I would like to prevent YouTube from accessing mobile data at all. However, I cannot see how this is done in Android 7 Nougat on my Samsung Galaxy S7.

Has this feature been removed and replaced by the option to turn it off for background usage?

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You can download a firewall app and restrict YouTube to WiFi only.

For example, with Onavo Protect, from Facebook, it will establish a VPN connection that works like the firewall on non-rooted Android devices. You can restrict any app from using mobile data.

  • True. Can you suggest a particular one and provide its relevant use case?
    – Firelord
    Sep 10, 2017 at 17:57
  • Protect.play.google.com/store/apps/… Protect Free VPN+Data Manager - Android Apps on Google Play . You it establish a vpn connection that works like firewall on non rooted Android devices. It's worth trying.you can restrict any app from using mobile data Sep 10, 2017 at 18:10

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