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How to set and run mobile proxies on mobile device?

Lately more and more often more and more often, we got asked is it possible to use mobile proxies on a mobile phone? The answer is, yes of course, but it’s not so simple.

Let’s go ahead and look closer how to do that and why and who is need this kind of setup:
Obviously the most organic way of usage for Instagram, Facebook or any other social network account – is to run it with a real mobile phone with direct internet (Wi-Fi or LTE) connection. It’s not a problem in case you are managing the only one your personal account, but it gets a bit complicated with scaling for the media agencies client management-oriented. Cuz mobile data (LTE) in the 1-st tier countries could be a bit expensive or you just simply do not want to bother with sim card order or something like that and in this case, proxies could be the solution. Forgot to say – its possible to use any type and protocol of proxies within a mobile phone – DC, mobile, http(s), socks.

Operating systems

1) IOS.
Generally speaking, we advise skipping IOS devices for use with the proxies. The reason is quite simple – with a default proxy setting allowed in IOS – the max you can get is the browser proxification only. All the apps, including the native IOS apps and installed from an app store will keep using your direct IP. In other words, only web traffic will be proxified. Probably jailbreak could fix it, but last time it’s harder and harder to get a good, not outdated jailbroken firmware.

How to:

Ios proxy setup

 

Go to:

  1. Settings
  2. Wi-FI
  3. Connect to your hotspot
  4. In the network settings, scroll down up to the “configure proxy”
  5. Chose “manual” and then insert your proxy credentials.
  6. To be sure all is set correctly, go to whoer.net and check your IP

That’s all, now your default browser (safari) is proxified.

 

2) Android.
Probably as all you know – android is an “open” operation system, which makes the process of installing apps with extra features easier. Anyway from the box, it still impossible to use an android phone as or for the proxy server. Firstly the root access must be granted. Its a big minus and a bit of pain – but its the only way to get a global proxified phone including all traffic and all the apps. It was made lots of different apps to proxify the android based devices, but the best one is a Proxy Droid, version 3.2.0. (most stable version). Simply the best software has been checked up by time and has tons of positive feedbacks.

How to:

Android proxy setup

Go to:

  1. Proxy Droid app
  2. Insert proxy credentials at the “Proxy settings” section.
  3. Activate authentification in case it’s needed
  4. In the “feature settings” enable “Global proxy” to activate the whole traffic proxification
  5. And finally activate the proxy.
  6. To be sure all is set correctly, go to whoer.net and check your IP

Gratz, it’s done. Now all the traffic comes from your phone will be proxied.

 

 

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