06-20-2019 12:04 PM - edited 06-20-2019 01:25 PM
You can pause internet access for any wireless and wired device connected to your home network including smartphones, tablets, TVs, printers, smart home monitoring devices, smart speakers, and more! Once paused, the device you selected won’t be able to access your home internet temporarily, and it won’t automatically switch to using cellular data. In cases where you want to remove an unwanted device from your network permanently, you can block their access instead. You can also pause/un-pause your own device (on which the app is installed). Please read on to learn how!
Pause a Device’s Internet Access Temporarily:
Pause a Device’s Internet Access Temporarily
When you try to access internet in a web browser on a paused device, you will see different messages based on whether it is a secure (https) or unsecure (http) website. (Examples shown below are in a Chrome browser).
Block to Restrict Internet Access to Unwanted/Suspicious Device:
You can follow the same process for any other connected devices.
When you attempt to access the internet in a web browser on a blocked device, the website tries to load and fails with a message that the site can’t be reached or the internet is down. The behavior is the same if it’s a secure on non-secure website.