With the latest Android releases, Google has made it easier for apps to have access to the Internet , not always meeting users’ favor: whether it’s privacy or saving in terms of autonomy, in fact, it might sometimes it’s convenient to have a simple and effective way to control what applications can connect to the web and exchange data: the solution to this dilemma is NetGuard.
Security and simplicity
NetGuard is in fact a firewall, but the use of the app is blocked by Internet connections. Thanks to this, you can allow (or deny) apps the right to exchange data over the internet, independently configuring for each application the ability to use WiFi or mobile data.
NetGuard Key Features
- Simple to use
- No root required
- 100% open source
- No calling home
- No tracking or analytics
- No advertisements
- Android 4.0 and later supported
- IPv4/IPv6 TCP/UDP supported
- Tethering supported
- Multiple device users supported
- Optionally allow when screen on
- Optionally block when roaming
- Optionally block system applications
- Optionally notify when an application accesses the internet
- Optionally record network usage per application per address
- Material design theme with light and dark theme
NetGuard PRO Features
- Log all outgoing traffic; search and filter access attempts; export PCAP files to analyze traffic
- Allow/block individual addresses per application
- New application notifications; configure NetGuard directly from the notification
- Display network speed graph in a status bar notification
- Select from five additional themes in both light and dark version
- There is no other no-root firewall offering all these features.
How to install NetGuard in 2017?
- Save the downloaded .apk on your android phone’s SD card
- Run and install it
- That’s it,Enjoy! 🙂