Many users complain that it is very inconvenient to browse in China. They can’t access FB which they consider it as a normal and necessary application in daily life. It is because the Internet censorship in China is high. The Great Firewall of China has been created to prevent users from accessing the blocked websites and services. In this article, we will talk about how to access FB in China on iPhone 8.
Launched in 2004, it has crossed over one billion users all over the world. FB is one of the most famous social media platforms. You can contact your family and friends freely. You also can communicate with your teams as long as you want without worrying about the high fee. As it is an international app, you can make friends with foreigners without going abroad. On this platform, you can share and learn the most interesting things with your friends and even strangers. It is a useful application. The problem is FB is blocked in some countries like China.
In the face of affluent technology, the Internet security in China is very strict to the rest of the world. In 2009, there was a big riot which affected the unity and stable society in China. To prevent its people from affecting by bad thoughts, China has put up a national Internet security or Internet filter called the Great Firewall of China. Many social media platforms and steaming services which are deemed to be harmful have been added to the blacklist. This firewall works effectively in the proper cities. It has censored and restricted certain foreign websites like Facebook, Twitter, Google, YouTube, Whatsapp, New York Times and many other western websites. Therefore, FB is unavailable directly for an Internet user in China. You cannot access Facebook’s website or the official app on your mobile device like iPhone 8 or Samsung.
For people moving or traveling to China, it is really hard to deal with the ban of such an important way of communication. It becomes a tough situation when you’re not able to keep in touch with the updates of others and missing out say important live events. Thanks to the tech geniuses, you can still access Facebook from China to contact home. All you need is a network to cross the Great Firewall of China. That tool should bypass the censorship and bring the contents of the website to you. Your Internet traffic ought to be encoded so that you can go incognito. Thus, the ISPs and firewall will no longer block any of your connections. This tool is VPN which is very popular among users in China.
What is a VPN? VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. It creates an encrypted and secure connection between you and the website you are visiting. The VPN server plays the role of a middleman between you and the website that you are visiting. Given that the network traffic between you and websites is encrypted like a tunnel, the ISP will have no idea of your traffic emerges without signs of who you are or where you’re connecting from. The VPN server provides IPs from other country to replace your real IP. With the help of VPN, you will be able to access FB any time when traveling in China.
Some of you may not choose VPN because it not free of charge. What we want to tell you is you get what you pay for. Though other tools are free, they can’t give what you want. With a lack of access or reliability, many tools simply aren’t an option for you. As we know, the Great Firewall of China is the most powerful and advanced one in the world. How come it allows you to defeat so easily? The free tools can cause a number of problems, such as unreliable collaboration and document sharing. That will be too bad.
Before you read the steps, let us tell you something important. There VPN websites are filtered by the Chinese government almost every day, and hence there may be a possibility that some of these websites are not working anymore. So make sure that you have seen the updated VPN list before choosing one.
Here are some steps:
·First of all, you will need to go to the website of the particular VPN and register yourself there.
·Then you will need to buy the subscription package because no VPN in China is free of cost.
·Once you have purchased the package that will allow you with the different types of features, bandwidth, and data usage and so on, you must download the application for the desired device. You can select the desired sever either before downloading the application or after it a server that is allocated outside China but in the country near China should be chosen.
How to set up VPN on iOS like iPhone 8?
Below you can see simple instructions.
1. Click Settings > General > VPN
2. Tap Add VPN Configuration
3. Select L2TP VPN and enter you VPN account data. You will receive your VPN server, username and password in the e-mail
Server address must be exactly as in your account data (without http://, www or any other symbols).
4. Save your VPN configuration. Once you have created VPN connection you can switch it ON and OFF on the main settings screen
When you are connected to VPN you can access FB without any restrictions.
How to set up VPN on Android like Samsung S8
To use FB on your Android device you need to make a VPN connection between you and VPN server. You do not need any additional software or applications. All you need is make a few simple steps:
1. Tap Settings
2. Select Wireless & Networks and tap on VPN
3. Add VPN Network
4. Input connection name (Sahrzad VPN), select the type of your VPN connection – PPTP VPN, input VPN server address from your account data.
Please be carefully – don’t use any additional symbols like spaces, http://, www, / …etc in the server address.
5. Input your Username and password that you received from VPN account service in e-mail.
Save it and tap Connect
For connection to vpn server:
1. Select Home > Menu > Settings
2. Tap Wireless & networks
3. Tap VPN settings
4. The VPN connections you have added are present in the list
5. Tap the VPN you wish to connect to (Sahrzad VPN)
6. A dialog box will open asking for your credentials, enter them and click connect
When you are connected to VPN, you will see an ongoing notification in the Status bar on your Android device. If you are disconnected, you will receive a notification and an option to go back to the VPN settings section.
1. Always choose the server that is near China so that one can get the fastest possible results.
2. These VPNs are not free of cost hence ready to pay some affordable price to get the access to the Telegram and other blocked websites.
3. If you use VPN in China, make sure to get the updated list of the VPNs because most of the old VPNs have been banned by China.
4. Moreover, never search or do something that can be offensive to Chinese authorities something traceable by GFW.
How VPN works while you are trying to access a website?
In order to let you know the functions of VPN, let’s talk about how it works in detail. You run VPN and click on link you want to visit. The browser sends encrypted your account & password and request to your VPN service first. Then, VPN service decrypts the communication and sends it to the targeted website. After the website receives data, it generates session cookie and send it to your VPN service. VPN encrypts the session data it received and then sends it back to your device. In this way, you can view the website you like after your browser received the session cookie. You may think that the process is too complicated and it will take a long time before you can access the targeted website. In fact, everything we mentioned above happens at an amazing and unbelievable speed. In the blink of an eye your request will be sent and everything will respond. Your Internet connection is secure, encrypted and extremely fast with VPN service.
Problems that you may meet while using VPN service
Problem 1: I can connection VPN service via 4G mobile data on my phone, but I can’t connect it via WiFi hotspot? I saw WIFi signal bar there while it still used my mobile data.
The problem may be that WiFi hotspot sets limits on VPN connection. NAT of VPN, namely PPTP/L2TP has been limited. WiFi hotspot refuses to transfer your data to the VPN service.
Problem 2: I failed to visit some regular websites after I turned off VPN. I could access those websites before I first used VPN. I am a Chinese user and I use VPN service to access Google, Tinder, OneDrive,Dropbox, Vimeo, Facebook, Twitter and watch Youtube. Now, I can’t visit my favorite Chinese websites in a normal way. I have to run VPN so that I can access them.
Firstly, there may be something wrong with your routing tables. Check your default route and VPN gateway.
Secondly, your DNS may have been hijacked. Check your DNS and scan your computer for malicious programs
Thirdly, it may be the mechanism network problem or Internet proxy. Check your Internet settings.
Fourthly, it may be caused by non-normal exit. Next time, remember quit it in a normal way.
Problem 3: I can’t access local area network after I connect to VPN.
It may be caused by IP address conflict. Check your network line and correct the settings. Find your original gateway address via command.
Problems 4: Why I have blue screen after I run VPN?
Probably, your drive is not compatible with the VPN service you use. Besides, some anti-virus programs, game protection drive and bank security controls will bring blue screen when you use VPN.
Video shows how to use FB in China on iPhone
With a FB account, you can virtually connect to your family, friends and people you may know and share posts, pictures, and videos. You can interact with them through reactions, commenting and chatting. If you are located in China, you will have problem is accessing FB due to the strict censorship. Luckily, nothing is impossible in the world. Our smart people create VPN to help users access the blocked websites in China. The VPNs route your traffic through another network. Thus, you can make it appear as if it’s coming from another location. Though you are living in China, you can make your traffic appear to come from New York City by using a VPN. This is useful for certain sites that block content based on your location because the firewall blocks connection according to your location. It also prevents the ISPs and carriers from collecting your browsing habits and other personal information. In a word, VPN is an amazing service. Get one to unblock FB in China!
Kindly Reminder: If you have any question regarding how to use FB in China and how to Set up VPN on your device, please live chat with YooCare online expert for help.
Published by Emerson L. Sullivan on October 15, 2017 3:08 pm and last modified on October 21, 2017 4:51 am.