iOS allows you to configure a proxy server for your Wi-Fi network, meaning that your iOS devices will use that proxy server when you access your network. Setting up a proxy is usually used when you want to access your school and business networks. Besides, you can also use a proxy to hide your ID address or access webpages that are blocked in your region.
In this guide, we will walk you through the steps to configure and use a proxy server on your iPhone or iPad. Before we begin, make sure that you have details of the proxy server you want to set up on your device.
Steps to configure and use a proxy server on your iPhone or iPad
Step one: First off, you need to launch the Settings app from your home screen and go to Wi-Fi to proceed
Step two: Once you are done, all you need to do is to tap the name of the Wi-Fi network you are connected to
Step three: Next up, you need to scroll down to the bottom of the screen and you will notice that there is a section for HTTP Proxy and it is now turned off.
- You can choose “Auto” for automatic proxy detection and enter the address of the address of the proxy auto-configuration script into the URL field.
- If you want to manually specify a proxy server’s address and port, you simply need to select “Manual”
Step four: If you select “Manual”, you are now supposed to enter the address of the proxy server in the “Server” box and the port number in the “Port” box
Step five: If the proxy server requires a username or password, all you need to do is to enable the Authentication option and enter the necessary details. Make sure that you enter the details correctly
Step six: Once you are done, your iOS device will forward all the network requests to the configured proxy server. If you cannot access websites and other network addresses, this means that you enter the details incorrectly.
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