The Internet is the soul of any smartphone. Without a strong Wi-fi network or mobile data, your smartphone is as useless as a broken brick. But sometimes you need to restrict apps from using Wi-fi network or mobile data on your Android device. When you are away from your home or office, you have to use mobile data on your device. The mobile data applies to all the apps that work on the Internet. However, you don’t want to use all the apps on your mobile; you can do with some essential apps on your Android phone or tablet. In this situation, you need to disable app to control Wi-fi in Android P.
When you turn off data for specific apps in Android P, you can save battery life and RAM of your device. Earlier, Android users had to rely on third-party apps to block Internet access for specific apps. Now, with the release of Android P, there is a feature in Settings app of Android device. Check this tutorial to limit the WiFi usage for specific apps in Android P.
How to Disable App to Control WiFi in Android P 9.0
First, you need to enable/disable app WiFi control on your Android device.
Step #1. Swipe down on your device screen to open notification shade.
Step #2. Tap on Settings app and then Apps & notifications.
Step #3. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen and tap on Advanced option and tap on Special app access.
Step #4. Again scroll down to the bottom and tap on Wi-fi control.
Here, you will find a list of apps to control Wi-fi on your Android device.
Step #5. Now you need to tap on the app you wish to turn off or disable app Wi-fi control in Android P 9.0.
Simply turn off the switch next to ‘Allow the app to control Wi-Fi.’
How to Restrict WiFi Data Usage in Android P 9.0
Step #1. Tap on Settings icon after swiping down notification shade or select Settings from the app drawer.
Step #2. Tap on Network & Internet.
Step #3. Next, tap Data usage.
Step #4. Now you need to scroll down to the bottom and tap on Wi-Fi data usage.
Your device screen displays a list of apps with Wi-Fi data usage, which includes background and foreground.
Step #5. Then tap on any app you wish to restrict Wi-Fi data usage.
Step #6. Finally, you can enable or disable background Wi-Fi data usage.
That’s all, friends!
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