A virtual private network, also known as a VPN, is a private network that extends across a public network or internet. It enables users to send and receive data across shared or public networks as if their computing devices were directly connected to the private network. VPN has so many benefits for all types of users. It provides security, allows you to access remote networks from across the globe or it can help you when handling sensitive data for your job and don’t want to get fired.

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But this is not the major reasons why Android users use VPN in their devices. It is almost all the time to simply download something from the play store that is otherwise not available for your location or region.  Setting up a VPN for your android device is a simple task. Today we will give you step by step instructions on how to setup a VPN for an Android device.

Though there are many apps that help you setup a VPN, I will we showing you how to do it without any app by using only the Android os

Goto ‘VPN’ option in Settings

In every device running a factory Android os, there will an option to add VPN.  Go to Settings, click ‘more’ and in the menu that appears select VPN.

Click ‘+’

When the VPN option is clicked a new menu appears showing you all your existing VPN connections. Click ‘+’button that will be visible in the top right corner of the screen.

Edit your VPN profile

A new menu appears asking you to define your VPN profile. You will be asked to enter Name, Type, and Server. Type in any name that you chose and select the type you think is suitable for your connection. Then you have to enter the server to which you want to connect. If you don’t have a server to connect simply search online and it will give you thousands of servers that you can connect to. After you have given all these information click on ‘Save’.

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Connect to the VPN

After you click save you will be taken back to the previous menu. There you will see the name of your new VPN. Click on the name and click connect.

Enter username and password

Now when you click connect you will be asked to enter username and password. Enter the username and password that was given to you by the server owner. Once you have entered them you get automativ\cally connected to the VPN.