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How to hide your IP address

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Every device connected to the internet 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 will instantly hide your IP address, secure all of your online activity, and even help protect you against malware – just by switching it on.

Different ways to hide your IP address

Using a VPN to hide your IP address

Hide your IP address with with a VPN

A VPN hides your IP address and encrypts your online activity for maximum privacy and security. It does this by connecting you to an encrypted, private VPN server, instead of the ones owned by your ISP. This means your activity can’t be tracked, stored, or mishandled by third-parties.

To enjoy online privacy and security, just pick a trustworthy VPN service, download the app, and connect to a server of your choice.

TOR as an option to hide your IP address

Hide your IP address with Tor

If you want to hide your IP address and browse anonymously, use the Tor Browser. But keep in mind that your data won’t be protected, and you may experience sluggish speeds. You’ll also need to know the exact URL of the website you want to visit, as search engines like Google don’t exist on the Tor network. Be precautious when using the Tor network as it has no shortage of scams, phishing scams, and malware, designed to trick new users. We recommend always using a VPN and verifying publicly posted Tor URLs from multiple sources.

Keep in mind that anything you do outside of the Tor browser will still stay out in the open. To anonymize the activities on your regular browser, use a VPN.

Using a proxy server to conceal your IP address

Hide your IP address with a proxy server

A proxy server hides your IP address by using the IP address of the proxy server instead. A proxy server can hide your location, and most will encrypt your data making you more private and secure. It can also block access to certain websites based on their IP addresses, which is great for making the internet more child-friendly at home.

A proxy will need to be configured on your web browser, and may slow down your internet speed. Proxy servers offer no guaranteed protection, and they can be insecure.

Using public WI-Fi to avoid revealing your own IP address

Use public Wi-Fi to hide your IP address

Public Wi-Fi is free and accessible around the world. When you connect to public Wi-Fi, you’re assigned a different IP address from your real one. Bear in mind however, that public Wi-Fi is unsafe and unreliable.

To use public Wi-Fi, simply turn on the Wi-Fi from your device settings and select the public network you want to connect to.

The best way to hide your IP address

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    Instantly hide your IP address when you use a VPN

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    Encrypt your data and traffic for more privacy and security

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    Access foreign content from anywhere in the world

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    Experience faster download speeds

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    Reliable VPNs charge a subscription fee

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    Some websites block access to VPN users

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    Hides your IP address by default

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    Browse with relative anonymity

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    Access content from anywhere in the world

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    Your data is neither encrypted nor private

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    Operators are able to monitor users

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    The Tor Onion network is notoriously slow

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    Some websites block access to Tor users

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    Hides your IP address

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    Helps filter explicit content

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    Vulnerable to security exploits

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    Your internet speed may suffer

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    Proxy servers are known to be poor quality

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    Most proxy servers have a log history

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    Millions of free hotspots around the world

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    Your data is not encrypted

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    Unstable connection

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    Leaves your device vulnerable to data hijackers

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 location from websites and third parties, hiding your IP will do the trick.

Online freedom

Avoid censorship and surveillance. Using a different IP in a heavily censored country will help you enjoy complete internet freedom.

A better online experience

Stay truly private online and avoid bandwidth throttling. If you hide your IP, your ISP can’t track your online activity and throttle your internet speed.

Online privacy

Your online activity, including the websites you visit, should remain private from your ISP, network administrator, and other third parties.

Why choose NordVPN to hide your IP address

The best way 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.

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.

With a single subscription, you can use NordVPN on 6 devices at the same time. Use the world’s #1 VPN, trusted by over 14 million people worldwide.

Hide your IP address in 3 easy steps

Once you’ve downloaded the NordVPN app, follow these 3 steps to hide your IP address:

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Open NordVPN

Launch the NordVPN app on your device

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Choose a subscription

Choose a monthly or annual subscription and sign in

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Connect!

Hit ‘Quick Connect’ to instantly hide your IP address

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