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December 2019 updates to ProtonVPN’s Terms and Conditions

In December 2019 we made a minor update to ProtonVPN’s Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy reflecting that the legal party you are contracting with was changed from ProtonVPN AG (Switzerland) to Proton Technologies AG (Switzerland). As Proton Technologies AG was the parent company of ProtonVPN (and the 100% owner […]

 

What is Secure Core VPN?

ProtonVPN has a Secure Core feature that improves user privacy and data security by mitigating some of the risks from a compromised VPN server. A common method to expose VPN traffic is to compromise the server that handles your traffic. This risk is particularly acute for servers located in high-risk […]

 

Participate in the ProtonVPN Android app beta

If you are using an Android device and would like to test new builds of ProtonVPN app before they’re released publicly, you can join the ProtonVPN Android app beta program. Like our non-beta Android VPN application, the beta is completely free to join and use. As a community support project, […]

 

When my iPhone goes to sleep it stops running ProtonVPN

On some devices, when your iPhone or iPad goes to sleep, it causes ProtonVPN to stop working. This will typically cause the device to disconnect from your WiFi network. We have identified that the problem lies with iOS and is outside of our control. Thus, unfortunately, we cannot fix it […]

 

How do I check that my IP address has been changed?

After connecting to one of ProtonVPN’s servers or locations, your IP address will be changed automatically.  To confirm that your IP address has been changed, please follow these simple steps: Visit our what is my IP tool and note down your IP address and location Connect to ProtonVPN server Clear cache […]

 

Sharing a VPN connection via Android hotspot

Unfortunately, you cannot share a VPN connection over an Android hotspot unless you possess advanced technical knowledge or a “rooted” device. Why you can’t share your Android’s VPN connection over a hotspot Users have written to us asking if they: Connect their Android device to a VPN Enable the hotspot […]

 

How to quickly connect to ProtonVPN through Systems Tray option?

The ProtonVPN symbol in the Windows systems tray serves as a shortcut to the application. To quickly establish a VPN connection, right click on the icon and press Connect.   Tip: when ProtonVPN is minimized, you can also connect by using the Quick Connect button.     Related questions How […]

 

Unable to connect

In cases ProtonVPN can’t connect, please refer to the following list of solutions. Most of the steps described here can be done without direct support from our support team, but in case you get stuck or don’t know how to handle certain things, we will be there for you. Server […]

 

Solutions to ProtonVPN Connectivity Issues on Windows

Having connectivity issues with the ProtonVPN Windows client? Read on for a checklist of things to solve your situation. For Windows, ProtonVPN is available in the form of our own ProtonVPN Windows application. It provides the easiest to use interface and you can connect with just a single click. However, […]

 

Why does OpenVPN on the iOS app drain my battery so fast?

The ProtonVPN iOS app offers its users the choice of the OpenVPN and IKEv2 VPN protocols. Learn more about the advantages and disadvantages of different VPN protocols. Some users have noticed when they select OpenVPN in our iOS app, the amount of battery power our app uses dramatically increases. The […]

 


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