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How to Use Dropbox in China on Samsung S8?

Hey. How can I use Dropbox in China? I tried many file hosting services, but I didn’t find they are useful. I used Dropbox before and really wanted it again, but I don’t know how to unblock it in China. Please help.

What is Dropbox?

Dropbox is one of the most useful and free file synchronization, backup, and Shared cloud storage software. More than 100 million users are currently using Dropbox. If you have file synchronization, backup, and shared needs, you can choose Dropbox. Dropbox is a type of service which let groups of people to work composing of documents, spreadsheets, or other projects, simultaneously informing them in real time. Dropbox gives distributed storage administrations like information matching up. When you use your files on computer A, it synchronizes them to your Dropbox account. Next time when you work on computer B, those files will be downloaded after you log in your account. If you modify files on computer B, they are synchronized and you will see the same modified files on Computer A from Dropbox account. Dropbox helps save space. After you modified a files with the size of 1 G, it only updates the part you modified, but not to upload the whole 1 G of files. It additionally bolsters various stages: Mac, Linux, Android, iOS, Kindle Fire, and Blackberry. You can access and modify your files anytime you want. The bad news is that it is not available in some countries due to the high censorship. Dropbox in China is the most representative example. It is blocked by the Great Firewall of China.

Why Dropbox is Blocked in China?

China is one of the powerful countries in the whole world which holds its expertise growth and development, internet security, scientific discoveries, and substructures firmly. It is very well known about the security strictness in respect to the Internet. Officials claim that the rules will help stop cyber-attacks and help avert terrorism. They also worry about security checks on companies in industries like finance and communications, and moreover in-country data storage. The authorities also block the foreign file hosting services to protect its government and promote the domestic services. The Great Firewall of China is considered as the most prime, extensive, and most advanced Internet censorship establishment in the world which is created to censor and prevent users from using banned websites and services in China. The good news is you still can use Dropbox there. Even the most widespread Internet censorship administration can be overcome.

How to Unblock Dropbox in China?

As we know, the Great Firewall of China decide to block your connection to the banned websites and services according to your location. Once it finds out you are located in China, it stops you from accessing Dropbox. How does it know your location? It is your IP address gives away the location. If you are living in or travelling to China, you need a tool to help you hide your IP address and access the blocked services like Dropbox. A VPN helps you achieve this goal. You can choose different servers provided by the VPN and it will mask your IP with a new one. You can be living in US, UK, Japan and other countries on the Internet. 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 use Dropbox any time when traveling in China.

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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 use Dropbox 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 use Dropbox 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 Dropbox 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.

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.

Best VPNs to safely use Dropbox 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 unblock Dropbox in China 2017 review.

NO.1: ExpressVPN
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 & Vimeo 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 use DropBox in China on Samsung S8


Internet limitation in China is outrageous because of a comprehensive assortment of laws and managerial controls. It is not easy to access western websites like Google, YouTube, Facebook and Dropbox. In those years, they keep updating the national firewall to censor the Internet activities effectively. More than sixty Internet controls have been made by the legislature of China, which have been connected by area branches of state-possessed ISPs, organizations, and associations. Therefore, it is very necessary to get a reliable VPN to unblock Dropbox in China which helps to get a new IP as well as to make online data encrypted. When connecting, it masks your original IP to the server. And, it shows your VPN server other than China. It is important to be noted that not all VPNs are equally suitable for getting through the Great Firewall of China. You need the one which is specially developed for China Internet censorship. Still have problem in using Dropbox in China? Get a VPN!

Kindly Reminder: If you have any question regarding how to safely use Dropbox 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, last updated on October 15, 2017 2:09 am | How to set up VPN

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