard notification and switch the button.

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