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Hide your IP to protect your privacy

Your IP can reveal a lot about you: your location, torrent downloads, and even comments online. Use Surfshark to hide your IP and safeguard your privacy.

Why would I want to hide my IP?

Hide your real location

Appear like you’re connecting from a different country

Secure your digital privacy

Prevent your real identity from being connected to your online identity

Stay anonymous online

Make sure your comments in forums are not tied to your IP

Protect your online activity

Keep your torrent download history private

Use an IP hider to protect yourself online


A VPN is the best way to mask your IP

Masking your IP is safe and easy with a reliable, security-focused VPN. Read more about IP masking here. Other popular but unsafe methods to mask an IP address are proxy spoofing, and using incognito mode.

Spoofing your IP with a proxy

A common way to fake your IP is using proxy servers. Their quality can vary, from having adequate security to being downright dangerous. Some of them keep logs, offer outdated or no encryption, and collect your personal information.

Can incognito mode or private mode mask your IP?

Incognito or private mode doesn’t change your IP at all – it simply doesn’t record your browsing history on your device. This doesn’t mean your browsing history is automatically private (your Internet Service Provider can still access it), and you’re still using the internet with your original IP address.

How can I change my IP address with Surfshark?

Step 1

Sign in to your account, or click ‘Get started’ below to create a new one.

Step 2

Open the Surfshark app on any of your devices & click ‘Connect’.

Step 3

That’s it! Your IP is hidden and your traffic is encrypted.

Hide your IP with Surfshark VPN

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