Attend XDA's Second Annual Developer Conference, XDA:DevCon 2014!
5,741,583 Members 39,805 Now Online
XDA Developers Android and Mobile Development Forum

[Q] How to monitor app network activity?

Tip us?
 
ericbergan
Old
#1  
Member - OP
Thanks Meter 10
Posts: 79
Join Date: Sep 2007
Default [Q] How to monitor app network activity?

I apparently have an app on my Note Pro (I'm guessing one of the bundled Samsung apps) that once a minute is doing a hardwired DNS lookup to the google DNS servers. How can I track down which one it is?

From my router, I can see it happen, and see the local port number on the Note Pro, but the port number is changing each time (not surprising since it is a UDP request.) Any Android app I can install that monitors an app's network activity?

Thanks!
 
Duly.noted
Old
#2  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 102
Posts: 495
Join Date: Dec 2013
Quote:
Originally Posted by ericbergan View Post
I apparently have an app on my Note Pro (I'm guessing one of the bundled Samsung apps) that once a minute is doing a hardwired DNS lookup to the google DNS servers. How can I track down which one it is?

From my router, I can see it happen, and see the local port number on the Note Pro, but the port number is changing each time (not surprising since it is a UDP request.) Any Android app I can install that monitors an app's network activity?

Thanks!
You could use a firewall security app that lets you disable an apps access to the Internet and go through 1 by 1

Sent from my SCH-I605 using XDA Premium 4 mobile app
 
ericbergan
Old
#3  
Member - OP
Thanks Meter 10
Posts: 79
Join Date: Sep 2007
Quote:
Originally Posted by Duly.noted View Post
You could use a firewall security app that lets you disable an apps access to the Internet and go through 1 by 1

Sent from my SCH-I605 using XDA Premium 4 mobile app
Silly me - didn't even think to look for Android firewall apps, just monitors. Looks like there is a selection to choose from, including some non-root ones. Thanks!
The Following User Says Thank You to ericbergan For This Useful Post: [ Click to Expand ]
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes