Handheld devices are everywhere. And the number of people watching movies on their smartphones is only getting higher as the years go by. People are not only watching movies on their smartphones, they are accessing any and every service available on the internet with them. Naturally, when you browse the world of the internet so much with your smartphone device, you will come across blocked websites. That website may only be blocked in your region by your administrator though. Or it might be blocked everywhere. In this guide, we will take a look at some of the ways you can access restricted websites on your Android smartphone.
How to Unblock a Website Blocked by Administrator on Android
1. Access Blocked Website Using ‘Orbot’
If there is one software application that you should always have on your smartphone running on the Android operating system then it is Orbot. Or more precisely, Orbit that allows you to use a service with Tor.
Orbot is never going to be the most downloaded app on Google Play Store. Generally, people do not really care about their privacy or unblocking websites until someone hacks their device or they miss out on some important information because they did not make an effort to access a blocked website.
Orbot is very effective though. You can think of Orbot as a free proxy application for people on the Android platform. You can also use it on Android Tablets.
Once installed the app will encrypt all of your internet traffic. When that is done, you will be free to visit any website that you want whether or not it is blocked. Moreover, with Orbot you can even use email services and messaging apps that are normally monitored either by internet service providers or government agencies.
The steps to use Orbot are simple enough.
All you have to do is to go to Google Play Store, search for Orbot, and then download it.
When your device installs the app you need to run the app and then install the Orweb app. This is the web browser we need you to use for Tor as Tor has full support for it.
With the Orweb browser, you can block all websites on your Android device.
2. Unblock Website using ‘VPN’
VPN services also encrypt your traffic and hide your IP address. Both of these qualities make them the perfect apps for people who want to unblock websites on their Android smartphones.
To use any given VPN, first search for one that is right for you.
You can even use a free VPN but those are only good for blocking websites and that too for a short period of time. They are slow and don’t protect your data.
In any case, once you have chosen a VPN, you need to note down its name and go to Google Play Store and search for it. When you find it, install it.
Then run the app before going online with any web browser.
This method will allow you to watch content from websites like BBC iPlayer, Hulu, Amazon Prime or Netflix from places like China and Iran without any problems.
If you are having trouble with sites like Pandora, YouTube or Spotify, then a VPN can fix that as well.
Sometimes, you will find that your VPN’s app is not available on Google Play Store. In that case, you will have to search for it via the Google search engine and find its APK file.
After downloading the APK file, your smartphone device will automatically allow you to tap on it and install it.
You now know about two of the best tools that you can use right now to unblock restricted websites on the Android platform. Keep in mind that blocked websites are not always blocked in every corner of the globe. Or even a country.
So just because a website is working for your friend does not mean it should work for you as well.
Use one of the methods we have mentioned above to unblock your wanted website.
And keep an eye out on resources found online that regularly talk about newer and better methods of unblocking apps, services, and websites.
We say that because one method may work today but may not work tomorrow. You need to keep yourself updated on the latest methods of unblocking websites blocked by administrator from anywhere.