How to Match Browser Location Settings to External IP Address

How to Match Browser Location Settings to External IP Address

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Proxies have come a long way, and have become more useful today. They are intermediary servers that stand in the path of your connection to the internet. So when you send requests to the web, these requests pass through proxies before getting to your target. They also receive responses and pass the same to you.

So with a proxy, there is no direct communication between you and the internet. The use of proxies can also be a problem, and lead to blocks if your browser location settings as obtained from browser fingerprints don’t match with that of your IP settings. This is where the IP checker comes in.

IP checker helps you avoid any blocks or red flags that may be raised due to the mismatch between your browser and IP information. This is possible by altering the profile settings of your browser fingerprint to match that of the proxy you have connected to.

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How IP Checker Works to Match Your Browser Location Settings to Your Proxy

When you access the web, the IP checker you use would create a browser fingerprint based on the IP address settings you are using. this way, they would be a match and the website would recognize you. what the IP checker does here is to modify the time zone and country so that they would be a match with the IP address.

If you choose to use a proxy, the IP checker would first confirm that the proxy is valid. After this check has been concluded and the proxy is valid, the IP checker would alter your browser fingerprints. The alteration would be based on the IP settings of the proxy to ensure a match.

The IP checker runs in the background and automatically adjusts location settings and fingerprints whenever you use a new proxy. Differences in IP settings and browser location settings can ruin your task due to blocks but an IP checker helps you prevent this.

You would always see your proxy locations on the interface, or you can check location manually.

If you wish to create your browser fingerprint, you have the option to override IP checker. This way, the IP checker wouldn’t automatically adjust your browser fingerprint settings to match that of your proxy. You would have to do it yourself. This however isn’t recommended unless you know what you are doing.

IP checker, just as anything else has been upgraded to ensure you get better security and location checks. Since IP checks and matching now takes place dynamically, the accuracy would be improved.

Also Read : Why Hide Your IP Address? (Five Ways to Hide Your IP Address)

Check That Your Browser Location Setting Has Changed

To confirm that your browser location settings have changed, you can either use google maps or Whoer IP checker.

With Whoer, launch the website after you have connected to a proxy and note the IP address and system location. Both of them would match if your IP checker worked, and you may now proceed without fear of any red flags being raised.

You can also visit google maps and allow google to access your device’s location. If your IP checker worked, your location would be the same as that of your IP address. but if it didn’t work, they would be different.

Such differences are suspicious and are the reason why many websites block you even if you use a proxy.

Simply connecting to a proxy wouldn’t change your location on a browser as the fingerprints can still recognize you. And so websites with premium security systems would be able to detect your real location and note the difference.

How to Change Your Chrome Browser Location Settings for PC

  1. Launch Chrome on your PC
  2. At the top right hand of your screen, you will see three dots. Click on it and select ‘Settings’ from the dropdown menu
  3. Click on the ‘Advanced’ option at the left hand and click ‘Privacy and Security’


  1. Click on ‘Site Settings’


  1. Click on ‘Location’


  1. You will see a toggle switch beside ‘Ask before accessing (Recommended)’. Click on it to switch to ‘Blocked’. When ‘Blocked’ is on, the websites would be unable to access your location.


Change Chrome Browser Settings On iPhone

  1. Go to Settings on your iPhone
  2. Scroll down in search of chrome and tap it

  1. Tap ‘Location’

  1. Tick on either ‘Never’, ‘Ask Next Time’, or ‘While Using the App’

Change Chrome Browser Settings for Android

  1. Launch the Chrome app

  2. You will see three dots at the top right corner of your screen. Tap it and select ‘Settings’ from the dropdown menu

  3. Tap on ‘Site Settings’

  4. Tap on ‘Location’

  5. Switch the location toggle to ‘Blocked’ or ‘Ask before allowing sites to know your location’

    Also Read : 5 Ways to Reduce the Risk of Getting Your Proxies Blocked


It’s important to know how to control your privacy when using the internet, especially if you prefer to be safe online. Once you access the internet, you give out a lot of information and it could be used against you, depending on who is watching.

If you rather use a proxy to mask your location when accessing the internet, be sure to use an IP checker.

An IP checker ensures that your browser location settings match that of your IP address settings. By this, you can avoid raising red flags and getting your IP banned from the site.

Every browser you have used has a fingerprint on you. this fingerprint is made up of data that can be used to recognize you when you go online. And so even with a proxy, this fingerprint remains unchanged. An IP checker however ensures that the fingerprint is altered as many times as you try to access the internet using a proxy.

This way, the data websites collect as you send your requests would be the same as that of the fingerprint they have collected on you.

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