Using a Mobile Proxy On Your Android and the Benefits
The number of mobile internet users is growing exponentially with each passing year.
14:57 17 May 2022
Currently, mobile internet traffic accounts for 55% of internet users. While we all understand the importance of protecting our browsing when using computers, the same cannot be said for mobile users. Many mobile users still believe that their device alone will offer enough protection. However, as cyber threats grow and start targeting mobile devices, it’s more important than ever for mobile internet users to protect their devices.
One protection method that’s proven very useful on computers is using a proxy to hide your IP address, encrypt your data, and more. Now mobile proxies are available that offer the same level of protection on your mobile device. We’ll be looking at an Android proxy and the benefits of using one. Proxy setup on your mobile device works a little different from setting up a VPN, but they can be just as effective and offer other benefits as well.
In this article on mobile proxies, we’ll be covering the following topics:
- What is a mobile proxy?
- How to use a proxy on Android?
- Benefits of a proxy on your mobile
What Is a Mobile Proxy?
A mobile proxy is a mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet that connects to the internet via mobile data and a relevant proxy (Android proxy or iOS proxy) that masks your IP address. Mobile proxies will hide your IP address behind a different one from their pool. All of the IPs in your proxy providers’ pool are linked to real devices. This means that even while using a proxy that hides your real IP address, you’ll still look like a real user of websites, apps, and platforms. This means you won’t get banned for being suspected as a bot or other malicious user.
How to Use a Proxy On Android?
Setting up an Android proxy on your mobile device will provide online anonymity and additional security. The proxy will hide your location by masking your IP address, and it will encrypt your data, making it unreadable to others. Setting up your Android proxy is different from setting up a VPN on your mobile device, but it’s not overly complicated.
You’ll need to access the Wi-Fi settings on your device and look for the advanced settings. You should see a proxy section in your advanced Wi-Fi settings, depending on your device. Once you’ve set up your proxy, you’ll be protected by it whenever you access the internet from this device.
If it seems like too much work to set up a proxy, remember that there are many benefits to using a proxy on your mobile device - more than just added privacy and security.
Benefits of a Proxy On Your Mobile
We already know that a proxy gives users added privacy and security protection, but there are also many other benefits that you can experience when using an Android proxy.
Many vendors show different prices for different locations and even devices. This means that when you look at products on your PC, the price may vary when you look at them from your mobile device. Using a mobile proxy can ensure that you get the best price on offer.
Access To Information
If you use a proxy, you can get past geo-restrictions by selecting an IP address from the available pool in the country you want to access information. This means you can access websites, platforms, and content that may otherwise be blocked due to your location.
Cookies are one of the ways that users are tracked across the internet. Your cookies, along with other system details, all form part of your digital fingerprint that can be tracked. While you can protect yourself by deleting cookies frequently, few people delete cookies after each browsing session. A proxy makes this even easier as the cookies are stored on the providers’ servers and are linked to your connection, but not on your device. This means cookies cannot be tracked back to you.
Although not always the case, some proxies can help increase your connection speed. The reason for this increase in speed is that the proxy stores the cache on their servers. Too much cache can start slowing down your connection speed, but with a proxy that stores the cache elsewhere, you don’t experience this issue.
Mobile proxies are the ideal security and privacy solution for your mobile devices. A mobile proxy will not only hide your IP address, but you can also use it to gain access to geo-restricted content, and you can bypass cookies and improve your connection speed. If you haven’t considered your mobile security before, perhaps it’s time to look into a mobile proxy.