Here is a step-by-step guide on how to use a VPN service on your Android device in 2021, and also a list of the top 5 android VPN app to use to fake your current IP location to other countries and also to access restricted websites and apps.
Without further ado,
How to use a VPN on an Android phone
Note: You must have chosen the VPN you want to use then follow these steps to get it up and running on your Android device:
- Click on the Google Play store app on your phone, then click on the search bar located at the top of the screen.
- Enter the name of the VPN you would like to use, and select it from the list of available applications that pops up.
- Take a glance at the app’s creator to make sure you’re downloading the official app instead of a moded version. Click Install and wait for the app to download.
- When the VPN app is installed, exit the Google Play store and go back to your phone’s home screen to click on the VPN app to open it.
- The first time you open a paid VPN app, you’ll always be asked to provide your login information or to sign up for the service. In some cases, you’ll be asked to sign up using an email address, be sure to check your email for the confirmation link from the new VPN provider.
For all of the apps enlisted in CNET’s VPN directory, the process will be the same: You’ll be reminded to choose and pay for your preferred level of subscription.
All Android devices require some additional steps to keep a VPN permanently running in the background, however, this is not recommended for most users because a VPN kept running in the background will quickly run down your battery, and can cause you to hit your data limit too soon.
That’s if you’ve chosen a VPN provider that caps its customers’ data use.
This means by default any new VPN you use will only be in operation if you open the app and then turn it on. Always remember to put it off once you’ve finished browsing.