If we don’t want the applications we use on the smartphone to connect to the internet, we just turn off Wi-Fi and data. We also have a more radical solution that consists in applying the familiar airplane mode which blocks all connections. However, it should be noted that it is also possible to block a specific application’s internet connection on Android. This is something that we can find in the Android version of Stock or Android Pure and in some layers of customization as well.
However, if your device doesn’t have the capability to do this, we’ll show you a third-party application that will help you block the connection.
Block an application from internet connection with Android options
As already mentioned, the so-called Pure Android, that is, since the Stock operating system comes from Google, it has the ability to block the internet in a specific Android application. However, not all computers have this version and instead have customization levels that may or may not have this feature.
To find the option, with this in mind, you need to go to the Settings and then go to the Applications section, which will allow you to manage the configuration in the system.
There you will see the option to block access to cellular data and WiFi. However, there are special cases like that of Xiaomi with MIUI where the option only prevents the connection to mobile data.
If your computer does not have the ability to block an application from accessing the internet, or if it is incomplete, as in the case of Xiaomi, you should know about Net Blocker. It’s an app that enables us to do exactly what we need to prevent an app from connecting to the internet.
To achieve this, Net Blocker creates a VPN connection in order to redirect the data traffic of the selected applications and deny their exit to the network. It is very easy to use. Just run it to see all the apps that can connect to the internet. If you want to block one, just tap the speech bubble icon that appears next to it, this will display a notification, accept and that’s it.
This allows you to block the applications you want so they can’t connect to the network until you decide.
To get Net Blocker, follow this link.