The easiest way to connect a VPN on Android is to subscribe to a plan with a company that provides its own mobile application. These applications are usually available in the Google Play Store and only require you to log into the account you created when you subscribed. Once connected, connecting to the VPN only requires pressing a button or switch and then turning it off when you no longer want to connect. In addition, these applications facilitate switching between the different regions and servers offered by the provider.
The exact process for connecting to a VPN on Android varies depending on the service you sign up for, although the apps all work in the same general way:
1. Download your VPN provider’s Android app from the Google Play Store. You can find the app by looking for a download link on the provider’s website or by searching for its name in the App Store.
2. Once the app is installed, launch it for the first time. You will be prompted to enter your login credentials, such as a username and password.
3. Enter your credentials and then, if necessary, complete the security challenge, for example by entering a verification code sent in a text message.
4. Now that you are logged into the app, you can tap the “Connect” button or toggle to connect to the VPN.
Most of these mobile VPN apps have dedicated buttons for pause and disconnect, giving you two different options to end the connection when it’s no longer needed. You may also have more advanced options like a “kill switch”, which will prevent your device from sending internet traffic if the VPN connection drops.