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How to Configure Proxy Settings on Android Devices

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Do you want to mask your phone’s IP address, but you don’t know how to configure proxy settings on Android ? Then worry no more. In this blog post, you’ll learn how to do it in just a few simple steps.

What Is an Android Proxy

Just like all other proxies, an Android proxy replaces your IP address and other identifiable data with its own. You can get proxies in different locations and use them to access apps, games, and services unavailable in your region.

More importantly, proxies keep your online activity private. By using a genuine residential proxy in a different location, every website, app, and online service will “think” it’s receiving requests from a different device located somewhere else.

It’s important to remember that a proxy affects all your phone’s traffic. That’s why it’s critical to stay away from free proxies and avoid the involved risks. Always source your proxies (for Android or any other platform) from reputable providers that put your privacy first !

Configuring Your Proxy Settings on Android

We’ll explain how to set up a mobile network proxy in your android settings via some easy steps below. We’ll be using an Android 13 phone with MIUI 14, though the process is similar (if not the same) for other Android versions.

Setting Up a Proxy for Mobile Data

To start off, we’ll first add a proxy server to our mobile data connection.

Find Your APN Settings

Open the Settings app on your phone. Select SIM cards & mobile networks .

android settings

Tap on your SIM card.

android mobile networks settings

Select Access Point Names here.

android sim card settings

Configure Your APN

Tap the APN you’re currently using.

android APN settings

Select it, and input the IP address and port you got from your Android proxy service provider. Also, enter in your proxy username and password . Once you enter this information, save the changes , toggle your mobile data on and off, and your proxy is ready to go!

android proxy settings

Test Your Connection

When you try to access a website, your browser may prompt you to enter your proxy username and password again. Enter the details, and select Sign In .

android proxy login confirmation

Once you do, your connection should be established. You can surf the web, play games, download apps, etc.

Confirm Your Proxy is Active

To confirm your proxy settings on Android are correct, visit our IP Lookup page . You will see your new IP address and location if you followed these steps correctly.

android proxy IP test

Setting Up a Proxy for WiFi

The process of adding a proxy server to WiFi is very similar. Note that the exact steps may vary slightly depending on the device you use and your Android version.

Find Your WiFi Settings

Open the Settings app on your phone and tap on WiFi.


Tap the arrow icon next to the wireless network you want to configure.


Configure Your WiFi

In your WiFi network settings, scroll down to find the Proxy option. Tap it and select Manual from the sub-menu.


Add the Hostname and Port information you got from your provider. Tap the check mark icon on top to save your settings.


Test Your Connection

As soon as you open a browser on your device and try to visit a website, you’ll get a pop-up window. Enter the username and password you got from your proxy provider and tap the Sign in button.


Finally, you can visit our IP Lookup page or any other IP checking website to test if your proxy works correctly.


Enjoy Your Online Privacy

As long as you’re using a proxy, your real IP address and other private information is safe and concealed. Do note that if your settings are incorrect, the proxy configuration won’t work, and you won’t be able to use the internet. If this happens, repeat the configuration steps and check if you entered the username and password correctly.

Where To Find Premium Android Proxies?

While free options are available, they’re rarely a wise choice. If you’re not paying for a service, you’re probably the product. Free android proxies often record your private data and don’t mind selling it to whoever is willing to pay. That’s why you need to make sure your Android proxies are secure and reliable.

If you need a hassle-free solution, IPRoyal has got you covered! We offer a wide range of proxy solutions for private and professional use, combined with affordable prices and incredible support. Get in touch with us now, and we’ll offer a perfect solution for your needs!

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Simona Lamsodyte

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Equally known for her brutal honesty and meticulous planning, Simona has established herself as a true professional with a keen eye for detail. Her experience in project management, social media, and SEO content marketing has helped her constantly deliver outstanding results across various projects. Simona is passionate about the intricacies of technology and cybersecurity, keeping a close eye on proxy advancements and collaborating with other businesses in the industry.

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