How to set up and disable the proxy in iOS?

If you need to use a proxy server on a device running the iOS operating system, you can set it up through the device's system settings. Within these settings, you have the option to connect to private proxies that require authorization, allowing you to route all of your device's internet traffic through a server located in your selected location.

Video tutorial for proxy configuration in iOS

Why use a proxy on iOS devices

Setting up a proxy on your device changes the IP address, effectively hiding your real IP and providing several key benefits:

  • It allows you to visit resources that are blocked in your region due to censorship;
  • You can use services that are not available in your actual location;
  • It enables access to sites that are restricted on corporate networks at your workplace;
  • It offers an additional layer of security when connecting to public networks, such as Wi-Fi in cafes.

The following guide will cover how to set up a proxy, specifically for iPad and iPhone users.

Configuring a proxy on iOS

  1. Open the device’s settings menu and tap on the “Wi-Fi” tab.


  2. Tap on the name of the active Wi-Fi network to access its settings.


  3. Scroll down to find the “HTTP Proxy” section at the bottom of the page.


  4. Tap on “Configure Proxy” and then select “Manual” to enter the proxy server settings manually.


  5. Fill in the fields with the IP address and port number of the proxy. If using a private proxy that requires authentication, toggle the “Authentication” switch to the ON position and enter your username and password.


  6. Confirm the settings by tapping the “Save” button at the top right of the screen.


By following these instructions, all your device’s internet traffic will be routed through the proxy server, effectively masking your real IP address and enhancing your privacy when using both browsers and other apps.

Disabling a proxy on iOS

To disable the proxy on an iPhone or iPad, follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to the network settings menu by repeating steps 1-3 from the previous instructions.
  2. In the “Configure Proxy” menu, select “Off”.


After turning off the proxy in iOS, your device will revert to displaying your real IP address when connected to the network. Keep in mind that if you decide to enable the proxy again in the future, the details of the previously used proxy server will be retained in the system settings.