NetGuard - no-root firewall APK

Version 2.291 - eu.faircode.netguard
Last updated: Mon, 15 Feb 2021 18:28:23 UTC
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NetGuard - no-root firewall apk

APP Information

Download Version 2.291 (2021020601)
Apk Size2.65 MB
App DeveloperMarcel Bokhorst
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android5.1 and up
App Packageeu.faircode.netguard.apk

Download NetGuard - no-root firewall 2.291 APK

App Description

NetGuard - no-root firewall is faircode,netguard,tools, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 4.35 by 57 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit Marcel Bokhorst website who developed it. eu.faircode.netguard.apk apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 5.1 and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of 2.291 Available for download. Download the app using your favorite browser and click Install to install the application. Please note that we provide both basic and pure APK files and faster download speeds than APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 83703+ times on store. You can also download eu.faircode.netguard APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

NetGuard provides simple and advanced ways to block access to the internet - no root required.

Applications and addresses can individually be allowed or denied access to your Wi-Fi and/or mobile connection.

Blocking access to the internet can help:

• reduce your data usage
• save your battery
• increase your privacy


• Simple to use
• No root required
• 100% open source
• No calling home
• No tracking or analytics
• No advertisements
• Actively developed and supported
• Android 5.1 and later supported
• IPv4/IPv6 TCP/UDP supported
• Tethering supported
• Optionally allow when screen on
• Optionally block when roaming
• Optionally block system applications
• Optionally notify when an application accesses the internet
• Optionally record network usage per application per address
• Material design theme with light and dark theme

PRO features:

• Log all outgoing traffic; search and filter access attempts; export PCAP files to analyze traffic
• Allow/block individual addresses per application
• New application notifications; configure NetGuard directly from the notification
• Display network speed graph in a status bar notification
• Select from five additional themes in both light and dark version

There is no other no-root firewall offering all these features.

If you have a question or problem, you can send an e-mail to [email protected]

If you like to help people less fluent in English, you can help translate NetGuard in your language:

If you like to test new features, you can participate in the test program:

All required permissions are described here:

The source code is available here:

App ChangeLog

  • * Updated build tools
  • * Updated translations

App Screens

NetGuard - no-root firewall App Screen 1NetGuard - no-root firewall App Screen 2NetGuard - no-root firewall App Screen 3NetGuard - no-root firewall App Screen 4NetGuard - no-root firewall App Screen 5NetGuard - no-root firewall App Screen 6NetGuard - no-root firewall App Screen 7


requires following permissions on your android device.

view network connections
Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.

view Wi-Fi connections
Allows the app to view information about Wi-Fi networking, such as whether Wi-Fi is enabled and name of connected Wi-Fi devices.

Allows access to the list of accounts in the Accounts Service.

full network access
Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.

read phone state
Allows read only access to phone state, including the phone number of the device, current cellular network information, the status of any ongoing calls, and a list of any PhoneAccounts registered on the device.

run at startup
Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.

control vibration
Allows the app to control the vibrator.

prevent phone from sleeping
Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.

In-App billing
In-app Billing on Google Play provides a straightforward, simple interface for sending In-app Billing requests and managing In-app Billing transactions using Google Play.

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Google Play Reviews

  1. Google Is the devil-avatar

    Google Is the devil


    Amazing app does what it says. Switched from mobiwol to this and am not disappointed. Got the pro version after some reading, and found out that you can download host files for added protection/privacy. The fact that it is open sourced so you know what is in the code and isn't hiding anything, unlike most apps, is remarkable. Outstanding work Dev!

  2. Luke Siragusa-avatar

    Luke Siragusa


    netguard no root firewall apk I believe this latest version 2.289 was the first time I updated through the Play Store and upon installation I lost NG's ad blocking functionality. Reinstallation from Github solved that but I'm confused: will future updating through the Play Store disable ad blocking? Android version 9. EDIT: Thank you for your clarification Marcel. Auto update disabled.

  3. ContinualCrisis!!-avatar



    netguard no root firewall pro apk This is a very good idea. The app allows you to cut the wifi and cell networks on and off per app. That means no data mining with apps running in the backround. Highly recommend and I bought the pro version its well worth it.

  4. Mikey H-avatar

    Mikey H


    netguard no root firewall apk free download v2.2 Highly recommended to those who value their privacy. You will be amazed how often Google services attempt to dial home, especially Youtube. Quite an eye opener to see all that background activity going on.

  5. Zohair Iyaz-avatar

    Zohair Iyaz


    apk download First run looked too complicated. . Took me a few attempts to get a handle on things but found it to be amazingly detailed. Many of them apps are wicked buggers so managing privacy has become complicated. The default settings are great. The notes and wizard through the setup is off the chart! That's what got my love. 👍 I still have to explore the app to fully customise it to my needs. So updates to follow.

  6. Ro Ha-avatar

    Ro Ha


    netguard no root firewall pro No complaints. I have used noroot firewall's for a long time..many glitches. Not this one. I have an elevated sense of trust and security.

  7. Tanzin Tr-avatar

    Tanzin Tr


    ios Nice app. Would love it if it can work without creating a VPN as I have another app which need the vpn thing. And also beside screen on time, a option with app using time would be nice too

  8. Jatin Mohan Sharma-avatar

    Jatin Mohan Sharma


    download I want it to block WhatsApp... but I guess that's not supported, so pretty much it's useless to me.... DEV : - if there is an option/setting I can change/configure to completely shut-off messaging apps i.e. WhatsApp and Messenger.... it would be great

  9. William Muirhead-avatar

    William Muirhead


    netguard no root firewall apkpure Well done. A clever idea and works so well. Was worth paying to unlock everything. You seem to have a nice attitude towards people too which is nice to see. Thank you for the work you've put in to this. The issue I was having before was on an older version of android and required playing with the settings a bit to get tethering working. Don't let the negative comments get to you. The idiots always make more noise than the ones that actually appreciate what you've done. This is life.

  10. james hunt-avatar

    james hunt


    تحميل Hi, I have an issue, since the last update netguard keeps switching off, I have enabled checking for this. Never had the problem beforehand. Now I have no internet access at all while it's active on! I've tried to change individual settings but nothing, have to disable it for internet access what makes it useless.

  11. arm wrong-avatar

    arm wrong


    app is using data android data log shows upto 2mb data used by netguard ,I really hop netguard doesnot log information and transmits it everything else is great.

  12. Vishal Alex Chacko-avatar

    Vishal Alex Chacko


    I would someday like to see rules set to allow certian IPs or domains based on the rules. Dev things this is resources consuming.. but I am still hopeful.

  13. Anwer Ali-avatar

    Anwer Ali


    Adfree & Userfriendly. Excellent Control over my DATA. Installed on my ALL Family members phones. Recommended for EVERY Phone. Giving it 12 Stars ************

  14. Cesal-avatar



    The app is amazing but would have been even more useful if it could also block sites.

  15. Albert Tomscatt-avatar

    Albert Tomscatt


    Rated to offset all the bizarre, idiotic low star ratings. Learn basic rating etiquette, people! Great app, author fast to respond to issues.

  16. Doctor M.-avatar

    Doctor M.


    Has many bugs. I contacted the developer, who told me to pay for an upgrade. Started using noroot firewall instead.

  17. xhen RTRO-avatar

    xhen RTRO


    I've had this on all 3 phones and it's the best. This app and the developer are absolutely fantastic!!! People are rating and hurting this developer simply bc of "their" lack of knowledge and the purpose of this app. That or they fail to read the detailed facts breaks down almost every thing you will need or he has always responded to my inquiries. Maybe Inquire to the developer bf you rate them on things you lacked or didn't get!! Good work Marcel!!!

  18. RAJEEV S J-avatar



    NetGuard is a firewall, I totally agree with devlpr. ie, I can use only one VPN in my device either netguard or other VPN. That means android Firewalls can only prevent certain apps from accessing internet, it can't hide IP. I thought I can use another encrypted VPN with a firewall that is totally powerful combo. But NetGuard using a VPN for their firewall and can block apps but cannot hide IP at the same time. That's why I'm talking about IP leak. LOL, I like that response not app. Appreciate.

  19. MVC 3-avatar

    MVC 3


    One example of many: I PERMANENTLY restricted wifi and mobile network to Telegram, but still some messages came through every now and then - same thing with Whatsapp and Messenger. The ineffectiveness of this app has gotten me into trouble multiple times, so eventually I uninstalled it. I now use "NoRoot Firewall" developed by "Grey Shirts" and I haven't had any problems at all. No more embarrassing situations.

  20. Sahiru Sulakshana-avatar

    Sahiru Sulakshana


    Great work need more improvements

  21. Andrey Dimitrov-avatar

    Andrey Dimitrov


    Really cool and easy to use app

  22. John R-avatar

    John R


    This app is absolutely excellent at doing exactly what it says it will do. If you want to stop random apps from going out and sending/grabbing whatever they're sending/grabbing without your knowledge or approval, BUY this, and turn it on! BUT...if you're NOT concerned with your privacy, well 1st off you're a fool, but if you are, get this app installed and use it... AND people, you don't need a VPN on your phone, use this instead!

  23. Anthony Uche-avatar

    Anthony Uche


    App is great, but it doesn't block internet for apps in Samsung secure folder, both playstore and github versions. I want to grant the app root access but cannot because the latest version is not requested for it at all. I'm of the feeling that granting root access might block internet access to Samsung's secure folder. #Edit Samsung secure folder does not permit running most apps same time on the folder and the base software. but I'll check it out, I'd love if you will check it too. Great App!!

  24. James Sabatino-avatar

    James Sabatino


    Works, and has great advanced features, but missing the key ability to blacklist all, and then have "allow"/"deny"/"advanced rules" buttons in the actual notification window as each app accesses the internet. Maybe I'm spoiled by rooted firewalls.... But why don't any of these noroot firewalls have an "allow once" option. Many programs need an activation connection, then I want deny it further access. I feel my review is objectively accurate, relative to the competition.

  25. S1r F0Rt4h-avatar

    S1r F0Rt4h


    This app is a must have for people that care about privacy. I can't say enough about this app, it gives you full transparency and you will be shocked how much traffic is calling home and tracking you. You can fine tune your network and for those unaware of googles dirty DNS tricks you can statically set DNS all day but it will continue to use google DNS. NetGuard Firewall lets you use internal hosted DNS services like pihole. You do not need to root your phone to be l33t anymore. Thank you

  26. Daniel Morales-Salazar-avatar

    Daniel Morales-Salazar


    Excellent application and I bought the pro version. Is there any way I can individually prohibit access to the internet to certain apps grouped within the same UID? Also, there are IP addresses that continuously send me ICMP4 Type 3/3, what does this mean? Thank you very much for creating this tool to defend against hackers. It would be nice if you can recommend a way to overcome man on the site attacks using the Bluetooth and ANT services. Thanks, Daniel Morales Salazar

  27. TillmanLabs co-avatar

    TillmanLabs co


    When you're tired of all your apps and processing spying on you...there's NetGuard. Accept no substitutes. This app is the real deal. I've been kicking the tires on this and quite enjoy it. I set Netguard to block ALL traffic and then i allow on an individual basis the apps I wish to have internet. 100 STARS!!

  28. Genuine 9-avatar

    Genuine 9


    Don't like that it has to use its own VPN instead of letting me keep my own... So basically I wont continue to use this app. Thanks I would just like to be able to continue to use my paid for VPN I have relyed on for a couple of years now. That's all. Still did. Great job on the firewall app. It's a good one. Just not for me that's all.

  29. Alan Squire-avatar

    Alan Squire


    Blocks selected apps while giving others normal access. (Thanks for the heads-up from the developers about managing system apps [Advanced options]. Just about every 2 days, I'd been finding that the Play Store was updating Google apps, even disabled ones!, despite my blocking these via both the Play Store's settings and Android's settings.)

  30. McKenzie Pepper-avatar

    McKenzie Pepper


    Ignore all bad reviews.. 100% of them are user error or fundamental misunderstanding of how the app works. Why are they even allowed to review? Turn on advanced features, blacklist all connections services included, and enable select few as necessary. Everything still works without my data being exfiltrated constantly and the battery life has significantly improved.

  31. Robert So-avatar

    Robert So


    Pretty good. Logs every connection pertaining to which app and blocks whatever is assigned to be blocked. Also allows screen on only connect so when the screen is off, the firewall blocks whichever app is assigned. If you're hypersensitive like me, use the advanced options. Paid $8.49 for full feature.

  32. Lucien Zerger-avatar

    Lucien Zerger


    have been using this app for years and it is only getting better..

  33. Kelli Jones-avatar

    Kelli Jones


    my only problem with this app is that maybe every other day if not every day, it will disable itself and I will have to go and manually enable it. this is a recent problem, maybe in the last month or so edit the dev suggestion didn't fix it :(

  34. Luke S-avatar

    Luke S


    This app does EXACTLY what I wanted it for. I am on a limited data plan, and this app allowed me to turn off data access app-by-app, with the simple tap of a slider. It's been fantastic for what I needed.

  35. Xa Ya Za Za-avatar

    Xa Ya Za Za


    A+ for security. Easy and powerful 👍❤️ Been looking for an app like this for a while. Lots of reviews annoy me because these old people don't know what they're doing and blame the app when it's THE USER'S ERROR not the app lol.

  36. Jc-avatar



    Great app! I was looking for something to secure and block access to other app without rooting my phone and this is great ! Also it doesn't share info like other app do!!! Amazing I will probably buy the pro version to support the dev

  37. Bruce Michaels-avatar

    Bruce Michaels


    Amazing. THE First download I ALWAYS get when setting up on a new device. I couldn't possibly say enough good things. You are one hell of an amazing developer. There is nothing quite like this anywhere else. Again, praise and thank you. Keep up the amazing job please.

  38. Stefan Johnsrud-avatar

    Stefan Johnsrud


    Very useful app. I get great piece of mind knowing I can see and control my apps' communication all in one place.

  39. Memorable User-avatar

    Memorable User


    At first i thought the app was a scam since it only allowed me to block a few apps but once the developer replied to my last review and told me how to actually be able to block all apps that is when i realised i was wrong in putting it at 1 star. A great app overall highly recommend.

  40. Qawl Studio-avatar

    Qawl Studio


    It's working well until I realized some apps are't listed, such as my cloned whatsapp app. It seems like I'm not qualified enough to reach the devs on this issue. In the meantime I'm trying to look for alternatives.

  41. Per Gustav Ousdal-avatar

    Per Gustav Ousdal


    Very cool app to figure out and control what's going on on your Android devices. I am using it both on my phone and an old Amazon Fire tablet running Fire OS (that I added Google Play to).

  42. Prince Gawai-avatar

    Prince Gawai


    Absolutely stunning app performing so well on my device I'm feeling the difference in bandwidth and speed also i will highly recommend this app it doesn't show any ads that's best point and doesn't send any data to any server that's why i love this app

  43. Tim-avatar



    Love it. Was looking for an app to specifically block net traffic for individual apps. This does that with ease without crazy permissions and routing traffic through other servers.

  44. Lo Wang-avatar

    Lo Wang


    Great app that work as advertised. I'd take this app over a VPN at least 90% of time. I took my time to understand how it works and still learning but it is great.

  45. Июльское Утро-avatar

    Июльское Утро


    Please, create some kind of mutual shortcuts with XPrivacyLua, so it could be easier and faster to control apps. Longtap maybe? So if you longtap an app in NetGuard, XPrivacyLua opens. And the same in XPrivacyLua of course.

  46. Roger Rosas-avatar

    Roger Rosas


    Excelent firewall. I blocked all the apps don't need Internet and my battery last longer.

  47. gaurav yadav-avatar

    gaurav yadav


    Its a great firewall app with additional features such as speed notification and much more.

  48. Henry Morgan-avatar

    Henry Morgan


    This app really works to drastically reduce telemetry originating from apps. I reduced my data usage tremendously!

  49. ed bell-avatar

    ed bell


    Perfect. Works great. Blocked all apps from accessing the internet and let me know who they were trying to reach. Also gave link to ip lookup from the app

  50. 234. Jerin.S-avatar

    234. Jerin.S


    Netguard is a good "no root forewall".The problems I face is that we cannot use a VPN and this firewall at the same time.Also netguard doesn't allow us to restrict all the applications in our device.

  51. Will Smith-avatar

    Will Smith


    Let's you CONTROLE WHAT APPS USE YOUR DATA, has a lot of battery and data saving options. Great if you realize your battery is empty and you don't know what app was wasting it

  52. Pinellas Chuck-avatar

    Pinellas Chuck


    This is great - exactly what I was looking for my new phone. Not sure why this capability is missing from current versions of Android.

  53. Simon Johnson-avatar

    Simon Johnson


    Love it. Installed and configured NetGuard with no fuss. It now blocks two annoying apps that used to bug me with adds. Nice one.

  54. Siri S-avatar

    Siri S


    I'm a Pro user of this app. It works what it says... @Marcel, continue ur great work... Edit: Can you add block background connections for apps which we allowed to use wifi and mobile internet?

  55. Fira Nadhirah-avatar

    Fira Nadhirah


    The best app I've used. Whenever I online, people can't reach me via other applications if I turn the NetGuard on. I can say this is my 'me time'. 🤭

  56. Tim Bradbury-avatar

    Tim Bradbury


    Does not work with any installed VPN! Developer must integrate compatibility with expressvpn and the other big vpns as a user should be able to hide their ip and also have a firewall to block designated app traffic. Common sense!

  57. Hector Ruano-avatar

    Hector Ruano


    Unclear, using android 10. Vpn connection is established, be that i allow only specific traffic or deny specific app traffic, result is thesame, unsatisfactory, network traffic is not denied to the application in question.

  58. Hector Padilla-avatar

    Hector Padilla


    It really helps you to save data. The app is ad-free and community supported. Highly recommend.

  59. 19cs127 S.Santhosh-avatar

    19cs127 S.Santhosh


    Yes its really help full for close all network and only use for particular app. I am download for free fire it really works and use for all download it...

  60. Johnny Baggins-avatar

    Johnny Baggins


    Fantastic app to block anything from accessing the internet. Been using firewalls since Android came out. Just can't do it through root anymore 👍Thanks

  61. Leyakat Ali-avatar

    Leyakat Ali


    Believe me this app is superbly wonderful. Now we can temporarily shut the internet door for those data hungry apps in the background without a glitch...Huge applause for developer for this creation.

  62. Vinoth Saravanan-avatar

    Vinoth Saravanan


    A feature suggestion. We can have "Allow when app is in usage" permission. This is like, we can block an app's net usage when it is not used alone.

  63. ZxParadoxXz-avatar



    This is the best firewall you can get for mobile. Many many options,, easy to use.

  64. Babak Farshchian-avatar

    Babak Farshchian


    Great app. Not only blocks access but is also educational, letting me see which app talks to which server.

  65. Andrew Y-avatar

    Andrew Y


    Very good alternative for AFwall+, if you don't want to root your phone.

  66. PetoD ORIGINAL-avatar



    Doesnt work any more. No matter how many apps i allow i get only one effect. Block completely. And my task bar says 0allowed. I cannot use this anymore.

  67. Steven-avatar



    Excellent app, but there needs to be a way to do this same thing with a VPN enabled.

  68. Alvaxor The Great-avatar

    Alvaxor The Great


    A must-have for any privacy-oriented person. Though, go for the GitHub APK, as it additionally supports ad-blocking.

  69. Ss Goo-avatar

    Ss Goo


    Wish it had a root mode, but all in all this is the only one that works 100% on the play store right now.

  70. Sebastien Chamberland-avatar

    Sebastien Chamberland


    Shifted from NoRootFirewall to NetGuard and I don't regret it at all. Good app!

  71. Brent Warren-avatar

    Brent Warren


    Works great and the notifications and logs in the pro version are a real eye opener.

  72. afkar ahamed-avatar

    afkar ahamed


    Good app but VPN is working just little minutes what's the reason

  73. zabiullah barakzai-avatar

    zabiullah barakzai


    One of the best app to stop apps using internet probably recommend you guys who play pubg mobile and having pings issues i personally used it and it gives me great performance alots of thanks to the developer of this app

  74. Matthias Beboux-avatar

    Matthias Beboux


    Seems to work as expected. Not sure why it crashes sometimes.

  75. Steven Napolitano-avatar

    Steven Napolitano


    Stable and well crafted app. Helps you implement your apps networking privacy decisions.

  76. edupuganti Venkata ramarao-avatar

    edupuganti Venkata ramarao


    Simplyyyyyyyyy Superb app for data savings and better quality internet and also solve phone heating problems.

  77. Raj-avatar



    It starts a separate vpn. does it provide no log policy. Its says to disable battery optimisation

  78. Md3lias-avatar



    It does not support proxy via orbot and adding host file link or file to block ads and tracker.

  79. Walt-avatar



    Easy to use. You can choose which app can connect to internet.

  80. Co Ma-avatar

    Co Ma


    In depth filtering and a easy UI. Thank you!!

  81. Ghost In The Mirror-avatar

    Ghost In The Mirror


    For a firewall app without root access I think this app is just fine for its price.

  82. Mike Jones-avatar

    Mike Jones


    Works great. Buying all the Pro features just to support the Dev.

  83. Mihai M 77-avatar

    Mihai M 77


    Excellent App. Is it possible to add also the NetGuard app in the list of firewall managed apps? Thanks.

  84. Altaf Attari-avatar

    Altaf Attari


    Pretty much appreciable and recommendable to buy Thanks for this awesome work guys Wish all of us could support developers

  85. Marmik Kapadia-avatar

    Marmik Kapadia


    when I do my mobile power off and power on.. after this, app. doesn't work automatically.. plz tell me a solution..

  86. Julius f-avatar

    Julius f


    Good app with protective features and better control over your personal safety online.

  87. Clifford Colaizzi-avatar

    Clifford Colaizzi


    Neccessary for mobile gaming. Prevents DDOS when connected to Wifi.

  88. Genesis_1_7-avatar



    Great but doesn't allow blocking of system apps would give 5 stars for that functionality---------- Edit: I'm blind thank you dev

  89. Margaret M Evans-avatar

    Margaret M Evans


    Net Guard is easy to use and works great!

  90. Oliver Schneider-avatar

    Oliver Schneider


    Superb app that delivers exactly what it claims would be delivered.

  91. Roza Cook-avatar

    Roza Cook


    It takes you to a place to see all the traffic but it also doesn't give you enough information and some of your personal information gets leaked out.

  92. R M-avatar

    R M


    Best app in this category. Consistently good. Been using it for a long time now.

  93. ENDERMAN GAMING-avatar



    Best app in play store for blocking internet access to application

  94. shaji chacko-avatar

    shaji chacko


    Oh my gosh best lag fixing app ever

  95. Savas X-avatar

    Savas X


    Works like a charm, but pro features abit costly..

  96. sankha babu-avatar

    sankha babu


    Using the F-droid version to get Ad blocker feature. As there is no option to rate or comment in F-droid, I downloaded it from play store temporarily. This is the only transparent and complete app in this category which is safe, respect privacy and works as they said. We don't have to bother now about bloatware, intruding privacy hacker apps, Chinese or American telemetry and more. Just off their net access and keep the ad filter on. I wish a lot of prosperity of dear developer, stay safe. 👍🏽

  97. Dragan P-avatar

    Dragan P


    Tried this app just because of the hype around it. NetGuard hides itself from the list of the apps installed on the phone in its interface which means you can not block its own internet access and calling home. Even if it is not calling home the very fact that hid itself is a big red flag. Can not trust it. Also, in its free version does not offer anything major that is not available in the NoRoot Firewall which in addition offers events log for free. Back to NoRoot Firewall app.

  98. Signature Furniture-avatar

    Signature Furniture


    Its like AIRPLANE MODE except your recive texts and calls.. This app makes me happy!!!!. It stopes it all! Annoying SYS BLOATWARE, APP (ADVERTISING) collection data, even unwanted locationchecks. NO ROOT NECESSARY, JUST EXPLORE THE APP. After I discovered the capabilities of this app. I began to like my android again. And my battery lasted 6 times longer!!! FINALLY I CONTROL MY PHONE AGAIN. You can set it up where you allow data to one app and stop it on another. Even system apps!! DO IT!

  99. chhak bahadur rana-avatar

    chhak bahadur rana


    Great app but want to know If this app could perform as VPN also.

  100. lindsey difulvio-avatar

    lindsey difulvio


    I love this app and will be purchasing it. It's amazing thank you!!!

  101. Lojang Chhojur Sherpa-avatar

    Lojang Chhojur Sherpa


    Wow this is amazing work perfect going days but looking for coming days ! Try it

  102. Earthtopian-avatar



    Works exactly as advertised. The one thing I have to say is that I wish I it didn't take up my vpn, but I understand that there's probably no other way for it to work. Overall, great app. I definitely recommend it to anyone who doesn't care about the VPN thing and wants more control over what apps use WiFi.

  103. Karthik A-avatar

    Karthik A


    The allowance of VPN slow downs everything my network speed and all

  104. S Tucker-avatar

    S Tucker


    Awesome app! I would like to have an option that notifies me when apps try to access the internet but are not allowed to yet (Edit: It seems I have not noticed that this feature was already available, so 5 stars for this app). Also, it fails to install on Android 11 Beta 3, I hope this is an issue with the beta and not the app itself.

  105. Michel Strogoff-avatar

    Michel Strogoff


    Works as described and is very user friendly. The only negative points is that the apps aren't all sorted alphabetically for me, and some apps can't be Netguarded, such as those that are pre-installed (calendar or galaxy store for example) and that I would like to block.

  106. J R-avatar

    J R


    Excellent at what it does, every phone should have it.

  107. Thomas Franklin-avatar

    Thomas Franklin


    Check out the github page (linked in the app description) for ad blocking. Super helpful and easy to use app and the app developer, Marcel Bokhorst (just one person), has an extensive FAQ. Marcel is very active, and actually all of my problems in the past were related to the way Samsung modified Android OS. No problems to report now that I'm on Pixel 4 Android 10.

  108. Christopher Vaughan-avatar

    Christopher Vaughan


    This app says things are blocked, but they aren't. I can turn on full blocking and still watch Netflix, download podcasts, etc.. About the only thing it affected was my Craigslist app and my remote camera app... Update(to dev): as a dev myself, I get it. However, as I said, it mostly only affected a couple of apps (Craigslist, jawa, etc..) while many it didn't. I've already installed another fw that does work for all apps, out of the box. As an end-user app, comparatively, my rating stands..

  109. Bob Morris-avatar

    Bob Morris


    A brilliant easy to use Firewall with no need for root or technical expertise. Simple to allow or block internet access for any app. Works well with no payment & no advertising for the average user with some advanced features available for a small cost if you need more or want to support the developer - just select & pay for extra features you want. Works well with Android 10 (unlike some other similar firewalls).

  110. Jacob Henenberg-avatar

    Jacob Henenberg


    🥇🤝 simply an exemplary network management utility. Marcel has taken the time to develop a range of features that empower you to have some control over how apps on your device use your internet connection to send and receive data. The functions he has developed operate precisely as described. Marcel has written comprehensive documentation and a great FAQ relating to the app. Netguard is, in my opinion, the leading app of its category available on the Google Play Store.

  111. Niraj Korde-avatar

    Niraj Korde


    5/5 for the app. Works as promised. One suggestion: I don't know whether it's possible or not, but if able pls make a section to restrict network access to apps untill they are opened. Basically app should not have net access in background and will get access when opened by user. Thank you for all the efforts.

  112. Joseph Losada-avatar

    Joseph Losada


    It does what is suppose to do. It does not Interferewith my phone activities. I love it.

  113. Andre Gas-avatar

    Andre Gas


    Why are all the firewall apps the same graphics and functions with different name btw? This one seems to be the original OpenSource app ! It started to bug like InternetGuard. Sometimes I can t find what app gets blocked when wifi connections are fully unlocked and in the trusted ssid list. I need disable it. For the rest either this or InternetGuard, or sister and brother apps are a must for controlling traffic. Edit; it seems the option to Log allowed traffic blocks trusted wifi connections.

  114. Juan R.-avatar

    Juan R.


    Simply put, I wouldn't use android without it. Netguard is an efficient firewall (not a VPN) that runs ontop of android's built-in VPN & because of this it doesn't need root to work. From my experience, the app Pro features are well worth the money as they're functional, useful & support the development of the app, which by the way, is actively maintained. I highly suggest to everyone to take the time to read NetGuard's FAQ as it will tell you what it does and what it can & cannot do.

  115. João Neves-avatar

    João Neves


    This app is really fire. I actually got scared with the amount of apps that were leaking data without any kind of consent or notice. Even things like the calculator... The only problem I'm facing is that, since I started forwarding all traffic to Orbot, including DNS, my phone started crashing mul times /day and this does not happen when running Orbot alone. But it's amazing. From developer to developer, a big thank you, congratulations and I hope you have a nice job and a nice big paycheck.

  116. Dei vydas-avatar

    Dei vydas


    Great app. No ads, only pure privacy. I like it a lot. U have to know what to do, because it can cause some problem. Anyways, I recommend this app. It causes additional battery drain, but if you have a bigger battery phone it's not important 🙂

  117. Sea Ell-avatar

    Sea Ell


    Would give 4.9 stars.....missing user manual.😉 I never had a p.c and I can figure out most settings with ease.....good job to all of you who worked on creating this very useful tool for mobile users in this era of "Sketchy" internet........." Thanks for helping keeping the net safer.

  118. Hans Verhoef-avatar

    Hans Verhoef


    Very powerful app and yet easy to use. It is shocking to see how often apps are connecting to the internet. Such as the app Out of Milk; it makes a connection to Facebook and I don't use Facebook, because of the privacy issues. With NetGuard I can protect my privacy much better.

  119. Matt d-avatar

    Matt d


    Need a way to just buy full version ransomware dont like letting you buy these things.. Using it to stop some now.. but it is ransom type ware so opening to buy is a pain need to have default settings to let store and basic things work also would be great. Simplify the looking up what services have to run is pointless if you can just make a button like bare minimum. They like to swap the accounts and everything to get passwords so its a real pain to deal with trying to get through to purchase

  120. Matthew J Greco-avatar

    Matthew J Greco


    app may not function on samsung devices. galaxy s20+ worked great before the one UI 2.5 update, since has been a little spotty. will keep this review updated if samsung pushes another update and it goes back to being fully reliable, but as of now if you're on the one ui 2.5 update for the galaxy s20 series, you might have issues.

  121. Code Shimmer-avatar

    Code Shimmer


    For donkey years I have been using "noroot firewall" by Grey Shirts and it was good, while it lasted. Gave NetGuard a try today and am really impressed. No wonky behaviour, ads or fugly UI. Everything looks and feels good. A well deserved salute, to the dev for keeping it real! God bless.

  122. Tom Peterson-avatar

    Tom Peterson


    This app will help protect your privacy, clean up ads in your browser /apps and save data. The developer is engaged, quite thorough and responsive. His documentation is also excellent! I highly recommend this if you are concerned with privacy. Get the pro version

  123. Demetry Gutierrez-avatar

    Demetry Gutierrez


    Many apps on the phone and this app does not have a select all deselect all option which makes it consume much of your time to configure in that sense. And I think you miss the point, the select/deselect all is for the wifi/cell net orange/green. There is no select all one way or the other.

  124. Smown Tong-avatar

    Smown Tong


    I reinstall with the github version, and it works finally.

  125. Roger Maguire-avatar

    Roger Maguire


    Use it basically to block spurious apps from running down my data allowance. Not really as a firewall. Seems to work OK. Can't comment on its finer points. It's not what I use it for.

  126. Yashwanth Nethi-avatar

    Yashwanth Nethi


    I love this application firewall app no need to wait you can install this app and this app is 100% open source no privacy issues I faced with this app no trackers,no ads etc. You can read app privacy policy and faq questions if you are facing any issue go and check privacy policy. Don't go for any other firewall app

  127. 김정선-avatar



    Doesn't work with my phone, none of my essential apps would work this app would disable the wrong apps.

  128. UPSC 2021-avatar

    UPSC 2021


    This app again and again asks to not to optimise battery while I fixed that many times but on start its the same. Another this is I know it's a firewall and not a VPN but then why does it stop working when another VPN app is running. Edit: is there any way out to hide IP and block net at same time?

  129. Ken J-avatar

    Ken J


    This app saved my sanity! I was getting full page ads all the time! I had it block all the apps on my android phone and then added them back a few at a time. Turns out CHROME was the culprit for allowing the ads. I have since switched to DuckDuckGo.

  130. J H-avatar

    J H


    Im updating my review based on new tech. Im not 100% certain why, but this app was restricting my dns over tls connections. Im on android 10 (dns over tls was introduced in android 9). I was using cloudflares 1dot1dot1dot1 (yes like that plus the rest of the address) tls address. I had the dns entered corrwctly because it didnt return an error msg. ill take encrypted dns queries over a firewall for the time being. Please advise! Because id like to give 5 stars but was hoping for an answer.

  131. Sameer Khan-avatar

    Sameer Khan


    The vpn that the net guard creates is totally safe right???or you guys collect our data??

  132. Anoop Vijayan-avatar

    Anoop Vijayan


    Everytime wifi reconnects, i have to restart this app

  133. Barry Common-avatar

    Barry Common


    This app should come as standard on all Android smart phones! It's ridiculous that apps use your mobile data in the background. This app helps you take back control! Thank you so much Developer! 👍

  134. Paul Smith-avatar

    Paul Smith


    Very easy to use and does what it says...

  135. Larry King-avatar

    Larry King


    If it screws up or malfunction, I will get a hold of you the hard way. You do know who thesel people are B.B.B. These people I will show the screen shot for reference and let's go on there. I have had problem with messenger and VPN sometimes doesn't cut the mustard when it blocks out my phone carrier.

  136. Da Niel-avatar

    Da Niel


    Love it. Easy to use, mega helpful

  137. JP CD-avatar

    JP CD


    Used NetGuard for a few years but it's not working on my Note 20. I keep getting the message "Netguard could not start automatically. This is likely because of a bug in your android version." Well! NoRoot Firewall worked like a charm. Goodbye NetGuard!

  138. Jens Reubsaet-avatar

    Jens Reubsaet


    A must-have application - blocking internet access, filtering traffic (i.e. host-bases blocking), monitoring traffic, and all that without needing root access. Buying the Pro version was a great decision as well.

  139. Rivkah Rudich-avatar

    Rivkah Rudich


    Heyvpretty good app. Bit tor whatsapp it doesn't always work and it says bc its with google play it cant block it. Im not sure i understand bc sometimes it does block it. Also i blocked WhatsApp but it blocked telegram also. Idk why. But overall im really happy with it. Thank you so much

  140. just noone-avatar

    just noone


    nice one , but although the apps says it never transfers data to outside the android as well as data usage checker (roysolberg) shows certain amount of data usage (maybe faulty) although even though in kb like 13-20kb download plus upload it gives be bad vibes

  141. Maxim-avatar



    Best app on the market. I used NoRoot Firewall for years, but this app is better supported, much more powerfull and well documented. I almost gave up on the app at first because various caveats were difficult to catch. For instance, that "Block conns without VPN" must be disabled, or that notifications of blocked connections happen once. Better in-app explanations would make more new users to stay. Feature request: a tab with all blocked apps to quickly decide whether allow connections or not.

  142. Arthur Kerns-avatar

    Arthur Kerns


    Some of the "advanced features," are somewhat counterintuitive, there's no explanation as to, why or whether, to enable aspects,or not. If you tic a box, you may be shifted to an in app purchase. I purchased one part of the seemingly redundant, multiple in app directives, and it didn't make any difference in the way the app works!!° The boot on start-up option is slow, and rarely on start-up. 3 stars, pay for evry line item, and the vpn of other aps shuts it down leaving you unprotected.

  143. Bashir Abba-avatar

    Bashir Abba


    Best firewall around. It gives you a lot of Control over what goes in and out of your phone. No need to root, as well!

  144. Ken Wilkins-avatar

    Ken Wilkins


    Works well, but it won't block the annoying Taboola adverts, usually in the Facebook browser. Very fit for purpose, and worth the extra 2 stars if they can come up with a tweak to help those unrooted.

  145. Mr. Hitchens-avatar

    Mr. Hitchens


    Hard work and much thought has gone into this application to hand back some control to you, end user. Google no longer cares for your wishes but this developer does! Application delivers and is as easy to use as it is effective! Excellent 10/10

  146. Joe Dillow-avatar

    Joe Dillow


    Best firewall app there is. Will be purchasing on my.main account and thank you for makong tjis open spurce. It is a shame others dont offer anything and add ads and call it netblock or whatever. I see they have done it with other apps too quite a shame. Thank you.

  147. Mamo Sargsyan-avatar

    Mamo Sargsyan


    This app does it job. Very useful if your phone is not rooted. I like that . 1 question to Mercel(dev) As long as it utilizes VPN, how we can make sure that our traffic not going trough your servers, can I block internet access for this app itself? If not, it means all allowed network could be monitored.

  148. Ayudh Khajne-avatar

    Ayudh Khajne


    Apparently this app works, but not without problems. Most of the file sharing apps are rendered useless when netguard is on. Edit.: e.g. when I use KDE connect (or similar apps), and netguard is on, and all permissions are given; I am still not able to connect to other devices via WiFi. Same is true for other apps such as MiDrop, Share it etc.

  149. Shahril Azraee-avatar

    Shahril Azraee


    Thank You. This is what i need for. well you now most phone nowadays puts so many bloatware thus sucking up ma internet speed. Plus the no root option is the main aspect. Like it! Keep it up!

  150. Martin Gustafsson-avatar

    Martin Gustafsson


    I love it, perfect if you don't root your devices, used it for years and never had any major issues!