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Setup PureVPN Mac Software

Dec 19, 2020
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Want to secure your Mac device completely? Check out the simplest way to install PureVPN app on your device to experience complete internet freedom, security & entertainment at the same time. Things to consider: Before you begin, please make sure that:

  • You have a working internet connection.
  • An Mac Device
  • Own a premium PureVPN account (If you do not already own one, you can buy a subscription from here.
App Version 3.0.17 & Above App Version 7.2.2 & Below
How to download and install PureVPN Mac app
  • Go to purevpn.com/download/mac-vpn and click “Download App”

  • Go to your Downloads and run PureVPN installer.

  • Make sure you have enough space in your destination folder to install PureVPN App.

  • Enter your Mac’s username and password.

  • Installation will begin.

  • Your installation is now complete and may continue to login and connect with PureVPN.

How to login and connect PureVPN Mac App
  • Launch PureVPN App.

  • Enter your PureVPN credentials and click “Login”Note: You can also login via VPN username & password starts with purevpn0s & 0d.

Note: If you have multiple accounts you’ll be prompted to select your desired VPN credentials.

  • Click on your desired PureVPN username, then click “Select Account”

  • Once logged in, Click the connect icon at the center to connect with the recommended server on PureVPN App.

  • You are now connected to PureVPN App.

How to connect via recommended server / location on PureVPN Mac App
  • Click the connect icon at the center.

  • You are now connected to PureVPN App.

How to change protocol on PureVPN Mac app
  • At the top right corner of your screen, click on the ‘PureVPN’ icon and click Preferences .

Note : You can also go directly to preferences via shortcut key i.e. command (,) .

  • Select the ‘Protocol’ tab.

  • Turn off Automatic Protocol Selection to change your protocol selection.

  • Select the protocol of your choice from the drop down menu.

  • Once you’ve made a selection, your protocol will be successfully changed.
How to connect via country on PureVPN Mac app
  • Open PureVPN App.

  • Click the location icon at the left panel of PureVPN App.

  • Select your desired location from the list.

  • You are now connected to PureVPN App.

How to connect with Dedicated IP Add-on on PureVPN MAC app
You need to make sure that you have purchased a dedicated IP Add-on. If you are logging in via your VPN username then make sure to connect with Purevpn0d

  • Open PureVPN App.

  • Click the location icon at the left pane of PureVPN App.

  • You’ll see your dedicated IP on the top left corner of your screen. Click on the Dedicated IP icon to connect to it.

  • You are now connected successfully with your Dedicated IP Add-on.

  • In case you’re already connected to your dedicated IP on another device, you’ll be prompted accordingly to continue as per choice.

Note: If you click “Yes” then the previous device that was already connected with your dedicated IP address will disconnect and it will connect on your current Mac device. If you click “No” then it will remain connected to your previous device.

How to check the upload/download speed after connecting PureVPN Mac app
  • Connect to PureVPN using quick connect or connect to a location of your choice.

  • Once you have connected to PureVPN you will be able to view your upload/download speed at the bottom of the screen.

 

How to clear preference on PureVPN Mac app
  • At the top right corner of your screen, click on the ‘PureVPN’ icon and click Preferences .

Note : You can also go directly to preferences via shortcut key i.e. command (,) .

  • Select General tab.

  • Click “Clear my preference” to proceed.

  • Once preferences are cleared, PureVPN App will revert to default settings.
How to connect via city on PureVPN Mac app
  • Open PureVPN App.

  • Click the location icon at the left pane of PureVPN App.

  • Click the arrow icon provided besides locations and list of cities will be displayed.

  • Click on your desired city to connect or type your desired city in the search box.

  • You are now connected to PureVPN App with your desired city.

How to Disconnect PureVPN Mac app
  • Hover your cursor to the connected icon in order to disconnect.

  • Upon clicking the icon, you are now disconnected.

How to enable Internet Kill Switch (IKS) on PureVPN Mac app
  • At the top right corner of your screen, click on the ‘PureVPN’ icon and click Preferences .

Note : You can also go directly to preferences via shortcut key i.e. command (,) .

  • Select General tab.

  • Check IKS to turn it on.

  • Once IKS is activated, the PureVPN will actively monitor for any disruptions to kill all sessions related to VPN activity.
How to enable/disable auto update on PureVPN Mac app
  • At the top right corner of your screen, click on the ‘PureVPN’ icon and click Preferences .

Note : You can also go directly to preferences via shortcut key i.e. command (,) .

  • Select General tab.

  • Check Auto-update PureVPN Application to turn it On or Off.

How to enable/disable notifications on PureVPN Mac app
  • At the top right corner of your screen, click on the ‘PureVPN’ icon and click Preferences .

Note : You can also go directly to preferences via shortcut key i.e. command (,) .

  • Select General tab.

  • Check Show VPN connection notifications to turn it On or Off .

How to join livechat via PureVPN Mac app
  • Open PureVPN app.

  • Click the support icon from the left pane of PureVPN App.

  • Click “Live Chat” tab.

  • Click “Chat Now” option and your Chat will begin on your default browser.

How to logout PureVPN Mac App
  • Open PureVPN App.

  • Click the profile icon from the left pane of PureVPN App.

  • Click Logout .

  • You have successfully logged out of PureVPN App.

How to open a Support ticket via PureVPN Mac App
  • Open PureVPN App.

  • Click the Support icon from the left pane of PureVPN App .

  • Click Support Ticket.

  • Enter your query/issue then click “Submit ticket”

  • You have successfully submitted a Support Ticket via PureVPN App.Our Customer support will notify you via email once you have responded on your support ticket for further communication to your query/issue.
How to rate your session on PureVPN Mac App
  • Connect using the recommended server option or a desired location of your choice.

  • Upon successful connection, you’ll see thumbs up and down icons to rate your session.

  • When you give thumbs up, you will see the following screen.

  • When you give thumbs down, you’ll be asked to choose a category and leave comments. As soon as you fill it, a support ticket will be open.

How to enable/disable notifications personalized server selection on PureVPN Mac app
  • At the top right corner of your screen, click on the ‘PureVPN’ icon and click Preferences .

Note : You can also go directly to preferences via shortcut key i.e. command (,) .

  • Select General tab.

  • Check Personalize Server Selection to turn it On or Off.

How to enable/disable auto-connect after
wake-up on PureVPN Mac app 
  • At the top right corner of your screen, click on the ‘PureVPN’ icon and click Preferences .

Note : You can also go directly to preferences via shortcut key i.e. command (,) .

  • Select General tab.

  • Check Auto-connect after wake-up to turn it On or Off.

How to enable prevent auto sleep on PureVPN Mac app
  • At the top right corner of your screen, click on the ‘PureVPN’ icon and click Preferences .

Note : You can also go directly to preferences via shortcut key i.e. command (,) .

  • Select General tab.

  • Check prevent auto sleep to turn it On.

How to enable/disable start on launch on PureVPN Mac app
  • At the top right corner of your screen, click on the ‘PureVPN’ icon and click Preferences .

Note : You can also go directly to preferences via shortcut key i.e. command (,) .

  • Select General tab.

  • Check start on launch to turn it On or Off.

How to download & install PureVPN Mac App
1 Let’s start with downloading our PureVPN Mac Software from our website.

2 Now, open the downloaded file and it will start installing PureVPN app on your system.

3 Launch the installer and click “Continue”.

4 You can install PureVPN for all users on your Mac.

5 Place a check mark on our browser extensions if you wish to install it along with the PureVPN App.

6 If you wish to change the installed file location, then you may select “Change install location”. Otherwise, click “Install”

7 You’ll be prompted to enter your Mac’s user login details to continue.

8 Wait till the app gets successfully installed.

9 To further check if the installation is successful, you can open the app directly from your Home Screen or Launchpad.

How to Login and Connect
1 First things first, open PureVPN app and click Login to proceed.

2 Enter your VPN credentials. (Your registered email address or VPN username) and click Login again.

3 Now, select your desired mode.

4 Scroll to find your desired location and double-click to Connect.

5 Congratulations. You have successfully logged in and connected to PureVPN servers.

How to fetch VPN IP
1 Once you have been connected to the VPN or a server location, click Fetch my VPN IP.

2 The app will immediately show your VPN IP at the bottom left corner of the app screen.

How to change mode
1 Click on “Change mode”.

2 Select desired mode.

3 Click “Back” and you can proceed to connect with your desired mode.

How to change protocol
1 Click Settings icon from top right corner of PureVPN app.

2 Select “App settings” from settings menu.

3 Click on “Selected Protocol” and select your desired protocol.

How to select location
1 Click on “Location” and then click “Search for location” Bar and choose your desired country.

2 Select any “country” from drop menu.

3 Once you have selected your desired location, click on “Connect” and you will be connected to your desired location.

How to mark your favorite locations
1 Click on “Location” and then click on “Search for location” Bar and choose your desired country.

2 Select any “country” from drop menu, you may also filter your location search from “cities”.

Note: Clicking on “Star icon” will mark the location as your favorite for future use.

3 You can select Favorites tab to view your favorite marked locations.

How to use Dedicated IP mode
1 Select Change mode from Modes on the left side.

2 Select Dedicated IP mode from the list.

3 You can skip the purchase option and then proceed.

4 Type hostname in dedicated IP field and then click on Connect.

5 You are now connected to Dedicated IP mode.

How to access Popular websites
1 Click change mode.

2 Select Stream.

3 Click Popular Websites.

4 Select desired popular website.

5 You are now connected.

How to run Ping test
1 Select option “Run Ping Test” from Dashboard.

2 Select Option “Execute” to perform the test.

How to change Network Type
1 Go to Settings.

2 Select Network Type.

3 Select desired option.

How to Enable Internet Kill Switch
1 Select settings icon from top right corner.

2 Select Advanced Options from settings.

3 Select “Internet Kill Switch”.

4 Place a check on “Activate Internet Kill Switch” and whenever your internet connection is dropped. It will kill all internet activity.

How to configure Port Forwarding Add-On
1 Go to App Settings.

2 Select Port Forwarding.

3 Click “Configure”.

4 Pick any of the desired option from the settings.

In order to have a better understanding of all options. You can refer to its details below:

Open All Ports: When this option is selected under settings. It allows all ports to be opened and you can transfer any data to any desired port.

Block All Ports: When this option is selected under settings. It allows all ports to be blocked and doesn’t allow any internet traffic to be passed from the VPN connection.

Block all but enable specific: When this option is selected under settings. It allows ports to be blocked but making a few exceptions in which you can allow a specific port or multiple ports to be opened as per desire.

5 Click apply settings.

How to launch PureVPN on system Start Up
1 Select settings icon from top right.

2 Select App settings from settings menu.

3 Place a check on “Launch on System Start up”.

How to change language
1 Select settings icon from top right.

2 Click “Select  Language”.

3 Choose your desired language from the list of options.

How to disconnect
1 Click Disconnect.

2 You are successfully disconnected.

How to logout
1 Select settings icon from top right.

2 Click on logout.

3 Click “Yes” to confirm logout.

How to update PureVPN App
1  Select PureVPN settings.

2 Click “Check for update” from side menu.

3 Click “check for updates” to keep PureVPN Mac App updated.

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