Android 9 setup (+ auto start with pin)

Forums Setups & Configurations Android 9 setup (+ auto start with pin)

  • January 28, 2020 at 4:14 am

    I’m trying to set up CleanBrowsing on an Android 9 to have a secure pin and auto-start upon restart.

    The auto start feature works fine is there is no pin set. But if there is a pin, I am required to enter the pin to enable CleanBrowsing every time upon restart. This makes it very easy for someone who is prevented from turning off CleanBrowsing by a pin to disable CleanBrowsing by simply restarting the phone.

    Is there any way for me to activate CleanBrowsing, set a pin, and then restart the phone so that the app is always active and there is no way to turn off CleanBrowsing unless you have the pin code?

    Also: is there any way to hide the Android system VPN status icon from the pull down menu and lock screen of the phone?

    January 30, 2020 at 12:56 am

    For Android 9, maybe use their new Private DNS option instead of the App?

    https://cleanbrowsing.org/guides/dnsovertls

    It should work better and cover you if the App is off (not VPN required).

    thanks!

    January 31, 2020 at 12:37 pm

    I played around with various options and the Private DNS setting available in Android 9 is by far the simplest and most reliable. Here’s instructions…¬†https://support.google.com/android/answer/9089903

    This then allows other useful tools like NetGuard to run as the “VPN” app.