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How to use VPN Accelerator

VPN Accelerator uses a combination of advanced VPN technologies to improve connection stability and, in some cases, increase your connection speed by over 400%. 

VPN Accelerator is enabled by default for all users in our Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android apps. It can be enabled or disabled in each app’s Settings or Preferences menu.

Learn more about how VPN Accelerator works

Windows 10

Open the ProtonVPN app, then go to ≡ → settings VPN Accelerator and toggle the switch on or off

How to enable or disable VPN Accelerator in Windows

macOS

Open the ProtonVPN app, and go to the macOS menu barProtonVPN → PreferencesConnection tab → VPN Accelerator and toggle the switch on or off.

How to enable or disable VPN Accelerator in macOS

Note: the toggle for VPN Accelerator is only available in version 2.0+ of our macOS app, and only for macOS 10.15+. However, VPN Accelerator is enabled by default on all versions of our app and macOS.

Android

Open the ProtonVPN app and tap the 3-bar hamburger icon at the top left of the screen. Then go to Settings VPN Accelerator and toggle the switch on or off.

How to enable or disable VPN Accelerator on Android

The Android app also includes a setting to enable or disable notifications when VPN Accelerator switches to a faster server.

iOS and iPadOS

Open the ProtonVPN app, go to SettingsConnectionVPN Accelerator, and toggle the switch on or off.

How to enable or disable VPN Accelerator on iOS or iPadOS

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