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How to Access Shutterstock in China on iPhone 8?

I would like to know how to use Shutterstock in China on my iPhone 8. I always contributed my works to it for money in the past, but I can’t use it after I moved to China. What problem it is? How can I fix it?

Brief Information of Shutterstock

Shutterstock is a stock photography, stock footage, stock music, and editing tools provider based in the United State. It provides high-quality licensed images, videos, and music that are available for a large number of users all over the world. You can download images from its website and also can contribute your works to Shutterstock. If your works meet their demand, you will get money. That helps inspire the creative professionals to create more works by providing diverse content to various organizations around the world. Images from Shutterstock is royalty-free. If you need some of them for your blog, website or video, you need to pay for them. Every week, it provides free images and videos on the homepage. You can enjoy them freely.

Why can’t You Access Shutterstock in China?

If you lived in or travelled to China, you would note that Internet censorship is pretty high in China. The Carriers, ISPs and firewall all help the government to monitor users’ online activities. The 2009 Riot brought bad effect to the government and people’s lives. The incident made the authorities of China believe that their people’s thoughts were corrupted by the rumors on the Internet. Therefore, they created the Golden Shield Project to blocked some of the western social media and video & image sharing platforms. Those websites like Shutterstock are deemed to be a threat to their unity and development because rumors and controversial politic views can be spread on them widely and quickly. They also would like to promote similar China-based services by blocking Shutterstock so that they can monitor them effectively. In a word, you can’t use Shutterstock with the local server in China.

How to Access Shutterstock in China?

Is there a way to bypass the Great Firewall of China? Should you just give it up as censorship is so strict? In fact, you don’t need to give up anything. A VPN will help you overcome the firewall and allow you to access Shutterstock and other blocked sites in China. All the professional photos, high quality vectors, beautiful illustrations, universal icons, exclusive footages, and hand-picked music are available for you once your device is connected to the VPN. 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 Shutterstock 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.

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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
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 Shutterstock without any restrictions.
How to set up VPN on Android
To use Shutterstock 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.

Notes:
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.

Important things you need to keep in mind about a VPN service

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 access Shutterstock in China on iPhone

Conclusion

Shutterstock is a great service which has one of the largest and high-end collections of images, videos and music at over 100 million. It is hard for users to let go of such a leading global stock media provider. In this Internet society, people need this kind of service to develop their websites, companies and magazine etc. no matter they are Chinese or foreigner who moved to China. Someone may ask if it is legal to use Shutterstock in China as it is blocked. Yes, it is legal. As long as you don’t abuse it to spread illegal content, you will be free of trouble. You only need a VPN to help you unblock Shutterstock. It provides new IP address to hide your location, thus avoiding the censorship. Your session is encrypted by the VPN. Others do not know who and what you are doing on the Internet. The firewall has no reason to stop you from accessing Shutterstock. At the same time, it also protects your Internet privacy from the ISPs and snoopers. You will never know how amazing a VPN is until it works for you. Therefore, get a VPN and let it help you bypass the firewall to access the websites you want.

Kindly Reminder: If you have any question regarding how to access Shutterstock in China and how to Set up VPN on your device, please live chat with YooCare online expert for help.

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Published by Emerson L. Sullivan, last updated on October 21, 2017 4:44 am | How to set up VPN

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