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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by lexluthor, May 2, 2012.

  1. lexluthor

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    Is any application/procedure I could use to prevent certain apps from working unless on wifi?

    On one of my phones, I just have a 200MB data plan. I think it will suffice as long as no streaming audio/video programs or market downloads are used.

    Is there an app that can prevent select programs from opening unless wifi is connected at the time?

    If there's not a simple app that does that, any way to do that in tasker maybe?

    EDIT: Will droidwall do exactly this? It is a rooted phone that I need this on.
     

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    Hi Lex, you may want to try Onavo.

    I am currently using it and it seems like a really good app. It tracks how much data you use a and how much data you have left. It shows how many kb/mb an app uses data, allows wifi only data use for certain apps.
     
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    I actually have Onavo installed now. In some quick testing, it didn't seem to block youtube. Perhaps I have to block some other app/system process that youtube actually uses to get the stream from.

    Either way, I think droidwall is even better and is exactly what I'm looking for.

    I may still keep onavo (or similar, I think there was one I liked better that didn't have the blocking option, which I wouldn't need anymore) to notify/shut off 3G if I get close to the limit.
     
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    Droid wall does do this. Avast mobile security also has a firewall and a lot of other great features too.
     

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