How to: Setup your iOS device (iPhone, iPad, etc) to use a proxy server for its internet connection
If you are working inside a corporate network you might need to use a proxy server in order to successfully connect to the internet. Proxy servers have several advantages, as the resolution of the web address takes place at the server and this allows for better URL filtering. Regardless, if you are in a scenario where you need to use your iOS device on a network that requires or recommends the use of a proxy server you just need to follow this simple instructions. Keep in mind that proxy configurations are stored per network settings (WiFi SSID), which means that your proxy configuration will be kept only for networks which have the same SSID. In the likely scenario that said SSID is unique your settings will not affect the other networks you connect to (Home, Internet Cafes, etc).
- To start, launch the Settings app. There select the second option which is “Wi-Fi”
- Once you are connected to the network, click the small circle with an arrow on the far right to get access to the network configuration
- Next, all the way to the bottom you will find a section named “HTTP Proxy“. There, select either manual or Auto depending on your network configuration. Capture the server, port and authentication settings for manual or indicate the location of your WPAD file (generally http://wpad.domainname.something/wpad.dat)
- You’re done!