I have Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge with Android 5.1.1

I want to turn off the Wi-Fi and mobile data for a certain app (for example Messenger and things like that). Which specific app would recommend to achieve that?


  • Works on non-rooted devices
  • Stock Android OS
  • Free
  • For mobile data that can be done with native Android features, but not for WiFi. Best approach is most likely a firewall app, or an app to deal with permissions. The former are available for rooted and non-rooted devices, the latter will require root.
    – Izzy
    Jan 1, 2016 at 11:28
  • And please don't cross-post your question, your answer is already there on our sister-site: Turn off mobile data for certain apps. I've adjusted your post to be specific to this site, so it won't be considered a cross-post anymore. Good luck!
    – Izzy
    Jan 1, 2016 at 11:41
  • There are no root firewalls available in the play store, but I haven't tried any of them out so I won't comment on them. I've tried a few root firewalls before switching back to avast mobile and all of them worked just fine on both my phones, able to block mobile and/or WIFI internet to selected apps, or 'white list' mode (reversing the 'black list').
    – FONZ
    Jan 2, 2016 at 11:13

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Netguard may be what you're looking for.

1) No root

2) 100% open source

3) Application based firewall for Mobile Data and Wifi.

4) There is also a allowed only when application is displayed. (For preventing background access)

There is no other no-root firewall offering all these features.


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