How to Stop Whatsapp from Connecting to the Internet

Whatsapp is enjoyable to use because it allows you to investigate a wide range of topics from one location. However, when apps start utilizing your internet data in the background, it becomes a problem. Google, YouTube, Gmail, Facebook, WhatsApp, and practically all other internet-related apps use the internet in the background to give consumers a better experience.

stop whatsapp from connecting to internet

WhatsApp, for example, requires your internet connection to display new messages in the background. The same thing happens whether you use Facebook Messenger or any other instant messaging service.

There is no need to be concerned if you have an unlimited data package. However, if you only have a restricted data package, like most mobile networks do, you’re in huge danger because you’ll almost certainly have to pay more at the end of the month. You will notice that your mobile network provider is not supplying the necessary RAM.

However, this is not the case. Whatsapp, on the other hand, use data in the background without asking for permission. As a result, if you want to restrict internet access to a specific app on Android, say Whatsapp there are a few of methods that will accomplish the same goal.

How to Stop Whatsapp from Connecting to the Internet

There are only a few options for doing so. You can either use the built-in option to try third-party programs. Let’s have a look at them.

1. Restrict Background Data

You can ban internet access to a certain app on Android. You can monitor whether apps are using more data than usual and disable them right now. This is simple to do and does not take long.

Simply open your Android Settings app and select Data Usage. Here you’ll find a list of all the apps that have consumed the most bandwidth. Simply select the one you want to block. For example, if you wish to block or stop Whatsapp to get connected to the internet then follow the steps mentioned below.

Go to Settings >> Apps>> (under General Android Settings) on your phone. Open the Apps List>> Choose WhatsApp. Then press the ‘Force stop’ button. Then disable ‘Background data’ (in the Data option) and revoke all WhatsApp app permissions.

Then it won’t connect to the internet unless you manually launch WhatsApp. But keep in mind that once you open it, it will reconnect to the internet. You have to force it to stop every time.

Another method to stop Whatsapp from connecting to the Internet is by using Third-party applications.

2. Net Blocker (Free, in-app purchase)

This is a simple yet effective application for preventing access to the internet. The Net Blocker app for Android is available for Android versions 2.3 and up, and you can get it from the Google Play Store. Simply open it after it has been downloaded. You will get access to all internet-connected apps. Simply choose the Whatsapp app and click the related checkbox. You can disable both mobile and WiFi data.

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Dharmesh Donda

iStaunch is written by Dharmesh Donda, an avid Internet geek, IT professional since 2012. Have been in IT industry for more than a decade, and currently doing management and consulting work have taken a plunge into entrepreneurship.

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