Disable all incoming/outgoing data?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by bp1000, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. bp1000, Sep 17, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2012

    bp1000 macrumors 65816

    Jul 7, 2011
    I was wondering if there was any easy way to disable all incoming and outgoing background data?

    I am having to use a 3G mobile dongle at the moment and osx is really eating through my data usage. I'm just browsing, running mail, google chat and some php editing.

    I know icloud and app store updates are busy doing their thing in the background. I wondered if i could disable all of this extra stuff easily?

  2. r0k macrumors 68040


    Mar 3, 2008
    There is an app called "Little Snitch" that pops up and asks you every time an app tries to send data. You have the option to allow it once or forever. In your case, if you pick once, the thing would pester the heck out of you. I routinely use LS to prevent apps from "phoning home" to tell me about updates I don't need or have time for.

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