Hey. My Tango is blocked. I am a host on Tango and always broadcast for my fans. Last week, I came to China for 3 months’ vocation. After checking in, I tried to share the trip with my friends and fans but failed to load the content. I have no idea what the problem is. I still use the same device Samsung S7, but can’t use Tango any more. Can you tell me what the problem is and how to fix it?
Tango is an all-in-one social networking app which you can use to make video calls, text chat, share pictures and videos, play games, and send music to friends. With over 350 million registered users, it’s widely used by the teenagers to keep in touch with family and friends. Tango also supports free group chats and calls. It is possible to talk with your family, friends, roommates, co-workers and in events all at once. Besides, there is a “find friends nearby” feature that uses location services to find other Tango users near you. Your profile is set publicly as a default while you can set your profile to Private by turning off location services for the Tango app. It is a good app for users who travel a lot because it allows you to take voice calls and video calls anywhere in the world for free. One more interesting thing to mention, you can broadcast live videos on Tango like a super star. By singing, talking or acting, you can get gifts from fans and redeem them for real money. Tango is available for iOS devices, Android phones and tablets, and Windows phones and PCs. This app gives the ability to communicate by voice, text and video regardless of your operating system. Send and receive text, stickers, photos, video, audio and location messages on Tango for free.
If you can’t use Tango in China, it is not the device’s or network’s problem. It is because Tango is blocked in China. If you live in China or are familiar with China, you may know that Internet censorship in China is pretty strict. The government blocks all websites and services that they consider as harmful to the people and country. The ISPs and firewall both work to help the government to monitor users’ Internet activities. Since 2009, lots of websites and services, such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google and Tango etc. have been blocked. The Chinese government believed that the rumors spread on the social media platform caused the Riot which brought harmful effect to its country. Therefore, they block those websites and services that are deemed to be harmful. Tango is not based in China. The Chinese government can’t monitor and learn what users are saying and doing via this messaging app. Hence, they keep updating the firewall to block anything that is not under their control. In this case, you can’t use Tango with the help of local server in China.
In order to unblock Tango in China, you need to bypass the firewall. Do you know how the firewall works? In fact, the firewall learns where you are located according to your IP address when you are trying to access a website like Tango. Once it notes that you are located in China, it will stop you. You should not let them know your real location. That means you need to mask your IP address with a new one which tells others that you are not in China or any other country where Tango is blocked. How come you get such an IP address while you are in China? You should know that knowledge and technology are powerful. People create VPN to achieve this goal. It can hide your IP address to avoid the high censorship. 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 new IPs to replace your real IP. With the help of VPN, you will be able to safely access Tango any time when traveling in China.
Before you read the steps, let us tell you something important. Some 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.
How to access Tango on Samsung S7 in China
To use it 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
How to safely access Tango on iOS in China
Below you can see simple instructions how to access it in China.
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 Tango without any restrictions.
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. 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.
Kindly Reminder: If you have any question regarding how to safely access Tango in China on Samsung S7 and how to Set up VPN on your device, please live chat with YooCare online expert for help.
Published by Emerson L. Sullivan on November 8, 2017 3:38 pm and last modified on November 20, 2017 4:43 am.