Getting started with Mobile Proxies

Learn about Bright Data’s Mobile proxies, how to get started, what are the guidelines, and some tips for best use.

Bright Data's Mobile Proxy Network

Bright Data’s Mobile Proxy Network is a network of 7 million mobile IPs that come from people all over the world. These mobile residential IPs are distributed by ISPs to be used for people's mobile devices, and these real people opt-in and share their IP with our peer-to-peer mobile network.

This allows you to connect to real mobile connections in every country and city across the world, using 3G/4G mobile connections, and access the internet as any real mobile user would. Our network is complete with ASN, carrier, and mobile network targeting capabilities.

Best for

  • Browsing sophisticated target websites as a real user would with his mobile phone.
  • Business intelligence, competitor analysis, Ads verification, app quality assurance, and more
  • Teams who need our Residential networks capability, with a focus on mobile devices

If you are looking for another proxy solution that tackles different challenges check out our other proxy products.

Quick Start

  1. Sign in to Bright Data's control panel
    • If you haven’t yet signed up for Bright Data, you can sign up for free, and when adding your payment method, you’ll receive a $5 credit to get you started!
  2. Create your new Mobile proxy
    • Navigate to ‘My Proxies’ page, and under 'Mobile Proxies’ click ‘Get started’

Note: If you already have an active proxy, simply choose ‘Add proxy’ at the top right corner

  1. In the ‘Create a new proxy” page, choose and input a name for your new Mobile proxy zone

Note: Please select a meaningful name, as the zone’s name cannot be changed once created.

  1. IP type
        Choose one of two IP types for your Mobile proxy zone:
    • Shared - IPs that are shared across multiple users
      • Best for: When you want a cost-efficient option, and you don’t require IP exclusivity. 
      • Geolocation targeting: If you plan to target specific locations based on City, Zip code, or ASN, you’ll need to add that here (by default only “Country” is enabled). Learn more about location targeting while sending your request. 

    • Dedicated IP - IPs that are set aside for your use only.
      • Best for: When you need to access websites with an exclusive IP address. 
      • IP Groups (GIPs): Add in this section how many you need 
      • Geolocation targeting: Please select a country and if you plan to target specific cities within, you can add that as well. Learn more about geolocation targeting with a dedicated IP.

Tip regarding geolocation: Since your IPs are automatically allocated, it is recommended to set up a separate Mobile proxy, for each geolocation you wish to target.

    1. To create and save your proxy, click ‘Add proxy’ 
    2. Choosing your track for Mobile Network Access
      We offer two tracks:
      • Immediate access - This proxy network allows targeting over 240+ pre-approved websites that are compliant with our Terms of Service. You won’t need to complete a full KYC (Know-your-customer) process for this track.
      • Full access - This proxy network allows targeting our pre-approved sites plus any sites that are specifically approved for your use case during your KYC review.
        Note: When continuing with ‘Full access’ you’ll be prompted to begin our KYC review process.

        Our KYC review is a short procedure made for us to get to know you better, verify your identity, and understand your target use cases. You may submit your KYC at any point.
        A note on Account verification:

        If you haven’t yet added a payment method, you’ll be prompted to add one at this point in order to verify your account. If it’s your first time using Bright Data, then you’ll also receive a $5 bonus credit to get you started!

        Be advised: You will not be charged anything at this point and this is solely for verification purposes


  1. Sending your first Mobile proxy request

    After verifying your account above, you can now send your first request.
    In your proxy zone’s ‘Access parameters’ tab, you’ll find your API credentials which include your Username (Customer_ID), Zone name (attached to username), and Password

  • Copy the ‘Base CURL’ test example in the black code block on that page and paste it into your CMD prompt
  • It should look like the following when pasted (with your credentials and zone swapped in):
    curl--proxy --proxy-user brd-customer-<CUSTOMER_ID>-zone-<ZONE_NAME>:<ZONE_PASSWORD> "" 
  • Press ‘Enter’ to send your request and if it’s successful, the expected output should look like the following:
{"ip":"ALLOCATED_IP","country":"PK","asn":{"asnum":203020,"org_name":"HostRoyale Technologies Pvt Ltd"},"geo":{"city":"Islamabad","region":"IS","region_name":"Islamabad","postal_code":"44040","latitude":33.7233,"longitude":73.0435,"tz":"Asia/Karachi","lum_city":"islamabad","lum_region":"is"}}
  • Now, simply try it with any domain you would like to target, replacing  “” with your target domain. That’s it!

Additional info and resources

Dynamic Proxy Integration Tutorial

An in-depth interactive display of all our API use cases, code integrations, and advanced configurations

API Documentation

Explore more advanced API documentation and see more use cases and features 

Monitoring Mobile Network Usage and Statistics 

You can fully monitor your proxy usage and statistics live and also see a history per day/month

User Permissions

Easily add, remove, and change user permissions for the control panel and API

Pricing & Billing

See more about how pricing is calculated for your Mobile proxy

Mobile Network Policy

Review the different types of Mobile Network access tracks, how they differ, and learn about our KYC process.



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