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Troubleshooting and general information


 

How do I disconnect from the VPN?

If you wish to disconnect from secure VPN connection, these are the steps required to do so: Option 1 Open the Proton VPN app Press Disconnect in the currently running connection Option 2 Navigate towards the Proton VPN icon in the systems tray section. Right click the icon and press […]

 

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

After connecting to one of Proton VPN’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 Proton VPN server […]

 

How to log in to Proton VPN

You can access Proton VPN using two sets of credentials, your Proton VPN login credentials, and OpenVPN / IKEv2 credentials. This article explains the difference between Proton credentials and OpenVPN / IKEv2 credentials, what they are used for, and where you can find them. Proton credentials Your Proton credentials are […]

 

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

The Proton VPN iOS app offers its users the choice of the OpenVPN, IKEv2, and Wireguard 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 […]

 

Solutions to Proton VPN Login Problems

If you are having trouble logging into Proton VPN, here are a couple common causes and solutions. There are many ways to log into Proton VPN. To access your account details to view your current plan, payment information, account details, and download OpenVPN config files, you need to visit the […]

 

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 […]

 

Does Proton VPN keep logs?

In order to respect our users’ privacy, Proton VPN enforces a strict no-logs policy. This means we keep no session usage logs of what you do online, and we do not log metadata that can compromise your privacy.  We don’t log which websites you visit We don’t log your traffic […]

 

What is WireGuard?

WireGuard® is a new VPN protocol used to secure the connection between your device and a VPN server.  Learn more about how VPNs work WireGuard uses state-of-the-art cryptography to keep your connection secure and, at just a few thousand lines of code, it is extremely lightweight. This makes it faster […]

 

How private is WireGuard?

WireGuard® is a new VPN protocol that is lightweight, fast, and secure. By default, there are some potential privacy issues with WireGuard, but Proton VPN’s implementation of the protocol uses unique technical solutions to safeguard your privacy. Which implementation of WireGuard does Proton VPN use? Proton VPN uses a specially […]

 

Streaming troubleshooting guide

We would like  to remind you that you should check the VPN Streaming Guide to get step-by-step instructions on setting up your VPN connection and securely watching your favorite content on various streaming platforms. We also want to remind you that our streaming feature is only available on VPN Plus, […]

 


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