Orbot: Tor for Android

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About this app

Orbot is a free VPN and proxy app that empowers other apps to use the internet more securely. Orbot uses Tor to encrypt your Internet traffic and then hides it by bouncing through a series of computers around the world. Tor is free software and an open network that helps you defend against a form of network surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy, confidential business activities and relationships, and state security known as traffic analysis.

★ Traffic Privacy
Encrypted traffic from any app, through the Tor network, gives you the highest standard of security and privacy.

★ Stop Snooping
No extra eyes know what apps you are using, and when, or can stop you from using them.

★ No History
No central logging of your traffic history or IP address by your network operator and app servers.

Orbot is the only app that creates a truly private internet connection. As the New York Times writes, “when a communication arrives from Tor, you can never know where or whom it’s from.”

Tor won the 2012 Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) Pioneer Award.

★ ACCEPT NO SUBSTITUTES: Orbot is the official Tor VPN for Android. Orbot bounces your encrypted traffic several times through computers around the world, instead of connecting you directly like traditional VPNs and proxies. This process takes a little longer, but the strongest privacy and identity protection available is worth the wait.
★ PRIVACY FOR APPS: Any installed app can use Tor via the Orbot VPN feature, or if it has a proxy feature, using the settings found here: https://goo.gl/2OA1y Use Orbot with Twitter, or try private web searching with DuckDuckGo: https://goo.gl/lgh1p
★ PRIVACY FOR EVERYONE: Orbot prevents someone watching your connection from knowing what apps you are using or websites you visit. All anyone monitoring your network traffic can see is that you're using Tor.

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★ ABOUT US: Guardian Project is a group of developers that make secure mobile apps and open-source code for a better tomorrow.
★ OPEN-SOURCE: Orbot is free software. Take a look at our source code, or join the community to make it better: https://github.com/guardianproject/orbot
★ MESSAGE US: Are we missing your favorite feature? Found an annoying bug? We’d love to hear from you! Send us an email: support@guardianproject.info

Guardian Project makes apps that are designed to protect your security and anonymity. The protocols that we use are widely regarded as the state of the art in security technology. While we are constantly upgrading our software to combat the latest threats and eliminate bugs, no technology is 100% foolproof. For maximum security and anonymity users must utilize best practices to keep themselves safe. You can find a good introductory guide to these topics at https://securityinabox.org
Updated on
May 2, 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
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Ratings and reviews

184K reviews
Brent C
February 5, 2024
This is a great alternative to the Tor app!!! The Tor app didn't work on my phone for some reason after installing it and deleting and reinstalling it etc. This worked easily and a huge perk is that it works on any browser! I used it on any browser after making one or two minor changes. I think that perk makes it so much better. Didn't crash or cause me any problems. Thank you!
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A Google user
September 11, 2019
During the recent days, it is the second time for me to update since the last stable version. It still died intermittently but better than last update. Sometimes it doesn't work completely. And it doesn't disappear from the "recent using app" screen. Also, the Tor icon on notification bar doesn't display the flow signal, so I can't be sure that Tor is working. Would you please release a better and stable version? Thanks.
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A Google user
December 14, 2019
To be honest its all on the processing speed of the user's phone and internet connection. The moment I purchased a good phone with reliable service I've never had an issue. You should always delete it when your done, including anything you downloaded while using it. It's a great experience if you know what your doing. Most people dont even use all the setting properly. I love this and love how it doesn't even have to be a third party app. Gooood orbot!!!!
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What's new

- Major update to new Orbot UI for v17
- updates to Snowflake, Lyrebird/Obfsproxy and other bridges
- fixes for Kindness (Snowflake Proxy) mode
- updated languages and locales