Hey, guys… Samsung Galaxy S8+, Republic 4.0 1GB plan, Android 7 (Nugget).
I know this isn’t specifically a Republic question, but this is undoubtedly the friendliest and most informed cell forum out there, and I believe many of you are using Mobiwol, too, due to the nature of our limited data plans.
I’ve been using Mobiwol to limit cell data for many non-essential apps and it has worked very well so far. I’m only using, on average, 200MB/mo out of my GB allotment. I know, I know…I’m still in the refund plan mindset, but I’d still rather be stingy and have it available in an emergency if needed.
Anyway…from when I first loaded it, Mobiwol would crash periodically, but it would always restart and eventually lock down my VPN. However, in the last week or so, without any specific updates being applied to the phone, as far as I’m aware (no Oreo, yet…ugh), Mobiwol has started crashing regularly…so much that it never even instantiates the VPN and I never get the “lock” key. I’ve tried rebooting the phone, uninstalling and reinstalling Mobiwol, and a number of other standard solutions.
Any ideas on why it is so flaky? Is it specific to the S8, Android 7 (actually 7.1), or could there be some other conflicting sw on the phone? I’m about to give up on it and try to find something more stable. Does anyone have any recommendations?
Also, there’s something in the Republic app about a “coming soon” data control feature. Do we have any details on that and whether it will effectively create a VPN-based cell data limiting functionality?
Thanks in advance for any help or advice!