How to hide your IP address on Apple Safari

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Hide your IP address on Safari by following this simple and rather short guide.

There are two kinds of online users.

One type of users are those who make use of Apple products to experience the world of the internet.

And second are those who don’t.

The ones who do value Apple products more than anything else mainly do so because they cherish online security.

Because of that a good portion of people now believe that using an Apple product is a real privilege.

Whether it is so because of the quality of the product or the fact that Apple products are more expensive than the rest of the competition is a question we will not answer in this guide.

What we want to do in this guide is to teach you how to hide your IP address on Safari.

Everybody knows that the only reason why Apple products are even surviving in the hyper-competitive market of electronic hardware and such is because of the security features that are built-in in the company’s product.

Apple takes care of the security of its devices as much as it can.

So it doesn’t really matter which Apple device you have.

You could have,

  • Mac
  • iPad
  • iPhone

or any other Apple device, new or old, and you can be confident that you will have the best in the business when it comes to security and privacy as well (relatively speaking).

The digital world has evolved in such a manner that things such as online privacy are starting to go extinct.

Regardless, we still have a lot of time to make sure that issues such as online privacy and security remain a big deal.

The vast majority of people who make use of Apple products to go to the internet do so via Apple Safari.

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And we do not know why that is the case since Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox are way better.

One reason could be that Apple forces Apple users to make use of its own web browser.

But that is beside the point.

The thing we want you to pay attention to in this guide is your IP address.

Or how using Apple Safari exposes it whenever you connect to the internet.

Yes.

You read that right.

Apple Safari indeed exposes your IP address to the whole of the online public.

As a consequence of that, hackers and other cyber criminals have an easy time in launching cyber threats.

And these cyber threats no longer only ask you to pay money or slow down your computer or shut it down.

No.

These threats have evolved to the level that they can do a lot of damage to the victim’s machine among other things.

So much so that recovery from such threats is not possible.

However, since you are here reading this guide we want to let you know something.

If you just learn how to hide your IP address then you can effectively protect yourself against the vast majority of online threats, if not all of them.

In this guide, we will show you how to do that in the least painful way possible.

So let’s get learning.

Why do I need to know terms such as IP address if I want to hide my IP address on Safari?

Well, we won’t blame you or anything if you still wonder what does an IP address mean and how does it relate to you being safe on the internet.

There is no shame in not knowing although there is some in not asking from time to time.

Besides, there are probably millions and millions of computer users all over the world who do not know a thing about IP address and other such terms.

And there is nothing wrong with that.

No one needs to have a degree in computer science to do stuff on the internet.

A lot of people still consider knowledge related to IP address and other such terms as ‘techy’ knowledge.

We do not know if that is correct or not but what we do know is that there is no harm in learning about it.

IP address is pretty much related to anything and everything that someone does on the internet.

Some consider it as the passport of the internet belonging to individual machines.

The term IP address stands for Internet Protocol Address.

We’ll stick with the short form ‘IP address’ for the major part of this guide though.

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We want users to think of an IP address as a computer technology whose sole purpose is to act as an effective means of online communication that happens between two different devices that are connected to the internet.

Most of the time you will find that various different entities make use of things such as IP address of machines in order to pinpoint the machines themselves.

Now, you already know that there are probably billions and billions of devices out there in the world that have connected to the internet.

With the help of an IP address, any actor with enough knowledge, skill and will, can track any and all of them given the resources and time.

Not only that, information such as IP address can also be used to differentiate one device from another even if they are running on different architectures and/or platforms.

The other thing you should understand is that whenever you go to the market and subscribe to an internet service provider, the ISP assigns you a couple of things automatically.

One of those things is a DNS server.

The other thing is an IP address.

Your internet service provider makes sure that it also provides you with all the necessary information to get started on surfing the internet.

As mentioned before as well, each given internet-enabled device happens to have a rather unique combination of both an IP address and a DNS server that does not resemble another given internet-enabled device.

We have also talked about how some people consider IP addresses as the unofficial language of the internet as far as communications are concerned.

If that analogy is indeed true then you should consider DNS servers as the internet’s dictionary.

Every website that you have come across till now and every website that you will ever come across will have an IP address that has the job of redirecting any all users who are trying to access a given specific webpage.

It is at this point that you should also understand that computer machines do not make use of any of the words that you fill in somewhere.

Machines translate those words with the help of a remote DNS server that the given user’s internet service provider has assigned to the user.

And once the machine shifts all of it to IP addresses, the information that the user has input is sent back to the user’s machine in order to get started on loading the requested page.

This is pretty much everything that you need to know about IP addresses at this point in time.

Of course, you can still pursue a doctorate in computer science if you wish.

We’ll head on towards the section where we talk about the specific steps that you have to take in order to change your IP address on Apple Safari.

Step by step guide on how to change your IP address on Apple Safari

By now, you should have no doubts about how hiding one’s IP address permanently or even temporarily gives one a completely different perspective on the world of the internet.

We’ll talk more about the benefits of hiding your IP address in a later section.

Right now, all you really need to know is that there are many.

But it is somewhat true that you do not need to hide your IP address all the time.

With that said, you can never know for sure if and when you will face circumstances that may force you to install tools to help you hide on the internet.

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In other words, it always helps to take simple measures for your online security and anonymity.

We are not here to discuss the reasons why or why you should not make use of some tools to hide your IP address.

What we are here to do is to let you know that the process of configuring your new IP address on your Apple Safari is, for all practical purposes, a straightforward and simple process.

Here are the steps that you need to take in order to hide your IP address from anyone and everyone on the internet with the least amount of effort and cost.

  1. First, you need to go to a website that lets you know your current IP address.
    You can do that by going to a site like www.ipleak.net.
    There are many other such websites.
    Sometimes if you just search for the text ‘what is my ip address’ on Google, it can give you that information without requiring you to go to a website thus saving you an extra click.
  2. After you have noted down your current IP address you need to sign up for a VPN service provider in order to have access to all the tools and services that help you hide your IP address on the internet.
    Since there are many VPN service providers on the market today and most of them, if not all of them, try to cater to a specific type of user, we would like you to not simply go for the first VPN service that Google throws at you.
    What we want you to do is to click here and read our best VPN service providers in the market today for all types of users.
    In our best VPN service guide, we talk about all the best VPN services that the VPN industry currently has to offer to users.
    Then we walk about the benefits that each given VPN service provides to users so that they are able to sign up for the VPN service that works for them and what they want to achieve on the internet with the help of a VPN service and not the other way around.
  3. After you have signed up for a good VPN service provider, we want you to go to the official website of that VPN service provider and then download the VPN app for your computer machine.
    Since you want to hide your IP address on Apple Safari, you should download the VPN app that is dedicated for users on the iPhone, Mac and/or iPad devices.
  4. Once you have done that, then you need to open up the VPN app that you have downloaded it, install it and then sign in to the VPN app.
  5. After that, you should not have to work hard in order to find the server list that your VPN service provider has offered you.
    Once you find the server list you need to select a country where you want to change your location to in order to hide your IP address.
    For example, you could connect to a country like Germany to change your IP address to Germany.
    We recommend that you should pick a location that is close to your current physical and real location so that you do not lose too much internet connection speed.
    We say that because you only want to hide your IP address on Apple Safari.
    If you had wanted to change your IP address to a location which would have allowed you to access a streaming service like Netflix then things would have been different.
    But we will not talk about that here.
  6. Once you have decided on the server that you have connected to, you need to press the Connect button.
    This button is usually located right in the center or somewhere prominent on the main menu screen of a given VPN application.
  7. After that, you will have to wait for a couple of seconds and sometimes even before for the VPN app to work its magic and hide your IP address.
    Most of the times, you will have a button that is initially red turning to green as soon as your VPN app has managed to change your IP address and has hidden it as well.
  8. Now, the next step is to check if the VPN app that you have installed on your device has really changed your location and has hidden your true IP address.
    For that, you will again have to go to a website that has the capability to tell you your new IP address.
    As before, you can go to a website like www.ipleak.net in order to find more information about your current IP address.
    Or you can simply Google your current IP address.
    If your VPN app has started to work, your current IP address should be different from the IP address that you saw in the first step.
  9. And that is.
    That is really all that you need to do in order to hide your IP address on Apple Safari.
    Now that you have a German (if you followed our example) IP address, you can launch your Apple Safari browser and start browsing the infinite world of the internet as if you are from Germany or any other place that you might have picked in one of the previous steps that we have mentioned.

As mentioned before, you can use any good VPN service provider.

In order to know which VPN service provider is good for your needs and wants, click here to read our guide.

While we would love to throw out a newish and reputable VPN service provider’s name right now and tell you to go ahead and sign up for that specific VPN service provider, we think that it is not fair to our readers that they do not get to see what the VPN industry has to offer.

And you probably do not need us to provide you with evidence that a lot of VPN sites just recommend one or two VPN service providers and tell you to sign up for that specific VPN service provider to get something done.

We do not want to go into the reasons of why these VPN sites do that.

But our research shows that the better strategy for users is to read about the top VPN service providers that the industry currently has and then read about them a little bit at least and then make up your mind.

Click here to read our top VPN service providers available in the market right now.

Why should you hide your IP address while using Apple Safari?

As mentioned before as well, there are many reasons why you would want to do that.

But to start things off, we would point out again that as soon as you to go a website or a streaming service online, you expose your IP address to the website or the service that you are trying to access.

Anyone with enough skills and direction can take advantage of that situation and can know where you are located while you are surfing the internet.

Hence, the best practice is to simply hide your IP address by making use of a tool that we have referred to as a VPN so far in this guide.

A VPN stands for Virtual Private Network.

We don’t want to go into the details of how VPNs actually work.

But what we will mention is that since you want to hide your IP address on Apple Safari you should try to stick to those VPN services that offer either iOS apps or Apple Safari extensions in order to make your life easier and much less stressful.

We have already alluded to the fact that even though a lot of sites would tell you that you should either sign up for NordVPN or ExpressVPN or IPVanish, what you should really do is click here to read our guide about the top VPN service providers in the world right now.

And then make an informed decision.

Once you have managed to connect to the internet with the help of a decent VPN service provider you will have the following benefits.

Anonymous browsing

Simply put, with the current climate, you do not want to be giving out your opinion about any topic on the internet via various social media websites or even community websites such as Reddit without first hiding your location.

Some governments go even as far as to penalize their citizens if they post something on the internet which is objectionable according to their own definition of ‘objectionable.’

Of course, we are not telling you to make use of a VPN service and then spread bad content on the internet.

But there is a thing called freedom of speech.

And a VPN is the perfect tool to have that on the internet.

With the press of a single button on a VPN app, you can effectively hide your IP address and become anonymous.

No one would ever know your true location.

Even the likes of your government and internet service provider would not know what you are doing on the internet.

 

Zero regional restrictions

Internet restrictions are no fun.

Especially if you want to stream some content from a service that is not available in your original country.

Again, the internet has evolved to a point where each given country comes with a ton of restrictions on content.

And since there are so many people on the internet who want to stream something from the internet, it only makes sense that one should sign up for a VPN service to get rid of all the internet restrictions.

So use a VPN service and block all major streaming services such as Netflix, BBC iPlayer and others.

With a VPN service, you can also watch IPTV channels and read any newspaper.

A VPN service helps you to trick the channel or the website that you are trying to access to think that you are from the country that they want you to be from.

That is pretty much it.

 

Zohair

Zohair is currently a content crafter at Security Gladiators and has been involved in the technology industry for more than a decade. He is an engineer by training and, naturally, likes to help people solve their tech related problems. When he is not writing, he can usually be found practicing his free-kicks in the ground beside his house.
Zohair

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