NetGuard: per app Android firewall


Remember the last time you installed a new app on your Android smartphone only to discover that it shows ads by connecting home? Thanks to NetGuard from XDA dev Marcel Bokhorst, you don’t need to see those nagging ads anymore!

In addition to the above benefit, NetGuard reduces data usage, saves battery and increases your privacy by blocking unwanted and unmonitored network access from random apps. No more tracking and no more sending user analytics.


NetGuard also opens up new possibilities in the way it works without needing to have root access. It’s the first of its kind app. Rooting devices have become more difficult with Android Marshmallow released last Nov, 2015.


  • No root required
  • Easy usage
  • Open source
  • No internet permission required
  • IPv4/IPv6 TCP/UDP supported
  • Optionally allow when screen on
  • Optionally block when roaming
  • Optionally block system applications
  • Material design


Features: 4.5/5
Usability: 5/5

On Google Play: NetGuard

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