According to the Orbot Log the program was able to open a circuit. But if I run a browser check, it still tells me that I am not using tor. I also uses a bridge, but the result stays the same.

How can I ensure that I am using Tor?

Best regards, Severin

  • The bridges have nothing to do with the exit, they're simply guards (entry point of a circuit). Check your proxy configuration and verify you're not only using Orbot, but also applying the Orbot proxy to your network configuration. (SOCKS 4A/5:, HTTP:
    – 19h
    Aug 6, 2015 at 8:42
  • After turning on Orbot, open the Orweb or the Orfox apps.
    – user9860
    Nov 10, 2015 at 8:56

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If you are using Orbot you must be on an Android device. On an android device you can use the duck duck go search browser or Orweb browser as both of these are pre-configured to use Orbot and therefore the Tor system. When you start duck duck go or Orweb browser if Orbot is not running it will ask you if you want to use Orbot and start it for you. both Orbot and Duck Duck Go can be found at the Google play store for free. I hope this helps you Severin

  • It is now recommended to use Orfox instead of Orweb. Apr 8, 2016 at 12:54

Unless specifically configured to do so, Orbot does not connect an entire device to Tor so you have to configured which applications will use it. This is why they provide OrWeb which is pre-configured to use Orbot. You can also use Firefox with a proxy configuration but you'll have to know how to do that.

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