How to set up a proxy in the WhatsApp application

Setting up a proxy for WhatsApp is beneficial for circumventing regional restrictions in countries like China, North Korea, Iran, Turkmenistan, UAE, Cuba, and Syria. Since WhatsApp doesn’t offer built-in proxy settings, and public proxies with open ports are ineffective, different configuration methods are needed for each OS. On iOS, a private IP address can be set directly in the system settings for WhatsApp use. For Android, the Drony app is the solution, while on the desktop version of WhatsApp, the Proxifier program can be used to configure proxy settings.

Video tutorial for proxy configuration in WhatsApp

Setting up a proxy in WhatsApp on iOS

You can set up a private proxy for WhatsApp on iOS by following these steps:

  1. Open the main settings on your iOS device and navigate to the “WI-FI” submenu.


  2. Tap the “i” icon next to your connected network.


  3. Scroll down and select “Configure Proxy” at the bottom.


  4. Choose the “Manual” option to begin proxy server configuration.


  5. Input your proxy authorization details: IP address, port. Then, for private proxies, turn on the “Authentication” slider and enter your username and password. Finalize your setup by tapping “Save”.


Your proxy setup on iOS is now complete, applying the IP address system-wide. Verify its functionality using any browser-based IP location checker.

How to set a proxy in WhatsApp on Android

Since the system setting in the Android OS does not provide the ability to configure a private proxy server, let’s proceed to install a proxy in the Drony program to access WhatsApp.

  1. Download and open the Drony app on your Android device. Tap the “OFF” button located at the bottom.


  2. Navigate to the “Settings” section and select “Not Wi-Fi”.


  3. Input the necessary proxy server details: IP address, port, and for an authorized proxy, your username and password.


  4. In the next window, choose the appropriate proxy server connection protocol.


  5. Once you've entered the data and connected the IP address, the “LOG” section will display connection information for applications on your Android device. To ensure the proxy server works specifically with WhatsApp, close all active application windows except for WhatsApp.


With these steps, your proxy server will now be operational with the WhatsApp application on Android OS.

How to set up and use a proxy in Whatsapp Web

In order to continue working and log in to Whatsapp Web, you need to link your iOS or Android devices to the desktop version of the application. You can install a private proxy server for the desktop version on a PC using the Proxifier program. The IP address operation will be set to the entire system by default. Let's look at step-by-step proxy settings in the program.

  1. On your PC, install and open the Proxifier program. Go to the “Profile” section and select the “Proxy Servers” tab.


  2. Click “Add” to input a new proxy server.


  3. In the settings window, choose the connection protocol and fill in the proxy server details: IP, port, and for private proxies, username and password. Enable authentication by ticking the “Enable” checkbox. Test the proxy connection with the “Check” button; a successful connection will show in a new window. Finalize the setup by clicking “OK”.



  4. Next, create a rule by selecting “Profile” and navigating to “Proxification Rules”.


  5. In the rules window, modify the “Default” line by selecting your proxy server from the “Action” dropdown list. Confirm your settings with “OK”.


With these steps, your proxy configuration in Proxifier is complete, and the set IP address will apply to the entire Windows OS. Now, you can securely log into the desktop version of WhatsApp.

This article covers the most effective methods to configure a private proxy server for WhatsApp on Android, iOS, and Windows, ensuring secure application use across these platforms.