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Few people realize how vulnerable their browsing activities are on their mobile phones, especially when their devices are configured to use Wi-Fi when it’s available. The latter has the potential to open a user up to all sorts of problems that come standard with free, public Wi-Fi hotspots.
There are other inherent security issues with browsing the Internet on a mobile phone, but thankfully, VPN technology has come far enough along that it works perfectly in the mobile landscape. In this post, we’ll be discussing how to get VPN Express, the best VPN for android to date, up-and-running on an Android-powered device.
Caveat: While an Android 4.x application is nearly complete, the following information is for the Android 2.x version of this VPN for Android.
How to install and run VPN Express on Android
1: Visit the Google Play market from your phone, search for ExpressVPN, then click “Install.”
5: After clicking the “Next” button, you will be taken to a screen to select a VPN server in the country of your choice. Note that you can tap to scroll down through the list of servers. Additionally, every time you start the VPN for Android app hereafter, this is the screen you will utilize to enable VPN services.
7: To disconnect from a VPN server, thus disabling VPN services, start the VPN Express app, then click “Disconnect.” (You can quickly do this from the notification area by tapping the VPN icon, then selecting to use ExpressVPN.)
How to add the VPN for Android widget to an Android Home screen
In addition to running the VPN Express app the traditional way, you can add a widget on your Home screen. It works independently of the VPN Express app, so you’re able to quickly and conveniently connect to your most recently-used VPN Express location! To enable the VPN Express widget on your Home screen, here are the short, simple steps you must follow:
1: Press and hold on an empty portion of the Home screen you would like the VPN express widget to appear on.
If your phone is running Android 4.x, then it’s important to note that while an Android 4.x is in the works, you can run VPN for Android on it right now — it just takes some additional configuration to get things set up. If you would like to give it a shot, here’s a great guide for you to reference. Once the VPN Express app for Android 4.x goes live, we’ll be sure to update this article to reflect the change!