How should I use Shelter?

Shelter can create a second (“work”) profile on my phone
https://f-droid.org/en/packages/net.typeblog.shelter/

But, unlike Facebook Container, it does not isolate a single app,
unless I put only 1 app in this second profile.

So, my question is: does it make sense to install other apps with
maps (public transport app, bike sharing, ride hailing apps etc)
or trackers in the “work” profile created by Shelter or would I be
shooting myself in the foot, basically giving access to data from
these apps to the most pernicious app of them all, the one I wanted
to “isolate” at all costs in the first place, i.e. Whatsapp?

What is the best way to do it? Put everything that is safe in one profile
and everything which leaks in the other? Or isolate only the worst app(s)?

Shelter is a container and ALL data inside this container are available for ALL apps in the container. It makes no sense for me to install a lot of apps which are tracking you and sh…t on privacy in shelter or on you phone.

The best way would be to search for trackerfree alteratives for you ‘needed’ apps.

In shelter only really really really needed apps with trackers should be installed. I have only whatsapp and instagram inshelter. Whatsapp, because I have 5 beauties which won’t swap to telegram and instagram to show my paintings, All other apps are in main profile and coming from f-droid or Aurora But Aurora apps get restricted in web access or they are also tracker free

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Thanks for the answer, and I think I agree.

But I’m not sure about what to do with a number of apps for public transport, like
CityMapper and Transit; car sharing, like car2go, plus Enjoy and Sharengo for Milan,
Italy; trains, like Orario Treni and Trenord (Italy again) or cycling, like Urban Cyclers.

you know the öffi app from f-droid. It includes several country bus and train routes
CityMapper ? why don’t use any ‘normal’ map . They all have city maps
or use it via web browser

same for the other apps. They have an web interface, so you can use them via web browser

Well, I see your point and in some cases it’s ok via browser, but not always.
And in any case: do you save the passwords and remain logged in all the time?

I know and respect öffi, but CityMapper and Transit are truly a bit better.

OK, only keep in mind, that in shelter all apps with trackers will report your data ‘home’. If it is OK for, use them :wink:

Basically, in both profiles, the normal one and the one created by shelter, all apps with trackers will try to get all the data they can grab and send it to their servers, right?

yepp, but your normal profile should be tracker free !!!

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