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Isolate your Big Brother apps
Version: 6.4-66cd8034
Added: 09-12-2020
Updated: 20-05-2024
Insular is a FLOSS fork of Island.
With Insular, you can:

  • Isolate your Big Brother apps

  • Clone and run multiple accounts simutaniuosly

  • Freeze or archive apps and prevent any background behaviors

  • Unfreeze apps on-demand with home screen shortcuts

  • Re-freeze marked apps with one tap

  • Hide apps

  • Selectively enable (or disable) VPN for different group of apps

  • Prohibit USB access to mitigate attacks with physical access

If your device is incompatible or not encrypted, you can skip this limitation manually. Please refer to the XDA post for details.
To uninstall and remove Insular completely, please first "Destroy Insular" in Settings - Setup - Click the recycle-bin icon besides Insular. If you have already uninstalled Insular app, please "Remove work profile" in your device "Settings - Accounts".


  • DEVICE-ADMIN: Device administrator privilege is required to create the Insular space (work profile), which serves as the fundamental functionality of Insular. It will be explicitly requested for your consent.

  • PACKAGE_USAGE_STATS: Required to correctly recognize the running state of apps. It will be explicitly requested for your consent.

We will never collect any data and Insular have no Internet permission. Please read our privacy policy for more details.

Differences from Island

  • all blobs (gms, crashlytics, etc) are removed to comply with F-droid's policy

  • Internet access of this app is removed because we just don't need it

  • All features are preserved and will be synced upon Island's updates

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