How to setup VPN on Android

The best way to ensure your online privacy and security is with a VPN. Virtual Private Network or VPN for short filters traffic and tunnels through anonymous services around the world to ensure your privacy. However, setting up VPN manually is something that most of the people cannot do by themselves. But there are many apps that can do it for you. Here’s how to setup VPN on Android.

Setup IPVanish VPN on Android

One of the best VPN app for Android is IPVanish VPN. Once you have registered, you can download their app from the Google Play Store. Once installed, follow the instructions and grant all the necessary permissions to make it able to work as intended. That that is it. You can use the app to turn the service on and off your switch between available servers.setup VPN on Android

If the VPN service you use does not have an Android app then the setup process can be a bit longer, but not difficult at all. You will need some settings from your VPN service. Follow the steps below to set up VPN manually;

Step 1: Open Settings.

Step 2: Go to Wireless & Networks and tap on More.

Step 3: Tap on VPN.

Step 4: Tap on + located the upper right corner.

Here, you will be asked to enter few settings that you can find on your VPN service’s website. Consult your VPN company for the settings listed below. Once you’re done, make sure to save the settings.

  1. Name: Name can be anything you wish.
  2. Type: This is the connection type. The popular once are PPTP (Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol) and L2TP (Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol).
  3. Server address: Server address will be provided why the VPN company.
  4. DNS settings
  5. Forwarding routes
  6. Username and Password

Once you’re done, all your traffic will go through the VPN servers and redirected to the required location. VPN works will all your data on the phone.

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