How to set up a proxy on Android without root

A proxy server allows you to remain anonymous on the web, change your IP address and location, work with a large number of social media accounts, and bypass any blocking. Setting up a proxy on Android without root seems like a daunting task, but we will prove that it is not. You can easily do this using the Wi-Fi settings or special applications.

What are Root rights?

Root rights on Android give access to advanced phone settings, and allow to delete or edit system data, including setting a proxy server on a mobile device. But there are also disadvantages: the phone may malfunction or an inept user with root access will accidentally delete important files. Therefore, we will show you how to set up a proxy server without root so as not to harm your device.

How to set up a proxy for Android through Wi-Fi settings

  1. Go to Wi-Fi settings and turn it on.


  2. Connect to your network.


  3. Go to network settings.


  4. Find the "Proxy" section (you may have it in the "Advanced settings" section).


  5. Select "Manual" mode.


  6. You will have fields for filling in proxy data. Enter the IP address and port.


  7. Save and exit settings.


  8. After installation, an authorization window will pop up in your browser. Enter the Username and Password from your proxy server in the appropriate fields. Save it.

You have set up a proxy on your mobile device! It will work for all browsers and apps on the phone. In the same way, you can disable the proxy:

  1. Go to the Wi-Fi network settings.
  2. In the proxy section, change the "Manual" mode to "None".


How to set up a proxy on Android using Proxydroid

Proxydroid is an alternative to Proxifier for Android mobile phones. But Proxydroid can only be used by users who already have root rights. First of all, download this app from Google Play, and get started.

  1. Open the application.
  2. Select "Host".


  3. Enter the IP address of your proxy server and click OK.


  4. Then select "Port" and enter the port of your proxy.


  5. Open the "Proxy Type" section and select the type of your proxy.



  6. Check the box below next to "Enable Authentication".


  7. In the fields below, enter the Username and Password of your proxy server.


  8. At the top next to the Proxy Switch, move the slider to the "ON" mode.


  9. Exit the application. Proxy is set!

For Android, we recommend that you use high-quality personal proxies, such as mobile 4G with rotation. Free proxy servers do not guarantee you complete protection, and sometimes they can even harm your device.