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Do VPN Apps in Android Really Work?

The importance of VPN cannot be denied. There are a bunch of things a VPN can do, better. It lets you gain access to a region restricted website, helps you hide your browsing history, keeps your data secure and intact from prying eyes. Does that mean the service providers won’t know which sites you visited? Yes, that’s exactly what a VPN does. Once you have a VPN app running on your phone, all your service provider can see is that you have encrypted traffic going to your VPN provider’s data center. Many VPN providers even let you choose the data center, so you can transport yourself to any corner in the world.

So now the question comes do they work on android devices too? Well a VPN works similarly on Android as it does on any other platform. So, if you are using a reliable VPN then your ISP or service provider will definitely won’t know about your activities. Nobody can see or track down the sites you visited.

See Also: Top 10 VPN Apps for Android 2017

But is it important to use a VPN?

VPN has become more of necessity to survive in this digital age. A lot of cybercrimes are happening all around us. Using a VPN ensures that we have taken one step forward to stay protected and secure our data. It’s a great way to protect your privacy specially when you’re using public networks at places like airports or cafes. Our data simply isn’t secure over a public network. So, while doing net banking transactions, sending private documents via emails or just anything you don’t want other people to see, a VPN will keep all of that data secure, which makes it quiet essential.

So if you need to keep your data away from hackers you can use a VPN to keep your information secure and encrypted.

Still wondering why? Read more at:  Why Should You use a VPN

How to Set up a VPN on Android Device:

Setting up a Virtual Private Network on your smartphone is ridiculously easy. Here are the quick steps to enable VPN on your android device:

  1. Head over to settings> Wi-Fi and networks.

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  1. Tap on VPN settings and click on “Add VPN”.

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  1. Now you need to select the type of VPN you want to add.
  2. Fill in VPN details such as your VPN account name, and VPN server address.

Your VPN should be ready to use now!

Pick Wisely!

There are a lot of VPN apps trending in market (some paid & some free). Most free VPNs do employ a little bit of security, just not as much as a paid- or subscription-based service. Free solutions are great for general browsing, but it’d be wise to avoid looking at important information that needs your Social Security number, credit card info and etc. Just make sure to carefully research which VPN network you pick and connect to.

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If you need any further help on setting up a VPN, share your queries in the comments section below. We’d be more than happy to hear from you!

Rimzhim Sharma

Rimzhim Sharma

Rimzhim Sharma is a blogger at Systweak Software. An engineer by qualification, she discovered her penchant for writing all things tech and cool, quite by chance. She writes about newest technology trends and gadgets. When not writing, Rimzhim is likely to be found reading, traveling, or simply digging into her favorite foods.

1 thought on “Do VPN Apps in Android Really Work?”

  1. Nice article Rimzhim. Thank you for your honest opinion. It makes a lot of sense and after reading what you just wrote I think it is a good idea to have a VPN app….Have a great week!!

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