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Android Setup Guide

Feb 18, 2015
Jan 08, 2021
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Things to Consider:

Before you begin, please make sure that:

  • You have a working internet connection
  • An android device (Smartphone, Tablet, etc.)
  • A Premium PureVPN account (if you haven’t bought it yet, click here to buy)

Setting PureVPN on Android is very simple. You may use PureVPN by our App which is recommended OR you can also set it up manually on your android device.

Download PureVPN App (Recommended)


Download Android APP

How to connect App

Manual Setup Guides:

Some users experience connectivity issues when they try to connect with our app. Such users are advised to set up PureVPN Manually on their android device.  

Setup PPTP Manually on Android.
Setup L2TP Manually on Android.
Setup PPTP Manually on Android Xiaomi
Setup PPTP Manually on Android Lollipop
Setup L2TP Manually on Android Lollipop
Setup OpenVPN Manually on Android

Please use the comment box for your suggestions & feedback. For additional help, please submit a support ticket with errors and screenshots (if possible) OR Contact our 24/7 live chat.

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Comments (42 )


  1. PureVPN Team says:

    We apologies for the inconvenience. You can join us on live chat and ask for senior support engineer your problem will surely be resolved quickly.

    Thanks for being patient!

  2. Superfly says:

    Also notice from the posts below, the customer service is sorry because they don’t understand. Remember this when you are traveling in a new country and you can’t get your email because of no working VPN. Frustrating.

  3. Keen Arlond says:

    You can get apps2fire and send the app to your “TV box” from your phone, then install it from ES file explorer. you can do the same with any apk and any app in the google play store. it’s very easy. took me less than 5 minutes from the moment I heard of apps2fire until the time I had pureVPN working. on my other devices I had to set up open vpn manually to get everything to work.

  4. PureVPN Team says:

    We are sorry for not being able to understand your question, can you kindly join us on 24/7 live chat so we may able to assist you in better way.

    Thanks for understanding!

  5. Elmo Tickled says:

    Why would a site supposedly concerned with my privacy require that I turn cookies on to communicate with them.
    Additionally, the site no longer seems to recognize my email.

  6. PureVPN Team says:

    We are sorry for the inconvenience. Kindly uninstall and reinstall app, this should help.

    Feel free to reach out if you still face any issue!

  7. Morgan says:

    i use purevpn on my android,after logging out,there is no option for logging in its just sign in which says my username already exists when i try it

  8. PureVPN Team says:

    We are sorry for the inconvenience.

    Can you kindly share banner’s screenshot with us so we may assist you accordingly!

  9. BOB says:

    Hi just installed on my fire tv . working fine . But a PureVpn banner ,showing connection info, appears on top of all my Fire Tv viewing. Cannot find how to remove banner when app is running.

  10. Mohit Jhawar says:

    How do I set it up on Mi Tv Box III? Any help?

  11. PureVPN Team says:

    Thanks for reaching out. We do have an apk file, here it is:


    Let us know if you have further questions.

  12. tomer a says:

    hi, do you have an apk file instead of downloading from the google play?

  13. PureVPN Team says:

    Hi Luca,

    We are sorry for the inconvenience. Can you please join us on live chat so we may guide you in better way.

    Looking forward to hear from you!

  14. Luca Poloni says:

    Joined gopro twice on Itunes store from my Ipad but I still Cannot joined Italy vpn to watch olympics 😤

  15. MystBorn says:

    Cannot stay connected even through app only stays connected while app is open and manual setup same thing, I should of researched a bit more, oh well 60$ wasted.

    • PureVPN Team says:

      We really apologies for the inconvenience. Most of our users are using apps flawlessly, may be you are using an older version or there might me some other problem. We request you to kindly join us on 24/7 live chat, so we can investigate the problem and assist you in better way.

      Thanks for understanding!

  16. PureVPN Team says:


    We apologies for the inconvenience. You are requested to configure PureVPN manually on your device and then check https://support.purevpn.com/android-setup-guide

    Let us know if it works out!

    • Tomtom Vadafk says:

      [PHONE Galaxy s6]
      About my android, If you read my post properly, you will know I already contacted your support and we found out that it had to be a OpenVPN problem from my ISP. The strange thing though is AFTER I logged on with my 4G network, I was able to log in normally through my wireless ISP. I understood as if my ISP had blocked OpenVPN, why was I able to log in normally AFTER I logged in on 4G. It feels like I had to activate it on 4G first. But I can not stream through apps, nor in 4G or wireless, even I have a 50mb connection, always says there is no connection. The apps is geoblocked, thats why I use VPN, The IP is ok, login successful and I do navigate normal, but when the stream starts, it says “No Connection”. So the androidpart on my phone is somehow partly working.

      [Lenovo Tablet]
      The android APP on my tablet is not working becoz I only have wireless on it, so I cant use a different connection to “activate” it first. I have configured it manually, but the same thing happens. Ip ok, log in successful, but stream times out. I ran a speedtest on both the connections and the location is fine so is ping/speed very good.


    • Tomtom Vadafk says:

      The stream issues seems to be the official tv-app not approving the connection with VPN. Today I tested with a different network app and the stream was ok for that network. So for sure the other two apps have some security-stuff that wont allow pureVPN to connect to them.

      Solution was: making my Phone as a wireless accesspoint to my laptop/desktop > connect it trough my phone > Open the new Client, voila!!!

      Now the new client works on all my android devices and PCs. If you guys here for PureVPN wants to take a look at the major networks with connection problems, tell me and Ill send you the info. Should be candy for your tec. dep. 🙂

  17. Tomtom Vadafk says:

    I have had a weird problem for some days. I downloaded the apk on my androis phone and tab, but I never got it to work. There is the login screen and when I click sign in it just loops, nothing happens. So I talked to support, and we figured out that my ISP prolly dident support OpenVPN. Then I swiched my connection on the phone from Wifi to 4G, opened app, logged in successfully. The strangest thing is that I now can log in trough my Wifi too on my phone, I get connected, but as soon as I try to stream some tv-stuff, I get the message that I am offline. I dont understand what is really the problem. My tab does not have a chip (phone network) on it, so I dont get logged in. 🙁 As for my computers I run Win 10 x64 and the NEW client dont work at all, stuck on loginscreen. I have been using the OLD windows client and that works perfect. They told me in support that “The new client uses OpenVPN, but the old does not” So maybe thats the reason for I only can use the old windows client. So anyone here experiencing the same as me, maybe have a solution for my problem?

  18. Andrea says:

    i wonder if i am the only one who can’t use the purevpn app for watching netflix on my smartphone. but – there was a good solution: i followed above guide (Setup L2TP Manually on Android.) and for me it worked out – suddenly netflix usa isn’t bitching around anymore and i can watch my serials.
    but it would have been much easier, if the app would have worked in the first place without doing any manual setups… but well – it works (so far) and i am satisfied (so far) 🙂

  19. PureVPN Team says:


    Thanks for reaching out to us. Kindly let us know if you are using PureVPN “Mobile Account” ? because Mobile account can only be use on Mobile devices.

  20. Mashal Alfas says:

    hi I brought a pure vpn one month account on andriod playstore, but i cant log in on pc

  21. PureVPN Team says:

    Hi Jay,

    I am Glad we could satisfy you with our product.
    You have also given us valuable suggestions and we will surely work on them and make our processes even better.
    I would suggest you to use our latest Android apk which works absolutely fine on Android box https://s3.amazonaws.com/purevpn-dialer-assets/android/app/Purevpn_android_5.3.1.apk

    Feel free to drop us a line, if you have any questions/suggestions. We would love to hear from you!

  22. Jay says:

    Hi PureVPN team,

    Congrats on a great product!

    So far, I’ve been satisfied with PureVPN on my PC which works well in China where I’ve used it for a few days now.

    However, there are a few glitches that I’d like to address:

    the PureVPN apk which I have installed on my android box from where I can access xbmc content, is not as user friendly as one could wish for, especially when you’re in China.

    For example, navigating the apk GUI is fairly cumbersome as, apparently, it is presumed users are on a PC with a mouse to access functions via a cursor, which most remote controls do not have. It would be extremely helpful if your techguys could update the apk GUI so functions can be accessed without having to use a cursor, which is quite bothersome to use via a remote control

    Also, connecting to overseas servers, is difficult in China where authorities seem to despise OpenVPN, so it should be easier to access preferences in order to change settings. Perhaps you could make an ‘if in China’ automated logon? Attempting logon with default settings only yields the dreaded ‘seems like your ISP has blocked OpenVPN ports or this server is not responding at this time…’ prompt.

    It should be mentioned also that there are only three servers accessible – and no UK server, which limits access to geo-resticted content, surely this could be improved.

    In addition, downloading the apk is a chore! Why? Having to pass through Google Play is tedious at best, and endlessly annoying when you are in China. There should be a direct DL link (for signed up users, lest the link gets squashed by TGFW.

    Hope you find my input useful and look forward to your qualified advice.


  23. PureVPN Team says:


    Thanks a lot for another valuable suggestion. It has been forwarded to concerned department.

    Keep sharing suggestions, we really appreciate it!

  24. PureVPN Team says:


    Thanks for your valuable suggestion. I have forwarded it to concerned department for further evaluation.

    Keep sharing your suggestions, it really helps us improve!

    • pawpawdog says:

      Forgot to mention, you may also want to consider to make the Android apk available to download directly from your web site in addition to Google Play. Not everyone like to login to Google all the time and most of the Android devices sold in China or imported from China does not have Google Play installed. It is a hassle one has to find way to install Google Play first in order to install your app.

  25. pawpawdog says:

    You need an app for the Android TV boxes, not just the phones.

  26. azulene says:

    Hi, I am thinking of buying a subscription but I want to know if there is a killswitch for android?

    • PureVPN Team says:


      Thanks for reaching out to us. You can surely avail PureVPN services without any hesitation we will give you best services possible. We do have kill switch in Windows app but so far it is not available on android.

      Feel free to contact us if you have further question!

  27. PureVPN Team says:


    I am sorry for the inconvenience. I would suggest you to change protocols and then try to connect again.

    Thanks and have a great day!

  28. ANXIANG XU says:

    “seems like your ISP has blocked openVPN ports or this server is not responding at this time. Please try another server.” What problem is it ? The purevpn app cannot work for my Android device.

  29. PureVPN Team says:

    Hi Henree,

    It is possible.

    Let me know if you have any further queries!

  30. PureVPN Team says:


    Thanks for reaching out to us. Kindly tell me if you are willing to connect your computer from a different network by using RDP? so I can assist you in better way.


  31. Henree G says:

    Can I use purevpn to connect to my computer from a different network?

  32. Tina Marie says:

    If this app,will secure my.privacy,
    I will give it a try!

    • PureVPN Team says:

      Hi Tina,

      Thanks for reaching out to us. Our Android app will surely secure your privacy, you can give a try without worry!

      Let me know if there is any way I can help you.

      Have a great day 🙂