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Step-by-step proxy settings on Android. Connecting and disconnecting

Set up a proxy for your Android gadget if you need anonymity and maximum security when using the Internet. This is a really effective tool to go unnoticed, maintain data confidentiality and access sites inaccessible in your country. Detailed instructions on connecting and disconnecting proxies on Android can be found below.

If you also use gadgets from Apple, see the instructions on how to configure proxies on iOS.

Setting up a proxy on Android without root rights

To set a proxy server on Android without root, follow this step-by-step instruction:

  1. Go to general settings:

  2. Click on the Wi-Fi item:


  3. Hold for a few seconds the name of the active network, a settings menu will appear, where we select "Modify network":

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  4. The settings window opens, where there will be an empty text field for changing the password. You must press the back button on the navigation bar of the smartphone and then select "Advanced options".
  5. A submenu of proxy settings on Android will open without root rights, there you should select the “Manual” parameter:

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  6. In the window that appears, enter the proxy address for Android (field "host proxy name") and port (field "proxy server port):

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  7. At the end of the entry, click the "OK" button. Proxy configuration on Android without root rights is complete.

Keep in mind that this proxy configuration method will only work in a standard browser with a Wi-Fi connection. When using third-party browsers (Mozilla Firefox, Chrome, Explorer), it is necessary to make separate settings in the browser itself.

How to configure proxies on Android figured out. Now we will study the process of disabling the proxy server in smartphones based on the Android operating system.

How to deactivate proxies on Android

To deactivate the connected proxy server on Android, follow the instructions:

  1. Go to the main settings:


  2. Click on the Wi-Fi item:


  3. Hold the click on the wireless network, for which we configured the proxy server on Android, in the drop-down menu, click "Modify network":

    modify network.jpg

  4. Go to the advanced settings.
  5. In the “proxy server” field, change the “Manual” parameter to “No” and click the “OK” button.

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  6. Quit all the menus; proxy disabling on Android is configured.

As you can see, setting up, connecting, and disconnecting a proxy server on Android is a fairly simple procedure. In the future, you can activate or deactivate the intermediary server in just a few minutes, starting from the need to turn on anonymity mode when working on the Internet.

If you want to anonymously use the Internet on your computer as well, learn how to configure proxies in the Tor browser.