When titans of the mobile tech industry chose to have Android as the operating system for their mobile devices, it comes as no surprise that it has become the most popular operating system for smartphones in the world with over 2.8 billion users scattered around the globe.
A big strength of Android’s operating system is it doesn’t encrypt internet traffic by default, so the data being transmitted from your device is viewable to any person who can capture it. This means that access to unencrypted traffic is available without hacking into your device or altering the way that you use it. So, it’s critical that you set up a proxy server to manage your mobile network’s inbound and outbound traffic for you, ensuring that all your data and information remain safe during transmission.
Android allows you to set up different proxy settings for individual wi-fi connections. This will work for all web browsers like google chrome but may not work for other apps since app developers decide whether to use android’s proxy settings or not. It’s pretty simple to set a proxy server up as detailed below.
This is a complete, step-by-step guide to proxies with your android device.
Here are the steps you need to follow:
- Go to your android phone’s wifi settings
- Enter the connected network’s proxy settings
- Choose an option you want to go with: automatically change proxy settings or manually enter them yourself
- Input the necessary information for either option
- Click “Save” if you’re done