Every smartphone has several apps installed in it. These apps tend to consume data, either during active use or when running in the background. This could be a problem, especially if mobile data is expensive on your network or if you don’t have much data and have no access to Wi-fi. Restricting app data usage on your smartphone is what you need to do.
There are several ways you can restrict app access to your data. However, not all of them work the way you might expect. The first and foremost method is to restrict your data usage manually. This can be done by going to Settings>Data Usage. There you will find an option to disable access entirely for your apps. Another way is to use an app to restrict app data usage on your smartphone. Here are 3 apps for blocking internet access to apps that guzzle your data.
- Droidwall: This is one great firewall app for blocking apps from using unnecessary data. It also blocks unnecessary ads from coming up while using these apps. It works best for users that don’t have unlimited data.
- NetGuard VPN: NetGuard provides a simple way of restricting app data usage on your device. It does not require root access. With NetGuard, individual addresses can be allowed or denied access to your WiFi or mobile connection.
- No Root Firewall: This is another firewall app that does not require root access. It has a simple interface, and it controls application access to the internet. However, it does not work for 4G smartphones.
If you have been looking for a way to restrict data consumption on your phone, try out one of the above.
Alternatively, perhaps you know of any other app that does a very good job of restricting app data usage on smartphones, please share in the comments section below so others can benefit.