What’s a VPN?

A VPN – Virtual Private Network – is a technology that allows you to set up a secure connection between your device and another one via the public internet. 

It’s like creating a special secret communication channel nobody can snoop on – and with apps like Surshark, it’s also very easy to do. 

How to use a VPN in 4 quick steps

Step 1: Get a VPN subscription

Paid VPNs like Surfshark are better than free ones.

Step 2: Download and install the VPN app

Ever downloaded and installed a thing before? That skill is about to become useful again.

Step 3: Run the VPN app

Enter the login credentials and you’re but a click away from a VPN connection.

Step 4: Click “Connect”

Clicking the “Connect” button will connect you to the nearest, fastest server. That’s it, you’re using a VPN.

How to set up a VPN on my device

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How to set up a VPN manually

Sometimes, you need to take a hands-on approach. Maybe your system doesn’t support the app, maybe you’re on a restrictive network that makes regular VPN connections impossible. Here are our guides for setting up a VPN manually on…

How to use advanced VPN features

Getting a VPN and not using its full features is like buying a car and never using the A/C – you’re missing out! Here are some of the more advanced features with handy links on how to use them:

Blocks ads and malware
Allows apps and websites you choose to bypass a VPN
Disconnects you from the internet if the VPN connection drops accidentally
Connects to the internet via two VPN servers for added privacy

Why use a VPN?

Protect your identity online 

Don’t want to leave digital breadcrumbs that connect all your online activities to you? With a VPN, you’ll hide your IP address (like your home address, but for the internet), mask your activities from your internet service provider, and more!

Be safe on public Wi-Fi

VPNs use encryption to shield your internet activities from prying eyes. They can be as vital as keeping your login data secure from man-in-the-middle attacks on public WiFi. Don’t get hacked when you’re enjoying a bit of traveling! 

Clear any blocks on the internet

Your school might not want you to watch YouTube on its network. Your country may not like you getting news from sources it doesn’t approve of. Good thing that a VPN can defeat their measures and allow you to use the internet to its fullest. 

Surfshark does not encourage using a VPN in ways that would potentially violate Terms of Service of streaming service providers.

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