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How to set up a Siri Shortcut for ProtonVPN

You can set up a Siri shortcut to automatically perform certain actions with the ProtonVPN app. 

  • Quick Connect to the best VPN server for your location
  • Disconnect from our service
  • Get connection status of your VPN connection

Once the shortcut is set up, you execute it by simply saying Hey Siri, followed by the name you have given your shortcut. For example: Hey Siri, disconnect VPN

Running Siri Shortcuts requires iOS or PadOS 12+. 

1. Open the ProtonVPN app, connect to a server, and then disconnect. This needs to be done once for ProtonVPN to become available in the Shortcuts app.

2. Open the Shortcuts app and tap the + icon to create a new shortcut.

Add a shortcut in the Shortcuts app3. Tap Add action.

Add action

4. Search for ProtonVPN or tap the Apps tab and select ProtonVPN from the list of apps.

Select the ProtonVPN app
5. Select the action you would like the Siri shortcut to perform.

Choose an action to perform
6. Tap the title area to enter a name for your new shortcut, For example, Connect VPN. To activate this shortcut, simply say Hey Siri, Connect VPN.

You can now test the shortcut by clicking on the play icon, or close this screen by tapping X.

Tap title area to name the shortcut

The first time you run the shortcut, you will be asked to Allow the shortcut to share data with ProtonVPN. 

Allow the shortcut to share data with ProtonVPN
The shortcut is now available in the main menu of the Shortcuts apps. 

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