How to use Psiphon to browse the Internet freely

If you’ve ever had trouble connecting to various websites or accessing specific services on the Internet, this means that your country, corporation or campus might have imposed restrictions on which content can be accessed from your location. Luckily, there is a way to bypass that, giving your access to any website and online content by using specialized applications often referred to as VPN programs, such as the famous Psiphon.

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Before your continue reading, you should know that this utility can be installed on both Windows computers and Android devices.


Install Psiphon on Windows computers

First of all, in order to install and use Psiphon, you will have to download it. You can do that from the developer’s website, which can be accessed from here, or you can download it from our website by clicking on the link below.


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After the download process is complete, simply launch the application, and it will automatically connect to a country near you that doesn’t have any type of restrictions, using VPN, SSH and HTTP proxy technologies.


You might have noticed that Psiphone only contains an executable file and no installation package. This means that the application is portable, and you can use it from wherever you want. Simply copy it to a USB flash drive and take it with you.

Country selection

Additionally, if you want to connect to any of the provided countries for a specific reason, or you simply want your IP address to look like you live in the chosen country, then you can easily select it from the available list by clicking on the “up arrow” icon, as seen in the image below.



Other than that, not much more can be said about Psiphon’s configuration, since it is simple and straightforward. There are several settings that you can modify, such as telling the program which country to automatically connect to at launch, minimizing it to the system tray after opening it, preventing the use of proxies for the websites from your own country, as they are most certainly not blocked, or choosing specific ports that are used by local applications. All these can be changed by clicking on the “Settings” option from the menu.


Now that you have the connection established, you are free to access any desired content on the web without any censorship or restrictions.

Install Psiphon on Android device

I have previously mentioned that Psiphon can be installed not only on your Windows computer, but also on any Android mobile device that you might own. This means that you will be able to freely access online content not just from your PC, but also from your mobile phone or tablet, circumventing any censorships and restrictions that your location might have set up.

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