How to set up WeVPN on Android 4.4 and above

This tutorial will show you how to download and install the WeVPN Android app.

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STEP 01

Download WeVPN in the Google Play Store

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    Go to the Google Play store and search for WeVPN.

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    Tap Install. The download will start automatically. Then tap Open.

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STEP 02

Setup the WeVPN app

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    On the app’s welcome screen, tap Existing User? Sign In.

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    If you do not have an account yet, tap Start your 7-day FREE trial and follow on-screen instructions.

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    You are now ready to set up your VPN. Tap Continue Configuration to start the installation.

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    You will be prompted to set up your VPN and approve connection requests by WeVPN. Tap OK to continue.

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    You will then be asked if you’d like to share crash reports, speeds tests and usability diagnostics to help improve the WeVPN app. Select your preference to continue

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STEP 03

Connect to one of our 40+ VPN server locations

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    To automatically connect to a VPN server location, tap the ON button. By default, our smart algorithm will connect you to the optimal server (based on your location, needs and preferences).

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    Once the app is connected, you can start enjoying a fast, secure & unrestricted internet connection!

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How to connect to a different VPN server location:

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    You may also select which server location you’d like to connect to. Simply tap the location picker on the welcome screen.

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    Tap on the country you want to be automatically connected to

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Disconnect from the VPN server location

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    To disconnect the WeVPN app, simply tap the ON button while the VPN is connected.

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How to use the Kill Switch feature

WeVPN Kill Switch prevents your activities and sensitive data from being exposed in the case that your VPN connection drops unexpectedly. This will ensure that your internet connection is protected at all times.

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    To turn On the VPN Kill Switch, tap the main menu icon on the WeVPN welcome screen

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    Tap ‘Privacy’

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    Then toggle the VPN Kill Switch on.

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How the use the ‘Aggressive IPv6 Blocking’ feature

Use an alternative method to preventing IPv6 leaks. Required to block IPv6 leaks on Android < 5.0.

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    On the welcome screen, tap the main menu icon

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    Tap ‘Privacy’

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    Toggle Aggressive IPv6 Blocking on.

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How to use the custom DNS feature on Android

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    On the welcome screen, tap the main menu icon

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    Tap ‘Network’. Then tap ‘Custom DNS’

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    Enter you DNS server IPs in the ‘Primary DNS’ field and in the ‘Secondary DNS’ field (optional).

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    Warning: Using non WeVPN DNS servers could expose your DNS traffic and compromise your privacy.

How to use the Split Tunneling feature

The purpose of the Split Tunneling feature is to allow customers to only send traffic from certain applications through the VPN tunnel when connected to WeVPN.

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    To access your split-tunneling settings, tap the main menu icon on the WeVPN welcome screen.

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    Tap ‘Network’. Then tap ‘Split Tunneling’. By default, all apps use the VPN.

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    To restrict some apps from using the VPN tunnel, tap ‘Don’t allow selected apps to use the VPN’. Then tap the sign to restrict the app from using the VPN tunnel.

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    To only allow certain apps to use the VPN tunnel, tap ‘Only allow selected apps to use the VPN’. Then tap the sign to select the apps you want to apply VPN protection to.

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Auto Connect Feature

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    On the main WeVPN screen, tap the menu icon

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    Next, tap Auto Connect

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    When the auto-connect feature is enabled, WeVPN will automatically connect you to one of our secure server locations automatically every time you either connect to a Wi-Fi network or to a Cellular network. You may also choose to auto-connect when your device is turned on (Connect on boot) or when you start the app (Connect when app starts)

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    When enabling Auto-Connect on Wi-Fi networks, you can disable it on trusted networks such as your home Wi-Fi. To do this, tap On Wi-Fi. The Wi-Fi network you are currently connected to will appear. Tap the sign to add it to your list of trusted Wi-Fi networks.

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Help Center or Contact Support in the app

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    You may access the Help Center or Contact Support within the WeVPN app. Simply tap the menu icon, then select Help & Info.

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How to remove the WeVPN app from your android device

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    To remove WeVPN from your Android device, tap and hold the WeVPN icon until it vibrates. Tap the Info icon. Tap Uninstall.

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    To remove WeVPN from your Android device, tap and hold the WeVPN icon until it vibrates. Tap the Info icon. Tap Uninstall.

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Still need help?

Contact the WeVPN support team for assistance