How Do I Turn Off My IP Address?

Sorry, but you can’t turn off your IP address. Even if you were able to do so, you wouldn’t be able to use the Internet. When you go to a website, your browser sends along your IP address. The server then knows where to send the page that you requested. The same is true for apps like BitTorrent; people running BitTorrent can’t send you data unless they know your address.

However, all is not lost. Imagine that you have a house with no address, but you still want to receive mail. You could rent a box at the Post Office and then give out that address. On the Internet, you can do the same thing with a Virtual Private Network (VPN) such as IPVanish.

Further reading: Tips to Avoid IP-Address Tracking.

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