Software to Unblock Sites on iPhone and iPad
With software to unblock sites on iPhone and iPad, you can get access to websites like Hulu, Netflix, FOX and HBO etc while living outside the US. Moreover, you would also be able to easily overcome any sort of internet censorship while living in any part of the world by using such software.
VPN is one such software which can help you unblock sites on iPhone and iPad. You would just need to choose a VPN service provider and subscribe to their services. The VPN service provider would then simply mask your IP address and assign you an IP address of a country of your choice. In this way, whenever you would connect to the internet through your iPhone or iPad, you won’t be using your original IP address but would be surfing the internet through the VPN assigned IP address.
So, what will be the benefits of using a VPN-assigned IP address instead of your original one? Firstly, you would be able to access the websites that you weren’t able to access when using your original IP address. Websites are blocked by administrations by not allowing access from the regional IP addresses to the blocked website. However, the administrative machinery can’t do much when a foreign IP address accesses the same website.
So, for instance, if you live in Saudi Arabia and want to use Skype. Through your Saudi Arabian IP address, you won’t be able to use Skype. However, when accessing Skype through the foreign IP address assigned by the VPN service provider (mostly US IP address), you won’t face any difficulties as the US IP addresses can access Skype with ease. Similarly, you would not only be able to use VoIP in the Middle Eastern countries, you would also be able to get access to Hulu, Netflix and other American websites which are only open for US IP address holders!
Secondly, you would be able to have privacy and would be safe from hackers and the government. Since the VPN masks your original IP address and heavily encrypts the data you send and receive while accessing the internet through your iPad and iPhone, you can safely access all your important documents and do online shopping too!
There is just one thing that you would need to keep in mind while choosing VPNs to unblock websites on iPad and iPhone. The VPNs use PPTP and L2TP protocols when helping you unblock websites through your iPhone and iPad. The problem with these two protocols is that these protocols have been somewhat blocked in China.
So, if you reside in China and want to bypass internet censorship there on your iPad and iPhone then normal VPNs might work. You would have to use ‘jailbreak’ for your iPhone and iPad to make OpenVPN work in areas where the protocols have been blocked. Your other choice would be to use proxies which work similar to the VPNs. Some VPN services do offer custom PPTP and L2TP VPNs for users in China, but their functionality is not guaranteed.
All in all, apart from a few places in China and The Middle East, VPN is the best software to unblock websites on iPhone and iPad!
Top Software Providers for Software to Unblock Sites On iPhone and iPad
I’ve use a variety of tools to unblock sites because I travel a lot. Just talking about VPNs, there are many good services, plenty of cheap services, but not many that combine an affordable, quality product. Here are some highlights from three that I though any user looking to unblock sites or surf anonymously anywhere in the world.
Hide My Ass
HMA clearly offers the most of any service. With 23 thousand IP addresses spread across 38 countries, including US and UK servers, they give you five or six times more than your average VPN service for half the price. Other VPN sites charge $20 or more for less than ten country location, and some don’t even let you switch servers for free. HMA also provides you with PPTP and L2TP (for iOS/Android) and OpenVPN in one package. 90% of VPN users will be able to get what they need here, plus there are a number of free services including a free web based proxy and open proxy list.
12VPN can’t compare to HMA for variety of locations, but they do pretty good with their World VPN package. If you’re on a budget, you can opt for the US IP address package which cuts the price of other VPN services in half, and you pay less than $7 per month. The advantage with 12VPN is that they support more devices than other VPN services (including HMA), and they’ve got a super fast response time from their support team. There are also more ways to customize your VPN, including encryption upgrades, and ways to set the VPN to only encrypt you browser, or only encrypt certain programs. Also, users in China, Iran, and other countries where lots of VPN sites are blocked will be happy to know there’s an alternate domain to get you past censorship firewalls.
They’ve got a wide variety of VPN packages available that you can customize based on location. Though a standard package will cost you more than HMA or 12VPN, there’s a lite package that goes for just $55 per year, $4.5 per month, which is the cheapest option available from any site that I know of. Another great thing about using StrongVPN to unblock sites is that they’ve got live support to answer any questions you have, 24/7/365.
Web Based Proxies
As for proxies, I ONLY recommend SecuriTales. They’re faster and more reliable than any other service that I’ve tried, and with the 25% discount that comes after their free trial, $4.5 per month is a steal for US/UK/European proxy servers. Yes, there’s a FREE Trial, and a DISCOUNT, so if no installation and anonymous access from any computer/phone sounds like what you’re looking for, SecuriTales web proxy is the way to go.
*Proxies cannot unblock Hulu, Netflix, and some other IP-specific streaming sites (VPNs can).