A VPN can also be used on an Android smartphone. Thanks to it, you will be able to hide your IP address, in addition to browsing safely and anonymously. We tell you how below.
We all use our mobile to surf the Internet and even to watch series and movies from platforms such as Netflix or Amazon Prime Video. This is when the need to use a VPN connection may arise.
Thanks to a VPN connection, you can browse the Internet safely and anonymously, in addition, you can change your location to access content from anywhere in the world.
Taking into account that nowadays it is more and more frequent to surf the Internet through our tablet or smartphone, it is useful to know that there are a wide variety of VPN applications available for Android, such as NordVPN or ExpressVPN.
If you need more information about which VPN app to choose for your Android smartphone, we recommend you consult our article on the six best VPNs for Android this year.
Here’s how to use a VPN on your Android smartphone.
What is a VPN?
As its name suggests in English (Virtual Private Network), a VPN is a virtual private connection network between two points that encrypts all the information it receives and sends.
It is common to use a VPN to create “private tunnels” and be able to use a public Wi-Fi network without putting yourself at risk. If you use a public Wi-Fi connection, such as in a hotel or bar, you pass your information on to hackers and other virtual criminals.
Another benefit of using a VPN is that you can choose the location from which you connect to the Internet. This means that you can be in a cafeteria in the center of Zaragoza, but appear as connected from the United States.
This is achieved through an IP address change that will allow you to access content from other countries, such as American Netflix movies and television series.
Which VPN should I choose?
Choosing a VPN and making it work on your Android smartphone is a very simple task. The first thing you need to do is choose the app you want and download it. In this case, there are two types of VPN app: those that require a paid subscription, and others that are free.
Initially, a free VPN version may sound very tempting, but you should know that these have been shown to be less secure than the paid ones. However, it is also true that a free VPN is a very good way to get started in the world of private browsing networks.
If you wish, you can check our list of the best free VPNs that you can download this year by clicking on this link.
However, we prefer a paid VPN as we think it offers greater security, gives us more confidence, and you have extra tools. In addition, you can find very good deals and very reasonable prices.
If you prefer a paid VPN, check out our list of the best VPNs of 2021. Some of these VPNs also have free versions that you can try before launching a paid subscription.
In this article, we have used ExpressVPN as an example, although the configuration and installation will be very similar in any other app.
How to set up a VPN on Android?
Go to the Google Play Store and search for ‘Express VPN’ by clicking on this link. Download the app and then tap on the ‘open’ button, once the installation process has finished.
You will have to open an account, choose the free trial option to get started and enter the requested information.
This free trial will last 30 days, then you will have to pay $ 6.6 (approximately € 5.82) per month if you buy a 15-month plan, 9.99 (approximately € 8.82) if it is 6 or 12 months, 95 (€ 11.43 approximately) if you choose to pay for a single month.
The paid subscription offers you a VPN that will cover various devices, in the case of Express VPN you can use the service simultaneously on a combination of three smartphones, tablets, or PCs.
You may be asked to configure your VPN, something that will be much easier than you think: you just have to click ‘Ok’ and then accept the connection request. It is a practically automatic process.
You will have a final option, to choose whether or not you want to send information about bugs and errors to the developers of the app. This information is anonymous and is only sent with the intention of helping you monitor system performance.
If you agree with this monitoring, then you can tap on the option ‘Allow’, or ‘Do not allow’, in case you prefer not to send any type of information to the developers, even if it is anonymous.
Once you have installed and created your account on your VPN service, you just have to start using it.
How to use a VPN on Android?
As in the previous steps, using a VPN on Android is a simple task. Open the app and a fairly minimal interface will appear with a large button in its center.
As you can guess, this button is used to turn the VPN on and off. Below you will find a section that indicates where your current server is located, but you can change its location if you wish, by clicking on ‘Choose location’.
Being able to choose the location from which you connect is important if you want to access content from other countries, such as American Netflix movies and series (you will only have to choose the location from which you want to connect).
This is also useful if your Internet connection is slow since sometimes connecting from a specific server can improve the quality of your connection (some servers are more saturated than others).
When you are in the server list, you can also check the speed of the connection by tapping the speed dial icon in the upper right corner.
This opens the option to test the speed of that connection. Essentially, it measures the time it takes for a signal to leave the device, reach the server, and then return.
Actually, this facet is important in online games, when you need instant responses to commands, but watching videos or browsing, in general, is not something you have to worry about.
Most VPNs offer a default server, and this is usually the best available at the time. When you are happy with your choice, press the ‘On / Off’ button and the VPN will go into action.
In the notification bar, you will see a key icon, which represents that the VPN is running and that it is encrypting your connection.
Of course, if you connect to Facebook or YouTube, the sites themselves will know that it is you and will record your actions, but for browsing and online entertainment in general you are practically anonymous or anonymous.
You may notice a slowdown in your connection speed, which is inevitable due to the encryption and redirection of your data, but we hope it will be minimal and even imperceptible.
If, on the other hand, you do notice the slowness in an excessive way, you can try to change the server. Otherwise, you can restrict the use of the VPN only to certain activities that you want to keep private.
When you’re done, reopen the VPN app and tap on the on / off button once more and your phone will return to its normal connection.
How to Connect a PlayStation Network Account to Discord, Easy
Sony PlayStation and Discord develop cooperative relationships by launching new features.
Launching from TheVerge, Discord has officially launched a feature that allows users to connect account PlayStation Network(PSN) to the Discord app.
Once the PSN account is connected to Discord, the user’s gaming activity can be seen by their friends on Discord.
When a user plays a game title, Discord friends can see what game the user is currently playing.
In addition, users can add a PSN ID to their Discord profile to make it easier for others to add users to a service.
How to Connect a PSN Account to Discord
- Open the latest version of the Discord application on your laptop, PC, or smartphone.
- Open User Settings or User Settings.
- Click the Connections option then click “Connect Your Accounts”.
- Login using your PSN account and your account will automatically be connected to Discord.
The launch of the feature to connect PSN accounts to the Discord application is in the form of a partnership between Sony PlayStation and Discord.
For information, Sony and Discord have officially collaborated since May 2021.
The partnership will bring the Discord and PlayStation experiences closer together on consoles and mobile devices.
Currently, feature integration between PlayStation and Discord is still quite limited.
In addition, the PSN and Discord integration features are being rolled out in stages.
Some users may still not be able to connect their PSN account to Discord because the update is not yet available.
Keep up with us for the latest technological information developments.
How to Watch Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2022, Register First Here
Samsung officially announced the company’s plans to hold an event Samsung Galaxy Unpacked2022.
After a long wait, Samsung Indonesia also announced a live-streaming event Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2022through the official website.
In its announcement, Samsung Indonesia stated that the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked would be held on February 9, 2022, at around 22.00 WIB.
Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2022 carrying the title “The Epic Standard”.
The header indicates that the latest Samsung products released in Galaxy Unpacked are highly standardized products.
For those of you who are not familiar with this event, Galaxy Unpacked is usually held to introduce Samsung’s flagship devices.
For example, in the Galaxy Unpacked 2021 which was held last August, Samsung released its two flagship foldable phones, namely the Galaxy Z Flip3 5G and Galaxy Z Fold3 5G.
For this event, Samsung Galaxy Unpacked will feature Samsung Galaxy S22Series.
Samsung Galaxy S22 Series is predicted as a multi-function cellphone that is able to support work, entertainment, multi-tasking, content creation, to gaming activities.
Samsung confirmed that the company will embed its latest chipset Exynos 2200 in the Samsung Galaxy S22.
Exynos 2200 is designed as a mobile chipset with superior gaming and graphics performance.
The Exynos 2200 is the world’s first mobile chipset to include a GPU with AMD RDNA 2 graphics architecture.
Samsung Exynos 2200 has a GPU called “Xclipse”.
SVP AMD Radeon David Wang said that “Xclipse” is the first generation of AMD RDNA graphics processors from several generations that are planned to be present in the Exynos chipset.
Samsung claims that the clipse GPU is able to bring a new experience in the mobile gaming industry.
How to Watch Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2022
Fans who are interested in seeing the Galaxy Unpacked 2022 event are required to pre-register.
Here are the pre-registration steps to watch Galaxy Unpacked 2022.
- Visit the official Samsung India website following the link.
- After entering the main page, click the pre-registration button on the Galaxy Unpacked 2022 poster.
- You will be directed to the registration page to fill in your personal data.
- Fill in your biodata, email, and mobile number, then tick the approval checkbox and “I’m not a robot.
- Click “Next” and your pre-registration has been successful.
How to change Apple ID password in 2022
Apple is a company that takes great care of all the security issues of its users and the password change process is not trivial if you do it diligently. If you want to change the password of your Apple account you must follow the following ( How to change Apple ID password – Step by Step ) instructions carefully.
Steps to follow:
1. To change the password of your apple account you must go to this URL: http://www.apple.com/support/appleid/ and click on the password option.
2. Then click on the option “how to change the password of the Apple ID account”
3. Enter the username for your Apple account. If you have forgotten, click on the link below.
4. You will automatically receive an email, keep in mind that the link will expire after three hours from the sending of this email.
5. The link will open a page where you can change your Apple password.
6. Remember that the Apple password must contain at least 8 characters. It must contain at least one number and two letters, one uppercase and one lowercase. You cannot include three consecutive and identical characters. It can’t be your Apple ID or any other password you’ve used in the last year.
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