Safeguard your smartphone: top anonymous browsers

mobile users

We’ve selected free Android and iOS apps to help you bypass blockades and surf the web anonymously. For example, you can choose GoLogin Antidetect Browser.

Android: 4 apps for anonymous surfing

Hotspot Shield Free VPN: use the free Hotspot Shield app to surf the web anonymously and safely. Your connection will be routed through American servers; thus, you can access services unavailable in Russia, such as Hulu. You can also use it to unblock videos on YouTube.

Orbot: if you want to browse the web anonymously on your smartphone, use Tor software – Orbot app. However, you will need Root permissions to access all the app features.

SurfEasy VPN: This app is free but limited in terms of traffic. For the first 500 Mbytes, you can surf at unlimited speed, but after you run out of 500 Mbytes, you will have to pay $1.99 per month to use this service. But you’ll get a particularly fast and guaranteed anonymous connection.

Pretty Easy Privacy (“pretty easy privacy”) protects all connections, such as chats and emails. In addition, the app will let you know how secure a particular service is. You can buy Pretty Easy Privacy on Google Play, with an iOS version due soon.

Apps for anonymous surfing on iPhone

HotspotShield VPN: for iOS, you can use the Hotspot Shield app too. The app will be free for the first seven days.

Onion Browser: The Tor network is also available for iOS devices. With Onion Browser, you can access the Internet anonymously and free from your smartphone. Your connection is made through several servers worldwide, making it almost impossible to track your surfing.

GetCocoon: with this app, you can always surf the Internet for free through an anonymous proxy server. To get started with GetCocoon, you only need to sign up via email.

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Anonymous surfing

How browsers Fight to track

As you can see, only two reliable methods exist to identify the user: Cookie and Evercookie. To protect yourself from them, you must go to all sites in incognito mode, available in almost any modern browser. But then you will face another problem: cookies are used for many other tasks besides tracking. For example, storing an authorization token entitles you to not enter your login and password every moment you log in to the site. You can’t save on traffic and page loading speed with incognito.

Browsers with anti-tracking protection work differently: they use blacklists of tracking scripts (like these) and simply block their execution.

Most browsers for anonymous surfing (Firefox Focus, Yo Browser, InBrowser, Ghostery, Cliqz, and some regular browsers) also have an option to automatically clear private data on exit. For a smartphone, this cleansing is enough to deal with Evercookie.

With the browser fingerprint, things are more complicated because most of the information the browser transmits is not from the desire to tell more about yourself but to correctly display the web page. As a security option, the browser can send information about itself, similar to many other browsers.

The Internet is an excellent resource that supplies users entry to a wealth of information, knowledge, entertainment, and opportunities. However, not all users can freely use the Internet, as some countries or regions have various forms of Internet censorship that restrict or block access to certain sites, content, or services. In addition, in some cases, the Internet may be shut down or slowed down due to technical problems, political decisions, or economic sanctions. In such situations, users may find themselves isolated from the Internet community and unable to receive and disseminate information.