Trying to set up a VPN (virtual private network) account on your Android phone? It’s actually not too hard to do, but what exactly is a VPN and why should you use one? That’s exactly what we aim to explore.
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Why should I use Vpn and what are the Step by Step Procedures on setting up Vpn on Android?
A VPN is a system in which computing devices can reroute internet traffic through a server or computer located anywhere in the world. The main reason for doing this is security. When a company or user can reroute its traffic and hide it from local networks, it becomes harder for intruders to snoop through any files or delicate information.
Other people also use it for hiding their location and unlocking geographically restricted services. For example, Netflix or Hulu may not be available in a country you visit. Using a VPN that reroutes you web surfing to a USA computer would then allow you to use said websites.
There are a few types of VPN protocols supported by Android. These would be PPTP, L2TP and IPsec. For more info on what a VPN is exactly.
How to set up a VPN from the Android settings
- Unlock your phone.
- Open the Settings app.
- Under the “Wireless & networks” section, select “More”.
- Select “VPN”.
- On the top-right corner you will find a + sign, tap it.
- Your network administrator will provide you with all your VPN information. Simply select your desired protocol and enter all the information.
- Hit “Save”.
- You can connect by going back to the VPN settings and selecting your VPN of choice. You will be asked to enter a username and password.
- You can also hit the 3-dot menu button to set your VPN to always be on.