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How to Set up a Proxy on iPhone Step-By-Step

Say goodbye to blocked websites and hello to internet freedom with our guide on how to set up a proxy on your iPhone. Access content without restrictions with iOS proxies.

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Want to change your iPhone's IP address with the best proxies and protect your personal data? Then, don't fall for free proxies that steal your data! Start using our highly anonymous proxy network and get a new anonymous IP address with every connection request. You can be 100% sure we'll protect your online identity and won't disclose your location.

What else? Select proxies in any location to access content and websites in any country, city, or state without restrictions.

How to configure iPhone proxy settings

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Proxy settings for iPhone
  1. Open your iPhone settings;
  2. Select Wi-Fi;
  3. Choose your Wi-Fi network to Configure Proxy;
  4. Scroll down to the HTTP Proxy section and choose Configure Proxy;
  5. Tap on Manual configuration;
  6. Provide proxy details – server and port;
  7. Check if the HTTP proxy works here.

Note: You can also automatically configure your iPhone proxy. Choose the Automatic configuration option – you'll see a spot to enter the web address (URL) of the proxy auto-config script. Type in the address and hit Save. Your device will now use the script to activate the proxy server. Put the website address for the proxy configuration in the URL field.


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If you're setting up a residential proxy for iPhone and iPad

In case you've chosen Smartproxy as your residential proxy service provider, follow this example to edit your proxy details. 

Example: Server –, port – 10101. This will let you connect through our US proxy servers. You can also try with the 7000 port to reach the whole 55+ IP pool.

Turn on authentication if your network IP isn't whitelisted in the dashboard, and add your username and password.

datacenter proxy configuration for iPhone

Datacenter proxy configuration for iPhone and iPad

If you're using a datacenter proxy server, try the endpoint to reach a massive list of 100K datacenter IPs. Need a US proxy server address? Then endpoint should be your choice. Besides, the authentication is a breeze – just turn it on, enter your username and password, and you're good to go!

Using private proxy servers? No problem –the steps remain the same. And for the dedicated datacenter proxy server and its port, find them on our dashboard on the left menu (Dedicated Datacenter > Proxy setup). Note that this setup works only for HTTP(S) proxies.

How to turn off a proxy server on iPhone

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Done with you proxying or reaching the target with an automatic proxy detection? To stop using a proxy server, just go to the proxy settings (Go to Settings > select Wi-Fi > choose your current network > scroll down and press on Configure Proxy) and tap Off.

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Frequently asked questions

How to change your IP address on iPhone?

To change your IP address on an iPhone, you can do so by disconnecting and reconnecting to your Wi-Fi network. Go to the Settings app, select Wi-Fi, and tap on your connected network. Then, choose Forget This Network and reconnect by entering the password. Alternatively, you can turn Airplane Mode on and off or use a virtual private network (VPN) app to mask your IP address. For enhanced security, you can mask your connection with residential proxies.

How to turn off proxy on iPhone?

To turn off a proxy on an iPhone, go to the Settings app and select Wi-Fi. Tap on the connected Wi-Fi network, and in the next screen, set the HTTP Proxy option to Off. This will disable the proxy settings for the selected network.

Where are the Network settings on iPhone?

To access Network settings on an iPhone, open the Settings app and scroll down to find the Wi-Fi or Cellular option depending on the network you want to configure. For Wi-Fi settings, tap on the Wi-Fi option, and you'll see a list of available networks. Tap the network you’re connected to, and you can adjust various settings, including the network's IP address configuration. If you're looking for Cellular settings, simply select Cellular in the main Settings menu to manage your cellular data and related configurations.

What is an iPhone proxy server?

A proxy server is like a middleman between your iOS device and the internet. It lets you bypass pesky location blocks, hide your IP address, and strengthen your online security. And if you ever wondered if you can use a proxy server on your iPhone, then yes!

What is the best proxy server for iPhone?

Not all proxy services are equal. Don't settle for just any Joe Schmoe. Make sure you pick a reputable provider with a solid reputation for keeping your info safe and private. And no, you don't need extensive research for proxy servers – Proxyway has been doing it for you for years. Besides, they awarded Smartproxy the best value provider twice in a row!

How do I get SOCKS5 on my iPhone?

Unfortunately, iOS doesn’t natively support setting up a SOCKS5 proxy through the settings. To use a SOCKS5 proxy on an iPhone, you will need to use a third-party app or browser extension that supports it, or use a VPN service that offers the SOCKS5 protocol.

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