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Author Topic: How to prevent data connection prompt on Android?  (Read 613 times)

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How to prevent data connection prompt on Android?
« on: May 21, 2022, 11:12 AM »
Android
I wish not receive any message with two buttons asking me if I wish to connect internet via data.
I don't want data connection
I don't want anyone asking me in android system for activating data. Specially when is easy miss the action and activate without notice.

How can I do that ?
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« Last Edit: May 21, 2022, 03:06 PM by Deozaan, Reason: clearer subject »

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Re: No data connection
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2022, 03:24 PM »
You are aware that all you describe is purposely built into the Android operating system? As this is the part where the phone manufacturer and your telecom provider can make deals, luring you and your wallet into their money extraction setup.

Apple phones are not better or worse. In this regard, I mean.

If you absolutely don't want this, better start looking at phones that do not run on Android or iOS at all The PinePhone64 is conceptually a safer bet, as it runs on Linux. While the build quality is ok, it is not a 'looker' of a phone. And hardware specifications are not great. It is not really expensive either, if you can get them.

This data-hunger thing might not have been part of Android from the on-set, but nowadays, with its implementation in modern phones, it only considers your wallet as prime source of revenue, and the user-profile it can generate from you a (very decent) secondary revenue source. Oh yeah, it also provides a bit of mobile functionality as an afterthought.

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Re: How to prevent data connection prompt on Android?
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2022, 06:06 AM »
Yeap.
That is the answer I will usually receive.
And it is the power of the neoliberalism and the manipulation of masses. Big words of course.
The real thing is that we are forced to be slaves of the system.
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Re: How to prevent data connection prompt on Android?
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2022, 09:13 AM »
Remove or change the APN names if you can.

Probably won't stop the requests but it will stop connections to mobile data.

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Re: How to prevent data connection prompt on Android?
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2022, 12:15 PM »
Remove or change the APN names if you can.

Probably won't stop the requests but it will stop connections to mobile data.
Running to document and try. Best Regards
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Re: How to prevent data connection prompt on Android?
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2022, 02:18 AM »
Remove or change the APN names if you can.

Probably won't stop the requests but it will stop connections to mobile data.

Disable Mobile Data?

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Re: How to prevent data connection prompt on Android?
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2022, 09:18 AM »
Remove or change the APN names if you can.

Probably won't stop the requests but it will stop connections to mobile data.

Disable Mobile Data?

Doesn't stop it being enabled if you inadvertantly answer yes to a connection request.

If you remove or otherwise change the APN to something wrong, it will completely disable mobile data no matter whether the setting is enabled or not.

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Re: How to prevent data connection prompt on Android?
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2022, 09:19 PM »
https://netguard.me/

NetGuard has a lockdown setting. You can set the settings differently for wifi or data if you like. Some learning curve for all the subleties, but it will do the job.

I have it set to block any newly installed app from accessing the internet until I explicitly call up NetGuard and give it my ok. At the same time I can see exactly where the app wanted to call home (Probably a pro version feature - 6$ or something like this life time).

No root required.

Same developer also makes an excellent email program called Fairemail, which is extremely privacy friendly, f.e. the emails are cleansed of trackers and blind pixels etc. before you see the email. I really like it. Just bought it a couple of months ago, after I looked at it a few years ago, when it didn't meet my needs at the time, but now it has come a long way and the developer has put a huge amount of work in it and made it great.

If you want to buy the pro versions, buy them directly from the developer, not from Google, then you get some extra features, the developer gets more money, and you can use them on googlefree Android phones. The developer provides support by email and on XDA.

Both programs are open source hosted on Github.
Regards, Brahman