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How to Stop Unwanted Apps from Using Your Data – Smartphone Trick

How to Stop Unwanted Apps from Using Your Data
Written by Eldorado Abrahams



  • Stop unwanted apps and other loopholes from using up your data! It is a very interesting thing to know all the important tricks regarding the smooth running of your mobile phone, that includes saving your phone data and preventing unnecessary wastage. If you think this is what you’re looking for, then you certainly will find this topic interesting.

    The pain of unpremeditated data loss on your Samsung, Gionee, Tecno or Intex  smartphone is dangerous. It can really be so annoying especially if you live in regions where internet data plans and services seems to be on the higher side. West African Countries like Ghana and Kenya are quite a few examples. Monthly internet bundle, weekly plan or even a daily plan is really so expensive that you’d not like to waste it.

    Possible Causes of Spontaneous Data Usage

    Stop unwanted apps now! At this juncture — the best thing that you’d want to know is how to detect and prevent unwanted apps from using up your data spontaneously. And the next few lines reveals all necessary information pertaining that.

    Background Application:

    Running background applications could pose a scary challenge to your phone’s performance. Especially if you’re the type that harbours a lot of application on a single smartphone. It may please you to know that even when your phone is locked or out of usage: two or more applications may trigger background services.

    Apps in the likes of Google Play Services are automatically updating your applications from time to time. You can disable it manually by navigating to the Google Play App settings (these applications have been set to access your mobile internet by default, hence consuming your data).

    How to Stop Unwanted Apps from Using Your Data

    What You Need?

    • Your android phone
    • Droidwall application (for those that their phones are rooted)
    • Noroot firewall app (if your phone is not rooted, or you don’t know what root is).

    Go to Playstore and download these apps – if your phone is rooted, droidwall and noroot firewall for unrooted phones.

    How to Disable/block Unwanted Apps Using Droid Wall

    To stop unwanted apps from using up your mobile data, blocking droidwall is necessary. You can easily disable or block unwanted applications from using your droidwall in three simple ways.

    Step One: Easily open the droidwall app that you just downloaded

    Step Two: Then select or tick only the apps that you want to go online or use data and uncheck the ones that you don’t want to go online .

    Step Three: Press your option menu and select “firewall disabled” to enable it, when it prompts for root access grant it and press “save rules

    Exit each app.

    That’s it! You have successfully disabled unwanted apps from accessing or using your data with droidwall.

    Procedure for Noroot Firewall App

    Step One: After installation, open the noroot firewall app

    Step Two: Select the “apps” section of the tabbed menu

    Step Three: Tick or select the apps that you want to access the internet (tick twice if you want to disable an app)

    Step four: After selecting the apps you want to access data and disabling the ones you dont want to, exit the app.

    You have now successfully stopped unwanted apps from going online. The next time you turn On your data you will notice that its only the apps that you selected that will go online, those that you did not select will not use your data. In case you want you later want to enable those apps that you blocked, just follow the same procedure and the apps will start going online again.

    Who wrote this?

    Eldorado Abrahams

    Eldorado Abrahams :- Positive by heart, creative, and a tech savvy. Inspired by thoughtful elites and often thrilled by philosophy. I believe that faith is a substance of things hoped for & evidence of things unseen. To me: through faith -- ICT & Writing has pragmatically become a Life Support.

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