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One of my apps is allowed to use the mobile network, and all others are confined to wifi. This is specified in my Data Saver settings, but according to GlassWire, Google Play Store is still using the mobile network. Any suggestions on how to confine Google Play Store to wifi are welcome.

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    Google Play Store and Google Play Services self update is known to update when they "want" no matter if you are on WiFi or mobile and what settings you have configured. – Robert Mar 30 at 17:08
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    That is a shame! Looks like another reason to avoid Android... – eezacque Mar 30 at 19:22
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    Yes, Google allows their apps to break all sorts of rules. For example, turn permissions to their app off, then reboot, and you'll notice they get those permissions back. It's sneaky and nasty. – RockPaperLz- Mask it or Casket Mar 30 at 21:22
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Google Play Store and Google Play Services self update is known to update when they "want" no matter if you are on WiFi or mobile and what settings you have configured.

I am not sure if the respect data saver settings but as Google Play Store is a system app permissions and settings do not apply to it.

And you have agreed to those updates when setting up your device. The following screenshot is from the setup-wizard that shows up on a new device/after a factory reset (see section marked in yellow).

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  • I don't mind updating, I do mind updating on the mobile net when wifi is available. – eezacque Mar 31 at 11:17
  • @eezacque When you are on Wifi mobile data connection is disabled, thus when you are on Wifi you are not on mobile. If your device does not use Wifi then because the Wifi connection seems to have no internet connection. – Robert Mar 31 at 11:22

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