There’s no guarantee of protection with a proxy server, especially if you’re using one of several freely available proxies online; they are risky.
You should always use private and shared proxies.
In this article, you’ll learn how to use a proxy server on the most famous web browsers, such as Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge, Android, and many more.
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Here’s how to use and set up your Windows PC, Chrome, Mac, or Linux browser to utilize the proxy server.
Let’s dig into the process:
Here you can get the information relevant to automatic and manual proxy settings.
Follow the below instructions to run the proxy server on windows 8 or 10:
Let’s have a look below.
Below is the procedure for setting up a proxy server on a MAC running macOS. All macOS versions use the same commands.
Follow the below instructions from within chrome to configure your proxy server:
Therefore, for configuring your proxy server in google chrome, you have to follow the steps mentioned above for setting up proxy server in chrome browser and then complete the remaining steps (mentioned above for Windows and macOS) in your machine’s operating system. Sounds good?
Safari browser is the default web browser of macOS. Let’s have a look that how to change your proxy settings within the Safari browser:
Edge is Windows 10’s integrated browser; it uses windows built-in proxy configurations, just like Google Chrome.
Therefore, the configuration is quite similar to chrome browser settings. Here is how to set up a proxy server in Microsoft Edge:
You can also read detailed graphical instruction on How to configure proxy in Firefox
NOTE: When using a proxy server in Android OS, your Android web browser will only use the proxy. Other web-based applications may ignore the proxy based on their internal app-specific settings.
That is why you should use a VPN for Android over a proxy server for Android.
Follow the below directions for configuring the proxy server in Android:
Let’s dig into the iPhone Proxy server settings (applicable to all devices using iOS):
You should read our Proxy Server Ultimate Guide: What You Need to Know About It
You must be completely aware of what type of proxy you will set up. We recommend you always opt for dedicated shared or private proxies, but not public or free proxies. Reliable proxies will give you better speed and security on the internet.
Free proxies are not considered safe because they may steal your identity and all private information, including your credit card and other sensitive information. Whereas premium dedicated proxies add protection against threats and malware at a better browsing speed.