How to Unblock Signal Encrypted Application in China

Unblock Signal in China
Unblock Signal in China

We often get a question: Does Signal work in China?

Well, due to Great Chinese Firewall many sites and applications are blocked in China and this encrypted messenger as well.

Signal doesn’t work in China. Not calling outside of China anyways. Fails to connect.

How to use Signal in China?

Unblock Signal in China

Fortunately it is not so difficult to bypass Internet limits in China because all the restrictions are based on Chinese IP Address.

So hiding your IP address you can easily access blocked websites and applications and avoid Internet censorship in China.

The most popular tools to bypass Chinese geo restrictions are:

The Best Tools to unblock Signal and others sites in China

The most popular are:

  1. VPN service
  2. DNS
  3. Proxy
  4. TOR browser.

We would recommend using VPN as the most secure and reliable way to use Signal in China.

VPN for Signal in China

To use Youtube in China you need:

  1. Get VPN
  2. Setup vpn connection
  3. Open Youtube and enjoy millions of videos.

It is easy to setup vpn connection in your devices.

You can see complete vpn setup instructions here.

Setup VPN Instructions

How to unblock Signal in China on iPhone

To watch Youtube in China on your iOS device (iPad or iPhone) you need to do the next:

  1. Get your VPN account data
  2. Setup Open VPN or L2TP vpn
  3. Use Youtube without any restrictions.

Sahrzad OpenVPN setup Guides for iPhone, iPad, iPad mini

1. Setup OpenVPN Connect application from AppStore on your iOS device.

2. We send you configuration file *.ovpn (file name can be different depending on the server location)
You can find it in the attachment to the letter that we send you.

Please open it on your iOS device in Mail app and select Open it in OpenVPN.
Very important to open config file exactly in Mail app. Otherwise it can’t be opened by OpenVPN application.
setup openvpn in iPhone/iPad, step 1

3. Click + in the right bottom corner. The next window should appear
setup openvpn in iPhone/iPad, step 2

4. Enter ‘UserID’ and ‘Password’. ‘UserID’ is your VPN username. Tick ‘Save’ and switch ‘Connection’ to ON.
setup openvpn in iPhone/iPad, step 3


Sahrzad VPN setup Guides for iOS 10

To make a new vpn connection in your iOS device you need to do the next:

1. Go to Settings > General > VPN
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2. Click Add VPN Configuration. Select L2TP VPN and click Back

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3. Input you VPN account data – server, account and password. You get these data from Sahrzad service in the e-mail after ordering vpn. Fill the Secret field – secret (small letters)

Please note:Server address must be exactly as in your account data (without http://, www or any other symbols)

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4. Tap Done to save the settings.

setup vpn in iPhone/iPad 4


Once you have created vpn connection you can switch it on and off on the main settings screen.


Below you can see the list of sites which are restricted in the country due to Chinese censorship.

Sites and Services Blocked in China

Search Websites Banned in China

Website URL
Un Encrypted
Google APIs *
Google Japan

Email Service Blocked in China

Website URL
Google Mail

Social Networks Restricted in China

Unblock Youtube in China
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Website URL
Google Plus
Emma Plurkett
Twister (software)

Adult Sites Banned in China

Website URL

Audio Website Banned in China

Website URL

Maps Service Banned in China

Website URL
Google Maps

News Sites Banned in China

Website URL
Le Monde
Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation
The Epoch Times
The Epoch Times(Chinese Edition)
New Tang Dynasty Television
Tibet Post
The Economist

Portals Blocked in China

Website URL
Yahoo! Taiwan
Yahoo! Hong Kong
Yahoo! Japan
excite (Japan)

Publication Blocked in China

Website URL
The New York Times
The Independent
Yomiuri News
Sponichi News
Nikkei BP Japan

Sharing Services Blocked in China

Website URL
Google Docs
The Pirate Bay
Nico Video

Shopping Websites Blocked in China

Website URL
Rakuten Market
Amazon Japan

Hosting Solutions Not Available in China

Website URL
Google Sites
Google Appspot