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iPhone and iPad have in the past couple years completely dominated the smart phone and tablet computer market. Smart design and great advertising campaigns proved effective world wide, and the world is waiting with eyes wide open and drool dripping down their chin for iPad 2 and iPhone 5. But, depending on where you live in the world, some of the functions of the iPhone and iPad may not work at full capacity. For example, in countries that censor the Internet, many of the Facebook and YouTube features of the iPhone will not work correctly. On top of this, much of the time spent surfing the Internet on mobile technology like these two devices will be on shared networks. Browsing the Internet on shared networks is just asking to get spied on. These are two reasons why you'll need to change the IP address for your iPhone and iPad.

Internet Censorship

Popular websites go hand in hand with popular technology. Skype, Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo, Gmail, and many other great sites can be tied into your iPhone with various apps. It makes the user experience of the iPhone and iPad smoother, more convenient, and more fun. The problem is that not all of these features will work properly if you live in The Middle East, Southeast Asia, China, or other parts of the world that censor the Internet. To open all features on your iPhone and iPad in these parts of the world, you're going to need to change your IP address. To change the IP address of an iPhone or iPad, you can use virtual private networks.

Shared Networks

What's the point of having an iPhone or iPad if you can't use it on the go? Cafes, airports, hotels, and whatever random wifi you can get a hold of means that you can access the Internet just about anywhere these days. Accessing the Internet from a public wifi zone means you're sharing a network, and an IP address with other users. When you're part of the same network as someone however, it means you share a lot of the same security features, and spying on other users on the network is possible with "packet sniffing" and other tools designed to monitor network traffic. Changing your IP address with a virtual private network means that you can use a public Internet access point to connect to the Internet, but use the IP address from a private network of secure servers located outside the network.

What kind of VPN to get

To change IP address on iPhone or iPad, you can use either a PPTP VPN or a L2TP VPN. Both are secure ways to ensure your privacy and security online, whether you're at your local cafe with a cup of coffee, or halfway around the world.


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