Usually, we would want our applications to be connected to the internet.
This will allow the latest information from that app to get to you. For example, if you posted a photo on Instagram, you will get a notification whenever someone likes or comment on your picture.
I really can’t think of a few good reasons for preventing an app from your iPhone to access the internet. Some may argue that blocking one of their apps will make the ads go away. Well, that’s why there is Ad blocker now ;).
But anyways, here is how you can turn off your Wi-Fi network for any specific iPhone apps.
Using ConditionalWiFi to Restrict Apps from accessing the Internet
If you have a jailbroken iOS device, this is going to be a piece of cake. The Creatix Team just released a new Cydia tweak called ConditionalWiFi which allows blocking applications from using the Wi-Fi.
Which apps? You choose.
Just like preventing an app from using your cellular data, this tweak will add an option with the toggle On/Off for each app that you want to use the internet.
This setting will be located right on your Wi-Fi network page.
How to Install
ConditionalWiFi is now available on Cydia’s BigBoss repo for only $0.99. I think it’s worth the price if you really need it. Once the tweak is installed, go to your Settings app > Wi-Fi > and under Ask to Join Networks, there should be a new section called Use Wi-Fi For.
That’s the area where you can toggle On for applications that are allowed to use the internet and toggle Off to prevent apps from accessing your Wi-Fi.
Currently, ConditionalWiFi is compatible with iOS 7–9. According to the developer, testing for iOS 4 to 6 are still going. Once it’s done, you can install it on those firmware as well.