[HOW TO] Setup a Proxy Server with 3G or 4G Data Connection on Android

You can always use a proxy server to surf the internet anonymously without any restrictions on your Android phone . There are four ways by which you can setup a proxy server on your android phone .

  • Method 1: The first method is by manually adding the proxy server addresses and ports in the Access Point Name ( APN ) of the 3G or 4G data settings .
  • Method 2:  If you’re using a WiFi connection to browse the internet then you can manually add a proxy server address to the WiFi access point on your android phone .
  • Method 3:  The third method will be setting up a proxy server within a web browser .
  • Method 4:  Last but not the least the fourth method of setting up a proxy server on an Android phone will be by using android apps to setup a proxy server .

Lets find more about how we can setup a proxy server on an Android phone for surfing the internet on a 3G or 4G data connection . Before we start with the process of setting up a proxy server on your android phone , you need to find out a reliable proxy server first . You can do a quick Google search and find a lot of free and public proxy servers . If you don’t want to wait then check out this free and public database of proxy server list by hidemyass.com .

Note: the proxy servers listed in the above site are all third party open proxies available for public use . We cannot vouch for your security . Therefore we recommend using a proxy server with good reputation from your known sources .

Steps to setup a Proxy Server with a 3G / 4G data connection

  • Step 1: Go to the settings on your android phone .
  • Step 2:  Under wireless and networks tap on more settings .
    • Step 3:  Under the network menu tap on Mobile networks .

    setup proxy server on 3g Setup a Proxy Server with 3G or 4G Data Connection on Android

    • Step 4:  Under mobile networks tap on Access Point Names (APN) .
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      • Step 5:  Under APN , tap the access point used to connect to the internet and add the proxy server and port addresses .

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      • Step 6:  Enter the respective proxy server and port details as below and click ok to save the settings .

      setup proxy server on 3g 4 Setup a Proxy Server with 3G or 4G Data Connection on Android

      Now your android phone is set to use the proxy server to surf the internet anonymously and without restrictions  .

      Thanks to my friend Rohan for the Screenshots.


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