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[feature-request] Control network access for android apps

asked 2015-11-06 10:39:13 +0300

PatsJolla gravatar image

updated 2015-11-06 14:21:26 +0300

Hi folks,

since we have now the possibility to allow/deny access to contacts for android app, I think we should also have the opportunity to allow/deny network access of android apps. The problem I have is that many apps constantly send/receive "stuff" through the internet although the actual functionality of the app is not in need of it (games for example).

First side-effect of that is higher battery consumption: a comparison of 2 games , native and android with the same game idea showed up to 50% more consumption for the android app. And the second is of course ads, I don't have a problem with ads in general but if the ads consume more than 200mb in 2 weeks it is not funny any more.

Would be nice to decide android app - network access at home/in wlan but denied in mobile network

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That is a killer-feture, but it has to be on a per-app basis. Some apps must always be able to connect to their mother server for data update, e.g. train schedues, weather... An application based firewall is needed.

yalik ( 2015-12-08 10:34:50 +0300 )edit

@yalik: Yes exactly. Each app should be able to be allowed/disallowed from access. like it is already with the contacts. Im now using AFWall+ (Android App) to disallow certain apps the ability to connect to the web. but why do I need an android app for this instead of a functionality natively implemented in SFOS?

PatsJolla ( 2015-12-10 15:29:15 +0300 )edit

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answered 2015-11-06 14:32:20 +0300

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updated 2015-11-06 14:41:32 +0300


Ok, i included it to my thread because it´s a good case needed. And bundeled we have a greater chance to get it.

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ok.. good. I couldn't find your thread when I searched for existing topics

PatsJolla ( 2015-11-06 14:51:11 +0300 )edit
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