How to use a VPN on Android

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The internet has all kinds of great things. You can watch videos, listen to music, communicate with your friends, and watch videos of animals cross-breeding in the wild. Chances are you don’t want anyone to find out about that last one. In situations like this, we turn to VPNs to anonymize all of our internet traffic. It’s also common for your work to have you use a VPN to access servers and receive emails and whatnot. You can also use a VPN to bypass blocked internet content, if you live in a third world country like England. Well believe it or not, you don’t need to get on your computer to access your VPN. Your can do this right from your Android phone or tablet. I’ll show you how. Trust me.

Find a VPN Service

There are very few VPN services for free. The ones that are free don’t last long before they have to start charging. So if you don’t already have a VPN service, check out this list by pcmag.com to find one that will work for you.

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Setup the VPN

Head over to Settings > More > VPN and you’ll find the section where you’ll enter in the credentials for your VPN.

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VPN Apps

If this is all a little too much for you, there’s an easier way! You can setup a VPN with one of the many easy VPN apps available on the Play store. Now with this option you will be able to snag a few free services. The free ones will not be as fast as paid VPNs and they will be supported by ads. So just keep that in the back of your head.

Here are a few of the best VPN apps available on the Play store.

Betternet : Unlimited Free VPN

This is the most popular VPN for Android. With over 100,000 users, you can be sure that this app is well supported.

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Free Unlimited VPN | Touch VPN

If you’re looking for something that’s just simple as soup, Touch VPN get’s you up and running in just one touch. It’s also free, if you’re into that kind of stuff.

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Play store link

Hideman VPN

This VPN app is cool because you can chose the location of your VPN. This comes in handy when you’re trying to bypass content restrictions.

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Play store link

So get your VPN fired up before you do anything too risky on the internet. You never know who’s watch! 😉