Often Internet service providers not only do not care about users’ anonymity on the Internet, but also impose regional restrictions on access to certain web resources. This restriction is usually realized by prohibiting access to web pages of devices (computer, laptop, smartphone, etc.) that have a certain range of IP addresses. In practice, if your device has an IP address in the range restricted by your provider, you will not be able to browse the pages banned by the provider and use the services restricted by the provider, e.g. torrent. The easiest and most practical way to bypass these restrictions and organize your anonymous presence on the Internet is to use a proxy server.
To use a proxy server on your iOS device (iPhone/iPad), you need to enter the appropriate settings in the device’s Wi-Fi network connection settings.
NOTE: Currently, iOS devices (iPhone/iPad) can only access a proxy server when connected via Wi-Fi.
To set up a proxy server on your iPhone/iPad you need to:
- Go to your phone settings and go to “Wi-Fi” tab
- Select the Wi-Fi network through which you are accessing the Internet. You must be currently connected to that network.
- A window will open with the details of the network you are currently connected to. Click the Manual button to change the settings.
- The additional fields “Server”, “Port” and “Authentication” will appear in the settings window.
- Enter in the “Server” field the SOCKS proxy IP address we received on the proxy server. Enter in the “Port” field the port number of the received proxy.
- Proxy server configuration on iPhone/iPad is now complete.
Checking iPhone/iPad Proxy Server Operation
- Make sure that you are using a proxy server. To do this, type http://www.ipleak.com/ in the address bar of your browser and check your current IP address.