I have disabled WhatsApp's access to Internet by disabling both WLAN-usage and mobile network usage.
I thought this should block WhatsApp from accessing the internet. But miraculously WhatsApp gives me a message with ominous content: "You might have new messages"
When I open WA it does not show any messages. When I then give it back it's access rights wonder what, there are messages I received the same day!
So to me it looks as if this app has found its way to sneak around my network restrictions.
So the following questions arise:
- Is my assumption about the effectiveness of restricting the "data usage" for apps wrong?
- Does WhatsApp hack around the standard restrictions?