Tor Browser for Android

Tor Browser for Android is the only official mobile browser supported and developed by the Tor Project. It is like the desktop Tor Browser, but for your Android mobile device. Some of the prime features of Tor Browser for Android include: reducing tracking across websites, defending against surveillance, resisting browser fingerprinting, and circumventing censorship.

DESCARGA E INSTALACIÓN

There exists Tor Browser for Android and Tor Browser for Android (alpha). Non-technical users should get Tor Browser for Android, as this is stable and less prone to errors. Tor Browser for Android is available on Play Store, F-droid and the Tor Project website. It is very risky to download Tor Browser outside of these three platforms.

Google Play

You can install Tor Browser for Android from Google Play Store.

F-Droid

The Guardian Project provides Tor Browser for Android on their F-Droid repository. If you would prefer installing the app from F-Droid, please follow these steps:

  1. Install the F-Droid app on your Android device from the F-droid website.

  2. After installing F-Droid, open the app.

  3. At the lower-right-hand corner, open "Settings".

  4. Under the "My Apps" section, open Repositories.

  5. Toggle "Guardian Project Official Releases" as enabled.

  6. Now F-Droid downloads the list of apps from the Guardian Project's repository (Note: this may take a few minutes).

  7. Tap the Back button at the upper-left-hand corner.

  8. Open "Latest" at the lower-left-hand corner.

  9. Open the search screen by tapping the magnifying glass at the lower-right side.

  10. Search for "Tor Browser for Android".

  11. Open the query result by "The Tor Project" and install.

The Tor Project website

You can also get Tor Browser for Android by downloading and installing the apk from the Tor Project website.

RUNNING TOR BROWSER FOR ANDROID FOR THE FIRST TIME

When you run Tor Browser for the first time, you will see the option to connect directly to the Tor network, or to configure Tor Browser for your connection with the settings icon.

Conectar

Connect to Tor Browser for Android

En la mayoría de los casos escoger "Conectar" te permitirá conectar a la red Tor sin ninguna configuración adicional. Once clicked, changing sentences will appear at the bottom of the screen, indicating Tor’s connection progress. If you are on a relatively fast connection, but this text seems to get stuck at a certain point, see the Troubleshooting page for help solving the problem.

Configurar

Configure Tor Browser for Android

Si sabés que tu conexión está censurada, deberías seleccionar el icono de configuración. El Navegador Tor te llevará a través de una serie de opciones de configuración. La primera pantalla, pregunta si el acceso a la red Tor está bloqueado o censurado en tu conexión. Si sabes que tu conexión está censurada, o has intentado conectar a la red Tor y no han funcionado otras soluciones, haz click en la casilla. You will then be taken to the Circumvention screen to configure a pluggable transport.

Evasión

Los repetidores puente son repetidores Tor que no están listados en el directorio público de Tor. Los puentes son útiles para los usuarios de Tor que se conectan en sitios bajo regímenes opresivos, y para la gente que quiere una capa extra de seguridad porque les preocupa que alguien reconozca que están contactando con una dirección IP pública de Tor.

Para usar un transporte conectable, haz clic en el icono 'Configurar' cuando inicies Tor Browser por primera vez. The first screen asks if access to the Tor network is censored on your connection. Click on the switch to toggle it.

Censored internet on Tor Browser for Android

The next screen provides the option to either use a built-in bridge or custom bridge. With the "Select a bridge" option, you will have two options: "obfs4" and "meek-azure".

Select a bridge on Tor Browser for Android

Selected a bridge on Tor Browser for Android

If you choose the "Provide a Bridge I know" option, then you have to enter a bridge address.

Provide a bridge on Tor Browser for Android

Provide brigde addresses on Tor Browser for Android

GESTIONAR IDENTIDADES

Nueva Identidad

New Identity on Tor Browser for Android

When Tor Browser is running, you would see so in your phone's notification panel along with the button "NEW IDENTITY". Clicking on this button will provide you with a new identity. Unlike in Tor Browser for Desktop, the "NEW IDENTITY" button in Tor Browser for Android does not prevent your subsequent browser activity from being linkable to what you were doing before. Selecting it will only change your Tor circuit.

Configuración de seguridad

Security settings and security slider on Tor Browser for Android

Security settings disable certain web features that can be used to attack your security and anonymity. Tor Browser for Android provides the same three security levels that are available on desktop. You can modify the security level by following given steps:

  • Tap on a button of 3 vertical dots in URL bar.
  • Scroll down and tap on "Security Settings".
  • You can now select an option from the security level slider.

ACTUALIZAR

El Navegador Tor debe estar actualizado en todo momento. Si usas una versión obsoleta del software, te expones a graves fallos de seguridad que podrían comprometer tu privacidad y anonimato. You can update Tor Browser automatically or manually.

ACTUALIZAR EL NAVEGADOR TOR AUTOMÁTICAMENTE

This method assumes that you have either Google Play or F-droid installed on your mobile device.

Google Play

Updating Tor Browser for Android on Google Play

Click on the hamburger menu next to the search bar and navigate to "My apps & games" > "Updates". If you find Tor Browser on the list of apps which need updating, select it and click the "Update" button.

F-Droid

Updating Tor Browser for Android on F-droid

Click on "Settings", then go to "Manage installed apps". On the next screen, select Tor Browser and finally click on the "Update" button.

Actualizar manualmente Tor Browser para Android

Visit the Tor Project website and download a copy of the latest Tor Browser release, then install it as before. In most cases, this latest version of Tor Browser will install over the older version, thereby upgrading the browser. If doing this fails to update the browser, you may have to uninstall Tor Browser before reinstalling it. With Tor Browser closed, remove it from your system by uninstalling it using your device's settings. Depending on your mobile device's brand, navigate to Settings > Apps, then select Tor Browser and click on the "Uninstall" button. Afterwards,download the latest Tor Browser release and install it.

DESINSTALAR

Tor Browser for Android can be uninstalled directly from F-droid, Google Play or from your mobile device's app settings.

Google Play

Uninstalling Tor Browser for Android on Google Play

Click on the hamburger menu next to the search bar and navigate to "My apps & games" > "Installed". Select Tor Browser from the list of installed apps, then press the "Uninstall" button.

F-Droid

Uninstalling Tor Browser for Android on F-droid

Click on "Settings", then go to "Manage installed apps". On the next screen, select Tor Browser and finally click on the "Uninstall" button.

Mobile device app settings

Uninstalling Tor Browser for Android using device app settings

Depending on your mobile device's brand, navigate to Settings > Apps, then select Tor Browser and click on the "Uninstall" button.

PROBLEMAS CONOCIDOS

At the moment, there are some features which are not available in Tor Browser for Android, but are currently available in Tor Browser for desktop.

  • You can't see your Tor circuit. #25764
  • Custom obfs4 bridges not working. #30767
  • 'Clear private data' option does not clear browsing history. #27592
  • Tor Browser for Android does not connect when moved to the SD Card. #31814
  • You can't take screenshots while using Tor Browser for Android. #27987
  • You can't save images. #31013

More about Tor on mobile devices

Orfox

Orfox was first released in 2015 by The Guardian Project, with the aim of giving Android users a way to browse the internet over Tor. Over the next three years, Orfox continously improved and became a popular way for people to browse the internet with more privacy than standard browsers, and Orfox was crucial for helping people circumvent censorship and access blocked sites and critical resources. In 2019, Orfox was sunsetted after the official Tor Browser for Android was released.

Orbot

Orbot is a free proxy app that empowers other apps to use the Tor network. Orbot uses Tor to encrypt your Internet traffic. Then you can use it with other apps installed on your mobile device to circumvent censorship and protect against surveillance. Orbot can be downloaded and installed from Google Play. Check out our Support portal to know if you need both Tor Browser for Android and Orbot or either one.

Tor Browser for iOS

There is no Tor Browser for iOS. Recomendamos una aplicación para iOS llamada Onion Browser, de código abierto, que usa enrutamiento Tor y está desarrollada por alguien que trabaja estrechamente con Tor Project. Sin embargo, Apple requiere que los navegadores en iOS usen algo llamado Webkit, que evita que el navegador Onion tenga las mismas protecciones de privacidad que el Navegador Tor.

Conoce más sobre el Onion Browser Descarga Onion Browser desde la App Store.

Tor Browser for Windows Phone

Actualmente no existe un método soportado para ejecutar Tor en Windows Phone.