Does Freedome disconnect vpn when the smartphone is locked/idle?
Scenario: My Android smartphone is on the table, with the screen locked. I pick up the phone and press home button to turn the screen on to see if there is notifications. I notice the Freedome status icon looks lighter than usual. You know the icon that looks like signal strength or something. Now when i unlock the phone and pull down the notification panel i can see Freedome notification saying:
"Connecting to [country].." and then it switches to "Connected to [country]".
However, according to the popup i get when i tap on one of the two freedome notifcations, it looks like it hasn't been disconnected, because the "Duration" counter hasn't been reset.
If i leave the Freedome GUI open and lock my phone, i unlock it i can see it reads Connecting with the spinning animation around it, then switching to Connected. So according to that it definitely reconnects once i open the lock screen.
And why would it need to reconnect if it wasn't disconnected?
What about the services in background that communicate with the internet while the phone is locked, like instant messaging apps that notify you about new messages and stuff? Are those connections now made not using the vpn?
Phone model: Galaxy A5 (2015)
OS: Android 6.0.1.
Freedome version: 220.127.116.1174