How to turn off vpn on android?

We all need some privacy while surfing through the internet. The best way to accomplish this is by using a VPN (Virtual Private Network). Assuming that you have been using the VPN feature in your android device, how will you turn it off when you want to?

Is it possible to turn off this feature in your android phone? Yes, and who exactly will you do that? All you need is to read this article and follow what the guide suggests you do.

Before we jump to the guide, lets first have a clear meaning of what a VPN is, why is important, and how does it work?

What is a VPN?

What is a VPN

The acronym VPN stands for a Virtual private network. Basically, this is a network that protects your communication across networks as it prevents people who may want to intercept your data as it moves across the network. With this feature, just know your internet surface is safe and secure.

One can still access data from a remote location and still not to be detected. VPN hides your actual location and browsing history .

There are three types of VPNs:

  • OpenVPN
  • PPTP
  • L2TP/IPsec.

Having known that, let’s have a look at how a VPNwork

How VPN works:

There are two ways in which a VPN secures your data and surfing steps.

They include:

  • Data encryption: Your data is secured in a way that only the receiver or the destination point will be able to decode /access it. When your data is encrypted, it is usually kept aside from other people who might be using the same network.
  • Remote networkservers: These act as the destination points for your data once encrypted. The servers take the data once you have initiated the movement and protect it from all possible snatchers who might attempt to access it before it reaches the target place. By doing so, your data is protected by all means possible since the information is only received to the other server.

Turning OFF VPN on android

Since our android devices may differ either by android versions or makes, there are two ways in which you can turn off the VPN feature in your android device.

  1. From android Settings tab/app.

Most of VPNs on android will operate on the settings tab on the app unlike on iOS devices.  Android devices have not yet acquired the VPN feature as an app on its own. So, to turn off the VPN, we need to do it the fashioned way:

Click on settings on your android device.

Tap on the Network and settings option. (If your android device doesn’t have this option, kindly navigate to the VPN section to access it directly).

At the bottom of displayed options, click on advanced option to access VPN.

You can tap once/ double tap the VPN tab to display its options.

If you are connected, it will show that your VPN feature is on, tap and select the off tab to turn it off.

  1. From swipe bar notification.

This is the simplest and fast way to turn off your android VPN. This method can only apply to those people whose devices have this shortcut tab on their notification panel.

  • On your android’s home screen, swipe down from the top of your screen.
  • Under VPNs tab, tap once.

By doing so, you would have turned off your android’s VPN feature just like turning off mobile data on your android device.

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