How to Connect to VPN (Windows / Mac / iOS / Android)

By Jonny Lin  Technical Tips  AndroidiOSMacVPNWindows   0 Comment

Trying to connect your device to a VPN? This is very easy! Just follow the instructions below, and you’ll be able to set up a VPN connection on your device quickly.

To connect to a VPN

The following are the methods for different operating systems. Just choose the right one for your device.

To connect to a VPN manually

To connect to a VPN manually, you should have a VPN server you can connect to, and the information to sign in this server, including its IP address, your username and password, and the VPN type. 

To connect to a VPN automatically

This is a more convenient option. You don’t need to have a server, and you can connect to a VPN very easily.


1. Connect to a VPN with a Windows system

The connection process is different depending on your variant of Windows system:

  1. On Windows 10:
    1. On your Windows system, press the Windows logo key on your keyboard, then type “vpn”.
    2. Click Change virtual private networks (VPN).
    3. Click Add a VPN connection
    4. Enter the information required to configure the new VPN connection, then click Save
    5. Click the VPN connection you’ve added, then click Connect
    6. Wait for the connection process to be complete.
  2. On Windows 7:
    1. On your Windows system, press the Windows logo key on your keyboard, then type “vpn”.
    2. Click Set up a virtual private network (VPN) connection.
    3. Follow the on-screen instructions to create a VPN connection.

That’s how you can set up a VPN connection on a Windows device.

2. Connect to a VPN with a Mac computer

  1. On your Mac computer, click System Preferences.

  2. Click Network.

  3. Click the + button.

  4. Select “VPN” for Interface and choose your VPN Type, then click Create.

  5. Fill out the server address and ID information.

  6. Click the Authentication Settings button, type your username and password, and click OK.

  7. Click the Apply button.

  8. Click the Connect button.

  9. Wait for the connection process to be complete.

Now you’ve set up a VPN connection on your Mac computer.

3. Connect to a VPN with a iOS device

  1. On your iOS device, open Settings.
  2. Tap General.

  3. Tap VPN.

  4. Tap Add VPN Configuration.

  5. Enter the information required to configure a VPN, then tap Done.

  6. Tap the switch of the VPN status to enable the connection.

That’s how to connect your iOS device to a VPN.

4. Connect to a VPN with an Android device

  1. On your Android device, open Settings.
  2. Tap More… under Wireless & Network.

  3. Tap VPN.

  4. Tap the + button.

  5. Edit the VPN profile, then tap Save.

  6. Tap the VPN profile you created.

  7. Enter the username and password, then tap Connect.

Your Android device will be connected to the VPN very soon.

5. Use a VPN service

If you don’t have any VPN server, or if you want an easier and more convenient option, you can use a VPN service. We recommend using NordVPN. NordVPN works on all the platforms above and more. It helps you set up a fast, stable and secure Internet connection to anywhere. And you can do this with just a few clicks or taps!

To use NordVPN:

    1. Download and install NordVPN.
    1. Run NordVPN, then choose a location you want to connect to.

    That’s it! You’ve already set up a VPN connection to the Internet on your device!

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