How to Use IPRoyal Proxies With SocksDroid
First off, set up your proxies on IPRoyal. As an example, we’ll use residential proxies from Toronto, Canada, and keep the same IP address for 1 hour. The process is also the same for other types of proxies - select the location and other characteristics (where available), make sure you set SOCKS5 as the proxy type, and that’s it.
Once you do this, copy the following information over to SocksDroid:
- Server IP (“HTTP Proxy Host” on IPRoyal)
- Server port
- Your IPRoyal username
- Your IPRoyal password
In this case, our Server IP is geo.iproyal.com.
Our port is 42324.
In the end, your SocksDroid should look like this.
Now, tick the box next to the Username & Password Authentication option in SocksDroid.
Enter your IPRoyal username in the Username field.
Enter your IPRoyal password in the Password field.
Once you’re done, your SocksDroid should look like this.
There’s no need to alter any other options unless you want to use proxies for specific apps only, etc. Lastly, toggle the switch in the top right corner to start using proxies on your Android device.
You’ll get a prompt. Since you know and trust the source (IPRoyal), tap on OK.
If you set everything up correctly, you’ll notice a little VPN icon next to your connection and “SOCKS5 proxy activated” (along with the active profile) in the notification bar.
Finally, go to IPRoyal’s IP Address Lookup or a similar website to check your current IP address.
As you can see, the site “thinks” we’re connecting from Ontario, Canada. Also, the IP is recognized as an ISP-issued address since we’re using authentic residential proxies.
That’s the end of our tutorial. Congratulations, you can start surfing anonymously with SocksDroid and IPRoyal!