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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 […]

 

Solutions to ProtonVPN Android app issues

VPN Connection fails due to “Gateway is unreachable” error Symptom: Starting the ProtonVPN Android app is successful. However, when you try to connect to a server, the connection fails and returns the error message “Gateway is unreachable”. Cause: The IPSec Passthrough is likely disabled in your router settings, which means […]

 

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 […]

 

Why is Quick Connect not working?

The Quick Connect function connects you to your default profile with one click. If you have not changed it, your default profile will be the “Fastest” profile. The “Fastest” profile will establish the fastest and most stable connection depending on your location, distance to nearest server and server load.   […]

 

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, […]

 

Understanding and increasing VPN connection speeds

In this article, we discuss the factors that impact the speed of VPN connections and how you can increase the speed of your connection when using one of our VPN servers. We also cover the differences in speed between the ProtonVPN plans. All VPNs establish an encrypted tunnel over your […]

 


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