In many cases, we sometimes have mobile phones with Android
OS. But some applications on the Android os, uses internet automatically and it
is done in the backend. These automatic Internet uses by the applications on
android os, are definitely useful, for example: an useful application may
requires its own update to provide you the best updated features of its own, to
you which will definitely be helpful for you. But consider the case, if you are
having a mobile phone with android OS and GPRS connection where you pay for
each piece of data you download/upload using your mobile's GPRS connection and if
an application, which is very useful to you, but at the time, it is requiring
its own update, you do not want to make it do this thing done due to save the
usage cost of the Internet(GPRS) of yours. But how to do this?
We can very easily make this Automatic Internet usage
blocked, by installing a lot of available fire wall for Android, in the market.
But the main problem arises when your mobile is using an old version of Android
(for example: Gingerbread (from version 2.3 - to version 2.3.7)) and no
firewall is available for your particular android version. Then what should you
do? This article is going to show you few very simple steps which can make this
thing done within few seconds. Lets see how
Go the "Settings" of your mobile from the menu. Then tap the
"Wireless and networks" and then scroll down to the extreme bottom of the
opened window and tap "Mobile networks" and then un-tick the: "Use packet data"
tick box. Now you have done all the required things and no applications will be
able to use the Internet in the backend without your concern/permission.
But what will happen if after deactivating/disabling the
GPRS, you require to use the Internet for your own purpose or you simply want
to allow some application(s) to use the Internet? Do NOT worry, at all. Just
follow the same steps which you done for deactivating/disabling it, but at the
last step, tick the tick box: "Use packet data" which means: 'YES, use the GPRS'.
And whenever you have completed using the Internet, then you can make it again
deactivated/disabled, by following the same steps as mentioned above and at the
last step, un-tick the: "Use packet data" tick box.
Please Note: I have tested and used these above mentioned
steps on the Android Gingerbread (version 2.3.6). If you find difficulties
and/or you do not find any option, as mentioned in the above mentioned steps,
then please contact your mobile connection provider and they can guide you in