Yes, this is possible with the latest version.How does the private dns work? Is it if I configure private DNS in regular Android, disable Internet filtering in NetGuard, then it just automatically routes through Android Private DNS but still gives me the ability to restrict per app network usage?
That may be the perfect setup. If I use NextDNS as my Android Private DNS provider I could use the Play Store version of NetGuard and still get ad blocking.
Please make sure you install the GitHub version. Ad blocking, etc is not available in the Play store version.
Please make sure Google Play services isn't blocked, also not by an entry in the hosts file.Hello, Supporting user here, been using NetGuard for over a year and it's a perfect tool for controlling network access and filtering ads.
Something I've been noticing, when Filter Traffic is enabled, my Google Voice notifications seem to be delayed quite a bit, sometimes for 30 minutes for example. If I have a incoming message pending, I'll disable Filter Traffic and Voice will then immediately show the notification.
The filter is a necessity for ad blocking but I don't like the fact that my notifications are delayed. Is three a workaround for this issue?
I've confirmed Google Play services is not blocked. I download the hosts file from https://netguard.me/hosts and have not modified it in any way. I assume that file does not have it blocked. Could it be anything else?Please make sure Google Play services isn't blocked, also not by an entry in the hosts file.
The hosts file is not managed by me:
@M66B Can you share your settings as an exported file here? For the ones who use stock rom ( no root). We just need push notifications,updates and sync work. I guess many people do not know what to block safely, must block or must not block things. Or it will be nice to see your block list as screen shots. Thank you.
Which apps I use is personal.@M66B Can you share your settings as an exported file here? For the ones who use stock rom ( no root). We just need push notifications,updates and sync work. I guess many people do not know what to block safely, must block or must not block things. Or it will be nice to see your block list as screen shots. Thank you.
I only use google playstore, framework and services. All other google apps,options are removed,disabled,blocked. Everthing works fine. I blocked many apps and service packs on Netguard. 318 allowed and 107 blocked on Netguard. Traffic filter on. I wanted to learn what more i can block safely from system services. Try and learn???Which apps I use is personal.
I think that was my original inquiry if I'm understanding NetGuard options correctly, "Filter Traffic" is ad blocking?
Trying to learn more
I only use google playstore, framework and services. All other google apps,options are removed,disabled,blocked. Everthing works fine. (...) I wanted to learn what more i can block safely from system services. Try and learn???
I do not use lot apps. I only need notifications and updates work. Telegram,Signal,Outlook,Excell,Twitter,Bixby Routines,Newpipe,Netguard,Samsung İnternet Browser,Duckduckgo,F-droid,Proton Vpn, Torrent Client,Google Play Store,Galaxy Store. If theses notifications and updates work stabil, i do not need more. I want to have more battery time.i even deleted my facebook,instagram and whatsapp accounts after their privacy update.There's nothing wrong with wanting to learn how stuff works. That's perfectly fine. You can start by checking the FAQ section to know what can be blocked and what should be left alone (there are at least 3 FAQs that address this in one way or another.)
You could also just block things at random / everything, see what breaks and then undo whatever you did to get things working again. "Try and learn" as you said, that's a completely valid strategy too.
We can't tell you exactly what to block because we don't know how you use your phone, what your goal is (is it more privacy? Experimentation? Reduce data usage?), nor which apps you have installed on it.
You can't use ad blocking with filtering disabled and you can't use filtering with private DNS enabled.Yes it works fine for DoT but Ad blocking in NetGuard is not ok in this case with private DNS defined in Android.
You wrote that NetGuard has to be defined with traffic filter off and subnet routing on, to permit private DNS to be active.
In my test today with private DNS, traffic filter was on and subnet routing off in NetGuard.
I am a little confused.
Do you have an explanation ?
Thanks in advance for your reply.
With these settings you use a private dns!and in Android settings "private DNS" is not activated