The IP address is something like the license plate of your connection, an identifier which can always be the same or change each time the router is restarted and which, unlike the MAC address, is associated with the connection and not with the device. If for some reason you want hide your IP address on an Android mobile, there are several easy ways to do this.
When you browse the Internet, one of the data received by the websites and applications that you visit is your IP address. If you’d rather not, there are several easy ways to change public IP address so that it is not yours.
The IP address is associated with the Internet connection provided by your Internet service provider and from it various personal data such as your ISP, your country, your city and even a approximate location
Hide your IP with TunnelBear or other VPNs
One of the easiest ways to change the IP address is to use a VPN connection. Generally speaking, a VPN redirects all Internet traffic through its network. When you open a page like Google, instead of connecting your PC to Google’s servers, it connects to VPN, which in turn connects to Google. Therefore, when you surf the net the IP address that reaches web pages and applications is that of the VPN and not yours.
There are many VPN apps available for mobile and they are generally divided into two groups: paid and full or free and limited. In the latter group is Tunnelbear, a simple and user-friendly VPN that lets you choose between servers in various countries
TunnelBear requires a simple registration and then you will have 500MB of free monthly data, more than enough to hide your IP address a bit. Unlimited plans start at $ 3.33 per month with annual payment.
After installing the application and logging in, all you have to do is choose a country and turn on the switch. If you don’t care about the country until it’s your IP address, you can leave it in mode Automatic.
It usually connects quickly and the speed is more than enough to navigate normally. Remember to verify your IP address before and after make sure that has changed
If for some reason TunnelBear doesn’t convince you, you can always use any other VPN connection of your choice, thus hiding your real IP address from websites and apps on Android mobile. Here are some options that may interest you (some are chargeable):
Another option: connect to a public Wi-Fi network
Public Wi-Fi connections pose a security concern, especially when they do not have any type of password or encryption, but are not in doubt. the easiest way to hide your IP address: Instead of surfing the net with the public IP of mobile data or the Wi-Fi of the house or work, you do it with the IP of this public place.
No special process is needed except connect to a Wi-Fi network whose IP address you don’t mind being revealed and use the mobile normally. Make sure, yes, that the connection is stable and that the mobile does not switch to data mode at any time.