Android 10 and VPN (bug)
I use a VPN and since the upgrade to Android 10 some things stopped working as expected. When the VPN is on:
- Play Store doesn't automatically install updates, I need to manually click the update button;
- My podcast app doesn't automatically check or download new episodes;
It seems that apps see the VPN as a metered connection (even if we're connected to WiFi). The result is limited network functionality.
I believe this was a problem back on Android 8, but it was fixed by Google with Android 9. I don't know if this time it's another Android bug or if it only affects Asus own Android fork.
To reproduce, connect to a traditional VPN (open vpn, wireguard, etc) and use any app that has its functionality limited by metered connections. A free VPN that can be used for testing is Cloudflare's 220.127.116.11 app.
If someone from Asus team reads this, please inform your software team of this problem.
Thanks in advance.