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How to Setup VPN on Android Free

How to Setup VPN on Android Free

VPNs are currently taking the world by a storm for all of their privacy-focused features, among other great aspects like watching region-locked films from the comfort of your own home.

Although this is the case, finding a viable free option for a VPN can often be a challenge and, in some cases, impossible to get a working and effective VPN.

In this guide, we’ll be covering the easiest way to get a FREE VPN on Android for you today to enjoy these great benefits.


Using an app was probably not on the top of your agenda, but Windscribe is an excellent unpaid option for using a VPN. Windscribe is possibly the best free Android VPN.

Although it does have a paid option, Windscribe’s free tier allows you to have 10GB of data per month, which is head and shoulders above any other decent free Android VPN app. All you need for this is an email address.

Some of the pros of using Windscribe are quite good, and comparable to those of paid apps. Obviously, the main one being that Windscribe is free and is a great option for an Android VPN. Not only this, but Windscribe unblocks Netflix and similar sites that may use geoblocking systems to stop you from visiting their site. It also works in China and allows for torrenting which others don’t allow.

If you’re looking for an app that has good all-around stats, and a viable and actually very good free VPN, then Windscribe may be an option for you?

Manually Setup a VPN

If you have server details for a VPN, you may be able to connect to one manually if, for whatever reason your VPN provider doesn’t have an android app.

To do so, on your Android Device, go over to your Settings > Network > More > VPN. In this section, you can add a VPN. To set up your VPN, you will need the following details;

– VPN Name (This can be called anything you like).
– Connection Type
– Server Address (This is your VPN server address)
– Username and Password for your VPN Authentication

Once you create your VPN, you can then connect with your authentication credentials (username and password) and be manually connected to your VPN. This is a slower, but more advanced way of getting yourself onto a VPN.

What to avoid when using Free VPNs

VPNs are usually in place to prevent your privacy from being leaked to the wrong people and even more stop your ISP from seeing what you’re doing online. In some cases, VPNs can make your privacy far worse.

Something to note, is usually free VPNs are quite poor in terms of performance. You will likely experience disconnects and slow connections all around.

If a free VPN has changed your network details, you may be vulnerable to a sophisticated attack that allows a hacker or someone with malicious intent to bypass all of your networking security, as you’re using their connection. This can cause many issues and even take details from you, and your device.

Some of these free VPNs also carry across cookies and sell your information to third-party advertisers that will be sure to spam you with emails, phone calls, and even unsolicited mail to your door.

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Charles has been writing for Campus Tech for almost 12 months. Hailing from Michigan, Charles has always been into tech, web development and understanding how the world of the internet works. His hobbies include flying his DJI drone, photography and road trips.

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