Tumblr is one of the most popular blogging platforms in the world. It is both a website and app. You can post text, photos, music, links, quotes and videos from your browser, phone, desktop, email or wherever you happen to be. It is quite awesome that you can share anything interesting with your family and friends instantly while you are not living in the same place. It is possible to set your post as private and only is viewable for your friends. Also, you can make it public so that anyone on the Internet can see it. Many companies and businessmen choose it to advertise their products. It is a very effective way to get more exposure for your product and works because Tumblr hosts over millions of users and blogs. In order to attract followers, it allows you to customize everything, from colors to your theme’s HTML.
Unfortunately, Tumblr is not available in China. No matter you are a Chinese or foreigners, you can’t load Tumblr and get the same error all the time. This issue has nothing to do with your network connection. You can’t access Tumblr because the Chinese government blocks it with the Great Firewall. If you had stayed in China, you may find that there are many limits to Internet use in China. Many famous International apps and websites have been blocked in China. The ISPs and government are very strict on censorship. Why do the Chinese authorities pay a close attention to the Internet? It is because the social media and other related platforms play very important roles in people’s lives affect people’s thought easily. Years ago, a video which had been spread on the Internet had caused a riot in China. Since then, they decided to block the websites and apps that they consider as harmful and created the Golden Shield Project, namely the powerful firewall. Tumblr is on the list. In fact, not only China, but also many countries set a limit to users’ online activities. As we know, China is a country with high levels of overt censorship and monitoring. That brings inconvenience for people who would like to use Tumblr or other famous services.
According to experts, the Great Firewall of China is the most powerful and complicated one. It blocks connection from users in China to the banned websites and services. It is not an easy job to bypass and defeat the strict censorship and national firewall. Does that mean it is impossible to access Tumblr in China? No. It is possible to use Tumblr in China. However, you need an advanced tool. That is a reliable VPN. It will help you bypass the censorship and access Tumblr easily. 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 Tumblr 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 Tumblr on Samsung S8 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 Tumblr 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 Tumblr 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.
Tumblr is a good service for you to post images, GIFs, videos, music, text, links, and more. It has been very popular among the teenagers who would to express and share briefly. Though Tumblr is blocked by the firewall, users in China still want to use it. Some of them did find a way to unblock it. Some of them are afraid that they will violate the laws and get big trouble for overcoming firewall. Now, we can tell you that it is legal. It is fine to use websites and services that have been blocked by the Great Firewall, such as Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, Google and YouTube etc. You will not get trouble as long as you don’t use them for illegal purpose. You will not be detected as a user that lives in China. The new IP from a VPN will mask your real ID. It is powerful enough to defeat the national firewall and bypass government censorship. Still are upset for not being able to use Tumblr in China? Get a VPN! That will help you fix the problem. Your connection to Tumblr will be secure, fast and stable with a VPN.
Kindly Reminder: If you have any question regarding how to safely access Tumblr in China on Samsung S8 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 10, 2017 6:22 am and last modified on November 20, 2017 4:45 am.