Android 9 Proxy Settings


Samsung Galaxy S9+ after update to Android 9 Pie Wi-Fi ...

Samsung Galaxy S9+ after update to Android 9 Pie Wi-Fi …

Forum Android OS Discussion & Help Android Pie I set up a manual proxy in the advanced menu the save it and when i go out from setting and come back Wi-Fi proxy setting is reset to is very annoying. Does anyone have similar issue? 02-12-2019 11:13 AM The proxy you set in WiFi is for a different kind of proxy than the one you use to stay safe when using public WiFi. For that, you just install the VPN’s app and run it when you need the protection, then run WiFi normally. (And leave it set to a normal DHCP setting. ) 02-12-2019 01:12 PM Thanks for the Reply Rukbat. I still don’t understand why that option is there when it doesn’t work… what is it good for? I use proxy to access websites normally not accessible from my location for testing purposes (some test websites are only reachable via proxy) and proxy was quick solution for me. I know I can get the VPN… But it gets me that they have feature that is broken… I would have never updated to Pie if I’d known some features are broken 02-12-2019 01:51 PM Originally Posted by Martin Skrbel Thanks for the Reply Rukbat. what is it good for? SOCKS4 and SOCKS5 proxies.
I use proxy to access websites normally not accessible from my location for testing purposes (some test websites are only reachable via proxy) and proxy was quick solution for me. I would have never updated to Pie if I’d known some features are broken
It’s not broken. it was fixed. It’s a SOCKS proxy that used to allow you to use it for HTTP proxies which it’s not supposed to do. SOCKS runs at level 5, and it should be confined to level 5 – allowing it to run on HTTP breaks security. It’s like locking the door, then hanging the key on a nail on the outside of the house. The door is still locked, but anyone can still get in. 02-13-2019 01:30 PM Ah ok, I get you. But does that mean they removed the proxy setting like we had on previous versions of Android? Or am I missing something? I can still set proxy server on my older android ‘s pity I have to use older phone to be able to do this. 02-13-2019 01:33 PM @Martin, I’ve been having the same problem. I was able to use a proxy just fine before the update, but now I enter the settings for a manual proxy, hit “save”, and the proxy settings window closes (as if it were successful) without saving my settings. I’m still able to use a proxy on my Pixel 2, which has also been updated. I usually use my S9 everyday for testing, so it’s very frustrating that I can’t anymore.
Even if I do manage to get the proxy settings to save and get it working (it happens sometimes! ), I then can’t turn it off, because switching from “Manual” to “None” also does not save. 02-20-2019 09:05 AM Have you tried:Open your device’s Settings app Network & internet a network, then tap Settings the top, tap Edit to “Advanced options, ” tap the Down arrow “Proxy, ” tap the Down arrow. Pick the configuration needed, enter the proxy Save.
I don’t know if it will do what you want (if you can get to it), but, as @aschnake said, it works in the Pixel 2. (But… not all apps will use the proxy – they’ll all have to use a VPN, if you have one running. ) 02-20-2019 04:52 PM Originally Posted by Rukbat Hi Rukbat,
I know to set up the Wifi proxy. As I said in my first port the problem is that it doesn’t work. In fact the setting doesn’t save. Try it yourself. Set up the proxy then hit save, go out of the setting and go back and the proxy setting will again none… At least on my Samsung Galaxy S9+. So annoying! I would have never updated if I knew this is broken. 02-27-2019 04:21 AM Hi Martin,
We also facing this issue at my work. We primarily use Samsung S9+ (which were updated the other day) for testing and have them hooked up to Fiddler and Charles. This issue is really annoying and I’d love to know a way to make it work again!!! 02-27-2019 06:36 PM It seems to be fixed by the last update. It’s working fine for me now. Hopefully that’s the last we’ve heard of this issue 03-29-2019 02:58 PM Faced with the same issue after July Samsung Android 9 update on my Galaxy S8. Found a workaround. If your device doesn’t want to save proxy settings, try to do the following:
– Press forgot the current wifi network button
– Select your wifi again, insert your password, but before connecting to the network, setup required Proxy settings.
It works to me, hope it could help you as well 07-15-2019 03:28 AM Hi Martin,
Are you able to confirm which update you are referring to that it is fixed in? I have a Note 9 and I have had this problem ongoing through several releases now, and I’m currently on the July release, which seems to be still a problem looking at later replies.
I’m just trying to work out if I need to try the workground or whether just waiting for the next update post the July 2019 update will resolve this issue because it’s incredibly frustrating (and to be honest, pretty lazy of the developers to just leave it broken as it is for so long).
R. 09-24-2019 06:53 AM Originally Posted by razorwir3 Hi Martin,
R. Hi R.,
To be honest it’s too far back to remember exactly. Google must be doing different SW updates for S9+ and Note 9 I would assume. What I remember is that I stopped using S9+ for any testing that required proxy setup(and use different devices) after failing to resolve this annoying bug and eventually went in one day to try it and it worked so that’s how I figured it must’ve been one of the latest updates.
I am sorry I am not much help to you. And yes I agree it’s embarrassing that they leave something like unattended for ages. I doubt that it’s a hard fix for them. 09-25-2019 02:26 AM Try this,
1. Forget the WiFi
2. Add proxy settings when you reconnect the WiFi, then save.
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How setup WiFi proxy in Android 9?

How setup WiFi proxy in Android 9?

I need to setup a WiFi proxy on Android 9 but it seems they removed the feature, all tutorials I found refers to old versions of Android.
asked Nov 14 ’18 at 6:00
The wifi proxy settings are still configured under the advanced options for your wifi network.
The reason you can’t find them is just bad Android UX. They’re in a scrollable area that doesn’t look scrollable (it looks like it just says ‘metered’). If you try scrolling down in the wifi settings window you’ll see it immediately.
answered Mar 6 ’19 at 15:36
Tim PerryTim Perry2012 silver badges5 bronze badges
I found you can’t edit proxy of an existing WiFi profile anymore, I dunno why they removed the feature.
But you can just remove your saved Wifi profile and add a new, then you will easily find proxy options under advanced drop down.
answered Nov 14 ’18 at 6:37
click on the pencil to edit network details. A popup appears to change your wifi password, and it doesn’t look scrollable but if you scroll you’ll see the advanced options and Proxy Settings. Horrible UI design
answered Oct 14 ’20 at 6:45
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Manage advanced network settings on your Android phone

Manage advanced network settings on your Android phone

You can change network settings like automatic connections, metered access, proxy settings, and more.
Control data use with metered Wi-Fi
When to use metered Wi-Fi
If your network has a data limit, you can set your Wi-Fi as metered. When your network is metered, you have more control over how much data your phone uses through downloads and other apps.
Find your phone’s MAC address
Open your phone’s Settings app.
Tap About phone.
Scroll down to “Wi-Fi MAC address. ”
Phones that have Android 10 and above have another MAC address. To find it:
Turn on Wi-Fi.
Tap Network & internet Internet.
If you can’t find it, search for “MAC address. ” If you still can’t find it, get help from your device manufacturer.
Next to your network, tap Settings.
Scroll down to “MAC address. ”
Tip: If you’re setting up parental controls for your network, include both MAC addresses.
Private DNS
Important: By default, your phone uses Private DNS with all networks that can use Private DNS. We recommend keeping Private DNS turned on.
To turn Private DNS on or off, or change its settings:
Tap Network & internet Private DNS.
If you can’t find it, search for “Private DNS. ” If you still can’t find it, get help from your device manufacturer.
Pick your option:
Private DNS provider hostname
Tip: Private DNS helps secure only DNS questions and answers. It can’t protect anything else.
Change more Wi-Fi settings
Open your phone’s Settings app.
If you can’t find it, search for the setting you want to change. If you still can’t find it, get help from your device manufacturer.
At the bottom, tap Network preferences.
Tap an option. These vary by phone and Android version.
Turn on Wi-Fi automatically: Have Wi-Fi automatically turn on near saved networks. Learn about saved networks.
Open network notification: Get a notification when automatic connection to high-quality open networks isn’t available.
Install certificates: Digital certificates can identify your phone. Learn about certificates.
Wi-Fi Direct: Let your phone connect without a network with other devices that can use Wi-Fi Direct.
If you use an older version of Android, you can also choose from:
WPS Push Button: Turn on Wi-Fi protected setup (WPS) for a WPS-capable network.
WPS Pin Entry: Enter the Wi-Fi protected setup (WPS) personal identification number (PIN).
Related resources
Connect to Wi-Fi networks
Tether with Wi-Fi hotspot
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Frequently Asked Questions about android 9 proxy settings

How do I change proxy settings on Android?

Android proxy settings:Open your Android’s Settings.Tap Wi-Fi.Tap and hold the Wi-Fi network name.Select Modify Network.Click Advanced Options.Tap Manual.Change your proxy’s settings. Enter the hostname and proxy port (e.g. You can find the full list in your dashboard.Tap Save.

Can I use proxy on Android?

Android allows you to configure proxy settings for each Wi-Fi network. This is sometimes required to access the Internet on a business or school network, for example. Your browser traffic will be sent through the proxy you configure.Jul 12, 2017

What is proxy in Android?

A proxy server is a server which is known as an application gateway which acts as an intermediary between the local network and large scale network such as the internet. We can configure our proxy settings over Wi-Fi network on android device.Sep 15, 2020

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