The MIUI customization layer brings multiple benefits to Xiaomi, Redmi and POCO terminals. However, it also has some slight drawbacks that are quite common on mobile devices . Manufacturer-imposed bloatware and apps, which cannot be removed, are often very annoying as they take up a lot of space . Also, they tend to connect to the Internet in the background .
Therefore, these types of apps cause the connection to be slowed down, the device consumes a greater amount of data , and the battery has a shorter duration . However, many other applications, even those that we download from the Google Play Store, also connect to the Internet without us noticing .
For the same reason, this time we are going to teach you a practical tutorial on how to prevent an application of your Xiaomi from connecting to the Internet and hindering your connection.
Internet in the background: What applications need it?
Social networking or instant messaging applications, such as Facebook or WhatsApp, require connecting to the Internet in the background to send you a new notification . The same situation occurs with email apps.
On the other hand, applications such as the calculator, the file explorer and even the image gallery are apps that do not need to maintain an Internet connection in the background . Also, multiple game apps don't need to connect either, although there are some that do.
How to prevent an app on your Xiaom from connecting to the Internet
It is very likely that some applications on your Xiaomi, Redmi or POCO device are connected in the background. If you want to restrict Internet access for these apps, you can do it quickly and easily.
It should be noted that the following method will disconnect the app from the Internet in its entirety , since there is no way to prevent an application from connecting to the network in the background.
First, go to Settings> Applications> Manage applications . Then select the app that you don't want to connect to the Internet.
Next, slide to the " Permissions " section and select the option " Restrict the use of data ." Now you must uncheck the option that appears on the screen, either WiFi, Data, or both . To confirm the option, click " OK ."
In this way, the application in question will not be able to connect on the Internet, not even when it is open on the mobile. This process does not represent any problem since it is reversible . The moment you need the app to connect again, you can do it without problems.
In case you prefer to keep the connection in the background, but you don't want the application to bother you, you can disable notifications. To do this, go to Settings> Notifications and Control Center> Application notifications . Then uncheck the boxes of all the applications that you do not want to disturb you with their frequent notifications.
If you are interested in knowing how to prevent applications from closing in the background or how you can clean and speed up the RAM of your Xiaomi , then do not forget to check our Tutorials section so that you can get the most out of your device.