Note: There is a bug in the current version of Orweb (0.6.1 and older) that may leak information about you, such as your IP address, to the website owners if you are viewing HTML5 based videos. Orweb will still allow you to circumvent censorship and prevent you from being spied on by your Internet Service Provider (ISP) but we do not recommend it to be used to view sites that may be considered hostile. For more information on the issue see the developers' response.
Orweb will only work properly after installing and configuring Orbot.
Remember, if you previously created a mail or blog without using Orweb, the site will still know your real location even if you return using Orweb.
If you want stronger anonymity while using Orweb other steps need to be taken including:
never access accounts made in your real name.
never give your personal data.
never do the same things that you do when not trying to be anonymous.
Step 1: On your Android device, download and install the app from the Google Play store store by tapping .
Figure 1: Orweb in the Google Play store
Note:Orweb can also be downloaded directly or from the third party F-Droid store.
Step 2: Before the installation process begins, you will be prompted to review the access the application will have on your phone. Review this carefully. Once your are happy with the permissions that will be granted, press to start the installation. If you do not agree with the permissions that will be granted, press the back button and the installation will be cancelled.
Figure 2: Permissions required
Step 3: Once Orweb downloads and installation has completed, you can press to start the application.
Step 1: To open Orweb you tap the application's icon.
Step 2:Orweb will launch and automatically try to connect to https://check.torproject.org, to ensure that its connection to the Tor network is working. If it can connect, you will see a message telling you that your browser is configured to use Tor. If Orweb can not connect to the website you will see an error message in the browser. If this happens, it is suggested that you check that Orbot is installed and running on your android device if this happens.