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How to Set Up a Proxy on iPhone & iPad

In this guide, we’ll show you how to set up Oxylabs Datacenter or Residential Proxies for iOS users. Keep in mind that iOS allows proxy servers on Wi-Fi network connection only, so you won’t be able to use proxies on cellular data. 

How to Set Up a Proxy on iPhone & iPad

Configuring proxy settings on a Wi-Fi network 

The following screenshots were taken using iOS 16.1.

NOTE: iOS allows using an HTTP proxy only, so you won’t be able to set up a SOCKS5 proxy. To learn more about both types, head over here. 

1. Open iPhone Settings.


2. Select Wi-Fi.


3. Click the blue info icon next to the Wi-Fi network you’re currently connected to (a connection is indicated by a blue checkmark.)


4. Out of the three options, select the Manual configuration. 


5. Once you do, proxy server configuration settings will appear – here, you’ll need to enter your proxy server details and credentials.

NOTE: if you’re using a whitelisted IP, keep Authentication toggled off. Otherwise, turn Authentication on for the Username and Password fields to appear. There, enter your Oxylabs sub-user’s credentials – these are the same credentials you typed in while creating a new sub-user in the Oxylabs dashboard.

To configure Oxylabs proxies, specify the following proxy details.

Residential Proxies


Port: 7777 

Authentication: on

Username: Oxylabs proxy user’s username 

Password: Oxylabs proxy user’s password


Here’s how your settings should look like if you’re using a whitelisted Residential IP – the authentication setting is toggled off:


If needed, you can use country-specific entries. For example, if you enter in the Server field and 10000 under the Port field, you’ll get a US-based exit node. To see a full list of country-specific entry nodes or if you need a sticky session, please check our documentation.

Enterprise Dedicated Datacenter Proxies

Specify the following if you purchased Dedicated Datacenter Proxies via sales.

Server: a specific IP address (e.g.,

Port: 60000

Authentication: on


For Enterprise Dedicated Datacenter Proxies, you’ll have to choose an IP address from the acquired list. Visit our documentation for more details.

If you’re using a whitelisted Dedicated Datacenter Proxy, change the port to 65432 and turn the authentication off; the server field remains the same.

Self-Service Dedicated Datacenter Proxies

Specify the following if you purchased Dedicated Datacenter Proxies via the dashboard.


Port: 8001

Authentication: on

For Self-Service Dedicated Datacenter Proxies, the port indicates the sequential number of an IP address from the acquired list. Check our documentation for more details.

Shared Datacenter Proxies


Port: 10000

Authentication: on

You can also use a country-specific entry. For example, if you enter under Server and 44000 under Port, you’ll acquire a Dutch exit node. For a complete list of country-specific entry nodes, please refer to our documentation.


6. On the upper-right corner, click Save


7. Now, your proxy settings are up! To see if your connection was successful, head over to the IPleak website and see if your IP address was replaced with that of a proxy. If you don’t know your own IP address, check it before connecting to a proxy; then, compare the two.

How to turn off a proxy server on iPhone or iPad

Once you’ve configured the proxy server on your iOS device, it will try to route all your connection requests through a proxy. However, keep in mind that some applications have automatic proxy detection and don’t allow the connection – in that scenario, you’ll need to disable it. 

To turn off the proxy server connection, repeat the first four steps: 

Open Settings > click Wi-Fi > tap on the network you’re currently connected to > scroll down and select Configure Proxy > tap Off


Now, you’re disconnected from the proxy. The proxy settings will remain there, so you’ll be able to connect quickly next time.


The process of setting up proxies on iOS devices is relatively simple; however, if you need any assistance or have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at

Please be aware that this is a third-party tool not owned or controlled by Oxylabs. Each third-party provider is responsible for its own software and services. Consequently, Oxylabs will have no liability or responsibility to you regarding those services. Please carefully review the third party's policies and practices and/or conduct due diligence before accessing or using third-party services.

Frequently asked questions

What is the purpose of a proxy?

The technical purpose of a proxy is to mask the user's authentic IP address. By acting as a gateway between your device and the internet, it comes with great benefits. For example, using a proxy server, you can hide your IP address and change location online. As a result, it helps to access content that’s restricted by your school or the workplace. By preventing malware from making requests to your device directly, it enhances your security. 

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