VPN is quite known for its security. Today maximum user prefers to use VPN for channeling their essential data. The common reason for this is that VPN reroutes the internet traffic through the different servers and hence hides the data from the local server and networks. So the local internet provider never gets to know what data is being sent and what is being received through the encrypted connection.
Many people use VPN for changing the geographic locations; if a person is sitting in the UK and want to hide his areas, then he can use a VPN of different country and his location changes. VPN are quite beneficial when accessing the contents on streaming apps such as Netflix, which are unavailable in some countries. So if the user there has to access the contents of Netflix, then he or she can use the VPN and select a different location and boom the Netflix will start to work.
VPN supports many different protocols, such as PPTP, L2TP, and IPsec. So there are many different VPNs available in the market, and there are many ways to set up VPN, so let’s dig in to find the efficient means to set up VPN through Apps and manually. So first let’s discuss:
How to set VPN manually through Android settings.
- Firstly unlock the android phone.
- Then go to Settings App ~> Wireless & Network
- Select More ~> VPN
- You will find the + sign on the top right corner, click it.
- You will be asked to enter the Name, Type for, e.g., PPTP, L2TP, IPSec, Server IP address, Encryption Levels, Username and Password
- Save the details and connect to VPN
- You can enable the option of always-on VPN
How to set up VPN through Android App
There are Android apps that could do the tricky VPN set up in a single click. They provide you with an interface through which you can connect to the desired location of your choice and use the services on a monthly rental basis. There are many VPN apps, such as Betternet, Droid VPN, Avira VPN, etc. All these VPN are on a monthly payment basis, and their performance is unmatched. We will be discussing Betternet VPN, we use it daily, and we know how it works.
Setup to setup Betternet VPN
- Download Betternet VPN from Google Play Store.
- After installing it open the App
- As soon as it opens, it will ask you for a username and password.
- If you want to try it, then opt for the seven days trial.
- During the trial period, you get all the premium servers to use for free.
- After the trial period, only the USA server is available.
- After trail too, it will work fine with a limited server.
The most preferred way is to get a username and password of this app and subscribe to it yearly. For a year, the subscription charges are around $ 35.99, for six months, the costs are about $23.99, and for a monthly basis, the fees are approximately $11.99. The yearly plan is quite economical and works like a charm. The app does not have any flaws as such, but during low network connectivity, the app would reconnect to the server quite often. So whenever using any VPN, it is said to have a secure network connection. The network connection should not drop else the data breakage would occur, and some part of the data gets lost or corrupted.
Another VPN that works like a charm is ExpressVPN. Betternet has a limitation that it would work only ten servers like Germany, UK, Netherland, France, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Canada, and Singapore. But with ExpressVPN, you get a wide range of countries list that ranges up to 94 and does have 145 different server locations to choose from.
This VPN encrypts the data over 256-bit encryption and has unlimited bandwidth and speed. The speed for accessing the contents when connected to VPN is quite slow, but that’s not a case with Express VPN. So while using their servers, you will never remember that you are using a VPN server.
So now, what do you think is the best VPN? There are many available in the market, and they work efficiently, but still, there is some exception like we mentioned above, which works even better. The VPN has become the need for today’s world, as the government is tracking the data, the provider company is following them. They follow these data, and what do they do with it is something quite scary. Hackers can track the data; they can also steal, and you can lose some critical data to them. So using VPN eliminates these threats, and information is securely transferring to the desired location. There can be cases when you feel that your information is moving slowly, but still slow is much better than data hacks. So in our opinion, you should always use a trusted VPN app for sending high information data.