Hello. I moved to China last month and heard that Chinese government monitor user’s messaging strictly. I don’t feel comfortable with that and want use Telegram to send and receive message because it is more secure. The problem is Telegram is blocked in China. How can I unblock and use it normally like I did in my country?
Telegram is a free messaging app with a focus on security and speed. It encrypts users’ secrets, being assisted by a built-in encrypted and distributed cloud for messages and media. You can send instant message or any type of documents to your friends on any mobile or desktop. It has no limits on the size of your media and chats. Telegram sends message faster than other messaging apps. It allows you to synchronize your chats to all your devices and store your media in the cloud which is very convenient. You also can make it destruct your message with a timer. It has servers that are spread widely and has lot of users all over the world.
However, Telegram is banned by the Great Firewall of China. You can not send or receive message on Telegram with the help of local server in China. This messaging app and its website were censored in 2015 after a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack on its servers in Asia Pacific. Telegram is very popular due to its end-to-end encryption. As we all know, the government of China monitor users’ online activities and its Internet censorship is high. The encryption prevents Chinese authorities from monitoring and intercepting users’ communication. By blocking Western messaging apps like Telegram, it promotes the Chinese alternatives. This sort of promotion practice allows the homegrown Chinese companies to take over the market and allows authorities to monitor users’ behavior better.
What’s the best way to bypass the Great Firewall of China and send message via Telegram? Though Telegram is blocked, it still has many users in China. The most effective and secure way to block Telegram in China is to use a VPN. VPN is very popular in China as most of the famous western websites and services have been blocked. It gives you new ID on the Internet which allows you access Telegram 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 new IPs to replace your real IP. In this way, your connection will not be blocked due to the China-based IPs. You can send message via Telegram easily in China.
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.
How to safely send message via Telegram on iPhone 7 and other iOS devices in China
Below you can see simple instructions how to use VPN on iPhone.
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 the blocked sites without any restrictions.
For Android Devices
To read News York Times 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. 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.
Best VPNs to safely send message via Telegram in China 2017
Nowadays, there is a large number of VPN services from different countries and regions on the market. In order to figure out the best VPNs to use Google in China, our experts spend several years in China and tested many VPNs. Here is the best VPNs to access Telegram app in China 2017 review.
ExpressVPN offers a world-leading service for mobile devices and computers. It has been voted as the best VPN for Windows due to its impressive speed and excellent encryption. Though it is powerful, it is pretty simple to use. You can follow easy guides to set up ExpressVPN on your devices no matter it is a computer, tablet or phone. Once you use ExpressVPN, it encrypts your network connection, protecting your real IP address and data you share with your partners. Besides, you can watch videos on Youtube or other videos from anywhere at an amazing speed. It definitely is worth the money.
NO.2: VyprVPN. VyprVPN connection is one of the fastest VPN service with its outstanding infrastructure. It unlocks your favorite websites, such as OneDrive, Twitter or google websites and bypasses the Great Firewall easily. You can enjoy your browsing activities without restriction. Wall-escaping is its most obvious character. It will protect you against China’s cybersecurity laws. However, please keep in mind that it is illegal to post or watch child porn on the Internet in many countries. You may violate the international laws with improper actions. Do not use it to do illegal things. In addition, VyprVPN works for Windows, Mac, Android and your router. One of its disadvantages is that it does not accept Bitcoin.
NO.3: NordVPN. It helps you get instant access to Google, OneDrive, Hulu, Netflix, BBC, ITV, Sky, RaiTV and other websites that are not available for users in China. NordVPN also unlock some social websites and share legit resources freely and securely. You can enjoy amazing videos on Youtube and post interesting things on Facebook and Twitter. Besides, you can check your bank accounts or other confidential information without worrying about information leak and cyber hack at public hotspots when using NordVPN. No one can spy on your meetings with your trade partners. Your communications are highly encrypted.
Video shows how to send message via telegram on iPhone in China
Telegram is an amazing cloud-based mobile and desktop messaging app. Though it is banned by the Golden Shield Project, you still can send message via Telegram in China. You can overcome the powerful firewall and bypass the ISP’s censorship to unblock Telegram. You will have new IP address which is not related to your real ID. It works like a fake ID while it is not illegal at all. Neither using VPN nor Telegram in China. In our globalization society, it is impossible to completely ban the famous international app like Telegram in China. You totally can use Telegram to send and receive message there. We suggest you use the reliable VPN to help you bypass the strict censorship as lots of free and cheap VPNs had been detected and blocked by the Great Firewall. The reputable VPN services give you a wide selection of servers to choose from around the world, unlimited bandwidth, strong security, and no data caps. It encrypts your internet traffic and routes it through an intermediary server in a remote location that you choose by yourself. In this case, you can simply connect to a server outside of China that hasn’t been blacklisted by China’s advanced nationwide online censorship system. As the firewall can’t recognize your real IP and location, your connection will not be blocked. In this way, you can send message via Telegram safely and freely in China.
Kindly Reminder: If you have any question regarding how to safely send message via Telegram 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 & last updated on September 28, 2017 2:26 am