How to hide your IP address
Every device connected to the internet — from your smartphone to your printer — is given an IP address to communicate with websites and other devices. Your IP address can be used to track your activity and reveal your location, so hiding your digital identity is a great way to stay private and secure online.
Masking your IP address with a VPN is the safest and fastest way to protect your privacy online. NordVPN can instantly hide your IP address, secure your online activities, and even help protect you against malware.
Different ways to hide your IP address
The best way to hide your IP address
4 reasons to mask your IP address
You might be wondering why you need to hide your IP address in the first place. Here are the main reasons:
Hiding your location
If you want to hide your virtual location from websites and third parties, hiding your IP will do the trick.
Using a different IP address lets you avoid many censorship and surveillance measures.
A better online experience
Hiding your IP prevents your ISP from tracking your online activities and throttling your internet speed based on what you’re doing.
Shield your online activities, including the websites you visit, from your ISP and others to enjoy privacy on the internet.
NordVPN makes your online data
unreadable to others
Surf the internet in privacy and security, protected by state-of-the-art encryption.
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Why choose NordVPN to hide your IP address
The best way to hide your IP address and mask your internet activity is by using NordVPN to encrypt your connection. For maximum protection, use NordVPN on all of your devices, including your smartphone, laptop, tablet, PC, and even your home router.
With a single subscription, you can use NordVPN on 6 devices at the same time. You can get the NordVPN app for iOS, Android, Windows, macOS, iPad, Linux, and Android TV. We even have browser extensions for Chrome and Firefox, and, with a few extra steps, NordVPN can be used on Amazon Kindle, Fire Stick, and gaming consoles.
Hide your IP address in 3 easy steps
Once you’ve downloaded the NordVPN app, follow these 3 steps to hide your IP address:
Launch the NordVPN app on your device
Choose a subscription
Choose a monthly or annual subscription and sign in
Hit ‘Quick Connect’ to instantly hide your IP address
Frequently asked questions
Is my IP hidden?
Is hiding your IP address illegal?
Does a VPN change your IP?
The more servers a VPN service has, the more IPs you can choose from. In addition, you change your virtual location to the country you connect to.
What happens when you hide your IP address?
In practice, when you hide your IP address:
1) Your ISP can’t see what’s in your data, where it’s ultimately going, and where it’s coming back from — in short, it doesn’t know what you’re doing.
2) If someone intercepts your data, it looks like gibberish.
3) The site you’re visiting doesn’t know your real location and lets you safely access local content.
Can I hide my IP address for free?
NordVPN offers a 30-day money-back guarantee — you can cancel your subscription any time if you’re not satisfied with the service. Avoid free VPNs and proxies to hide your IP address, as they’re neither secure nor private.