How to setup a proxy on Android without Root access

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Almost every version of Android supports this configuration. If there is some difference - you will intuitively guess it. We will configure our proxy on Android versions from 4.0 to 7.1.

  1. Open your settings on a device. Enter the “WIFI” menu.

    Open settings and enter the «WIFI» menu

  2. Long-press on the name of connected WI-FI network, and then you will see the appeared menu. Tap on the “Modify network” button.

    Long-press on the name of connected WI-FI network. Tap on the «Modify network» button

  3. In the newly opened window, you can see at the bottom the “Advanced” drop-down bar. Press on it, and then, choose from another drop-down box “Proxy” -> “Manual”

    Press on «Advanced». Choose from another drop-down box «Proxy» -> «Manual»

  4. In appeared fields enter the data of the purchased premium proxy server. “Proxy hostname” will be an IP address of the proxy, port depends on your proxy server. Usually, such data can be found in the order submission mail. After entering the data tap on the “Save” button.

    Fields enter the data of the purchased premium proxy server. Tap on the «Save» button

  5. If your proxy server requires the authorization by login and password after such configuration a pop-up window will appear and you could enter the required data.

The configuration proxy on Android is finished. You are able to use your proxy server now.

A connected proxy on the Android operating system in some cases may require disabling. There are two ways to do this: directly or through an installed program. The second option greatly simplifies this procedure.

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Guide for disabling proxies on Android

If the connection to the proxy server was through software, there should not be any problems with disconnection: everything is disabled in one click or by uninstalling the program. Further, simpler and more accessible recommendations are presented according to the use of the ProxyDroid application installed on Android:

  1. In the system settings, go to the “Wi-Fi” section, find the network to which you connected, and disable additional settings:

    Go to the «Wi-Fi» section, find the network to which you connected, and disable additional settings

  2. In the "Address" and "Port" fields, delete the entered data. The item “Proxy server type” should be converted to “no”:

    In the «Address» and «Port» fields, delete the entered data. The item «Proxy server type» should be converted to “no”

After such a simple procedure, proxies on Android will be disabled. Whatever the reason for provoking such a decision, it is important to remember that nevertheless, an active proxy is the security of the smartphone, confidentiality, and obtaining various additional opportunities for accessing sites of interest. Therefore, reconnecting the proxy server is simply necessary.

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