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How to Use WhatsApp in China on Samsung S8?

Hey. I got problem. I can’t send message via WhatsApp. In the past week, I found something wrong was going on with WhatsApp, but still could use it to send message. When I was about to contact my friend last night, I couldn’t do anything with it. How do I fix that to use WhatsApp in China on my Samsung S8.

Brief Information of WhatsApp

WhatsApp is one of the most popular instant messaging app. It is a fast, simple, safe and free way to contact your family and friends from different countries. You can send instant text message, voice message, picture and video to your friends any time. Besides, you can give a video call just like you are talking face to face so that you can express and understand each other effectively. The WhatsApp voice and video call are made via the phone’s network connection. That does not consume the operator’s scheduled call minutes. Therefore, you don’t have to worry about expensive phone calls. Last but not least, end-to-end encryption was added to application versions of WhatsApp. When the information and the call are end-to-end encrypted, only you and the other side of the communication can read or listen to the content sent. No one else (including WhatsApp) can intercept or monitor the sent content. This is why it is so popular all over the world. However, it is not working good in China.

Why WhatsApp is Blocked in China?

WhatsApp is owned by Facebook. Though Facebook has been blocked in China since 2009, people still can use WhatsApp. It worked fine. However, WhatsApp has experienced brief disruptions to service with users unable to send video chats or photos over the past few months. Now, even text messages are completely blocked. According to reliable sources, China may have recently upgraded its firewall to detect and block. The censors may have developed specialized software to interfere with WhatsApp. So far, no official announcement is made. Some experts believe that WhatsApp may have been a target because the app offers end-to-end encryption, which keeps users’ messages private. That stops the Chinese government from monitoring and censoring their communications. As we all know, China regularly tightens its internet restrictions with consistent text messaging blocking and throttling. They took action to make sure things are under control. The Chinese government runs a huge apparatus of internet filters known as the Great Firewall, which it uses to censor content that it deems harmful. WhatsApp is shut down as Facebook’s only remaining stake in China.

How to Use WhatsApp in China

Though WhatsApp is completely blocked in China, you still can find a way to access it. The Great Firewall of China works according to your IP address. Your China-based IP need to be hidden so that it will not give away your real location. A new IP address which helps you go through the censorship is required. Your IP address will be masked and external observers and the websites you visit can’t determine your real IP address. That’s how a VPN helps. It disguises internet traffic to circumvent censorship. A VPN will allow you to bypass the firewall and access WhatsApp and any other website you want.

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 WhatsApp 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 WhatsApp on Samsung S8 in China
To use WhatsApp 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 WhatsApp on iOS in China
Below you can see simple instructions how to use WhatsApp 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 use WhatsApp 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.

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. 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 WhatsApp 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 use WhatsApp 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 whatsapp in China on Samsung S8

Conclusion

Can’t access WhatsApp in China? Don’t want to give up such a wonderful messaging app? We can tell you that you don’t have to give up. A VPN will help you use WhatsApp again. Even though there are several free options such as Freegate, they are extremely slow. They are proxy but not VPN. You barely can send message with them. Forget about video call. It is very important to choose the right VPN. There are tons of VPN outside there in the market, but only a few works well in China. Many of the VPNs do not work normally anymore because the Great Firewall is being constantly updated and it’s becoming more difficult to bypass it every day. You need to make sure that the VPN is not outdated. A reliable VPN offers a large number of protocols and servers. You need more protocols and servers because the Great Firewall is being constantly updated. A right VPN also encrypts your online activities. It prevents sensitive information leak. With a VPN, you can use WhatsApp to communicate with your friend safely and instantly. Some of you may wonder if using WhatsApp or VPN is legal in China. As far as we know, using a VPN in China is legal. You can use them. However, it is suggested not to get involved in contradictory rumors and sensitive political activities related to China. Otherwise, your connection will be blocked soon. We suggest you use a VPN to help you bypass the censorship and use WhatsApp in China. Your messaging app will work securely, stably and fast.

Kindly Reminder: If you have any question regarding how to safely use WhatsApp in China on Samsung S8 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 15, 2017 2:59 am | How to Guides

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