Sunday, November 28

Net Blocker Android App

Net Blocker Android App

Net Blocker is a smart app that lets users disable internet access for apps. This lets users save reduce data usage, stop an app from downloading background data, manage battery usage and improve privacy. It lets you block access to WiFi or mobile data with one tap. No root required.

Features

Block Internet Access
The Net Blocker app uses a local VPN to disable the internet for selected apps. You can either block access to WiFi or Mobile Data or both at the same time.

Get Daily Data Usage
Net Blocker also shows the data consumed by any app in a day. This will help users manage their internet activity.

Highly Secure
This app does not send any data to remote VPN servers and adds to the privacy & security of users.

No strings attached
This app is completely free and comes with no in-app purchases. Plus it's extremely lightweight & requires few permissions.

As you known, there are apps and games which may:
  • Access the internet only to display ads or steal your personal data
  • Continue to access the internet in the background services even when you exited
  • Therefore, you should consider to block apps from accessing the internet to help:
    • Reduce your data usage
    • Increase your privacy
    • Save your battery
This app only sets up a local VPN interface to be able to block the network traffic of apps without root. And it does not request the dangerous permissions such as Location, Contacts, SMS, Storage. So, you can trust that it does not connect to a remote server to steal your privacy data. Please feel safe to use!

Because this app is based on VPN framework of Android OS, so if turned it on you cannot use another VPN app at the same time and it may drain the battery.

Some IM apps (Instant Messaging apps, such as Skype) may use Google Play services to receive the incoming messages if the app has no network. So you may also need to block "Google Play services" to block receiving messages for IM apps.

Battery Optimization feature of Android OS may auto disconnect VPN apps in the sleep mode to save battery. So you may need to add Net Blocker app to whitelist of the battery optimization to keep it working.

This app can't block Dual Messenger apps because Dual Messenger is a feature of Samsung devices only and it does not support VPN fully.