How to Enable Data Freeze in the Republic Wireless Application


  • Prevent apps from using cell data, except for the Republic Wireless app and system apps 



  1. Open the app drawer
  2. Tap the Republic app
  3. Tap the gear icon in the top right
  4. Tap Data Tools
  5. Enable the setting by tapping on Data Freeze

Additional Notes

If you do not see the option for Data Tools, please reboot your phone.

When not connected to WiFi, you will see a key icon in the upper right corner to notify that the device is connected to what Android would consider to be a "VPN," but this isn't a traditional VPN.  As cellular data isn't "open for all apps," this key icon must appear. 

The Republic application just checks that an application is one of the White-listed apps that would be used for our service; no data from other applications is monitored- this isn't a traditional "VPN." 

For more information, see What Does the Data Freeze in the Republic App Settings Mean?

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