How to setup a proxy on Android without Root access

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This article provides a detailed guide on how to enable or disable proxies in Android OS version 13, complete with illustrative screenshots. Follow these steps to configure a proxy on your Android device. While the process may vary slightly across different Android versions and interfaces, the basic instructions remain similar.

Video guide for setting up a proxy on Android

Step-by-step proxy setup on Android

To configure a proxy on Android version 13, follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to the “Settings” menu and select the “Wi-Fi” section.
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  3. Click on the arrow next to your active Wi-Fi connection.
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  5. Locate the “Proxy” option, which is set to “None” by default. Tap on it and choose “Manual” from the dropdown menu.
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  7. Enter the required proxy details, including “Host name” - IP, port, and any exceptions where the proxy won’t apply.
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  9. Once all fields are completed, save your settings by tapping the checkmark in the upper right corner of the screen.
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  11. For private proxies, an authorization prompt will appear when you open your browser, where you'll need to enter your login credentials.
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Following these steps will route your device's traffic through the configured proxy server.

Step-by-step proxy setup on Android without root rights

To effectively set up a proxy on an Android device without root access, use the Drony application by following these steps:

  1. Install and open the Drony app from the Play Store. Navigate to the “Settings” tab under the “Wi-Fi” section.
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  3. Choose the network where the app will be active.
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  5. In the “Network details” section, select “Manual” and input your proxy details: IP or hostname, port, username, password, and proxy type.
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  7. Enable Drony in the “Log” tab.
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Verify the proxy connection on any validation website.

For mobile networks, the setup is similar. Adjust settings in the “Settings for not listed networks” tab. For 3G and other networks, download a proxy-compatible browser and enter the server details in its settings.

Check the presence of the proxy connection on your Android using services like

You can also read our article about proxy setup on iOS.

Disabling proxy in Android

When the tasks that required connecting the proxies have already been completed, they could be disabled. If you configured a proxy through Droni, then simply click the “OFF” button in the “Log” tab. If the configuration was performed for the entire system, then to disable it you must perform the following steps:

  1. Go to the "Settings" section and access the "Wi-Fi" subsection.
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  3. In the new window, locate the arrow icon next to the connection for which proxies were configured.
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  5. In the window that appears, find the "Proxy" section and tap on it. From the drop-down menu, select "None".
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Following these steps, the proxy on your Android device will be disabled.

Additionally, besides setting up a proxy on your phone, you can also configure a proxy server for your computer's browser. For example, you can refer to our instructions for connecting a proxy server in Internet Explorer. This allows you to have greater control over your online activities and privacy.