Will Verduzco · Oct 25, 2013 at 07:00 pm

Easily Access the Android VPN Settings Menu

If you frequently connect to a VPN in order to remotely access your home or office internal network, you have probably gotten used to navigating to the VPN page in your settings menu. Normally in stock Android, the process involves going to Settings, clicking “More” under Wireless and Networks, and finally going into the VPN page.

Thankfully for those who wishing to save a few taps, XDA Forum Member luisarn created a simple shortcut application that takes you directly to Android’s stock VPN page. The app, which is really more of an extremely time-saving shortcut, weighs in at just 21 KB. Those keeping track will be quick to note that many custom launchers and shortcut creation apps allow users to make direct shortcuts to certain activities within the Settings app. However for those without such tools installed, luisarn’s app is an extremely lightweight and simple solution to an otherwise cumbersome problem.

Make your way over to the application thread for easy access to Android’s VPN menu.

Please note that all this does is bring you to Android’s built in VPN settings page. This means, you can only use PPTP, L2TP, and IPSec VPNs. OpenVPN users will still need a dedicated app. And to avoid the VPN Warning dialog with said app, I would suggest using the Auto VPN Dialog Confirm Xposed module by developer plaisthos.


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Will Verduzco is the Portal Administrator for the XDA-Developers Portal. He has been addicted to mobile technology since the HTC Wizard. But starting with the Nexus One, his gadget love affair shifted to Google's little green robot. He is also a Johns Hopkins University graduate in neuroscience and is now currently studying to become a physician.
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