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Connect and Manage Locations – Android App

Apr 19, 2022
Aug 19, 2022
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A VPN can help you stay connected and private when browsing the internet, but it won’t change your Playstore region. If you want to change your Playstore region, you can follow this πŸ‘‰ link.

One size doesn’t fit all..!! We agree! For a more tailor made
experience to satisfy your specific requirements, follow the simple
configurations below:

  1. Connect via recommended server/location
  2. Connect via preferred country/location
  3. Connect via desired city
  4. Sort countries by alphabetically, popularity, or ping
  5. Filter P2P locations
  6. Access popular website via Shortcut
  7. Add custom website via shortcut
  8. Rate session
Connect via recommended server/location

Wondering what is the recommended server? Well, the recommended server will automatically connect you to a country/ server proposed  by our smart algorithm (based on geographical distance). Read more about how PureVPN smart algorithms work. How to get connected with the recommended server/location? Follow the instructions below πŸ‘‡

  • Tap Connect icon at the centre
  • If your connection was successful, you should see the connected status. To disconnect, tap the Green button located at the centre of the PureVPN app.
Connect with your preferred country

So you’d like to connect to a specific location? No worries, PureVPN has over 6,500+ Fastest VPN Servers in 78+ and you can connect to your chosen one.

  • Tap hamburger icon (≑) from the top left
  • Tap Locations 🌐
  • Tap your desired country to connect or type your desired country via search option
  • Hooray! You are now connected to your chosen country.
Connect with your desired city

With this feature you can explore different cities of a country offered within the PureVPN app. How to choose one? Follow the instructions below πŸ‘‡

  • Tap hamburger icon (≑) from the top left
  • Tap Locations 🌐
  • Tap the Arrow icon provided besides locations and a list of cities will be displayed
  • Tap your desired city to connect or type your desired city via search option

You are now connected to  your desired city

Sort countries alphabetically, by ping or popularity

Tired of scrolling up and down to search for a location? Want a simplified way to sort the locations? Follow the instructions below πŸ‘‡

  • Tap hamburger icon (≑) from the top left.
  • Tap Locations 🌐
  • To sort locations alphabetically or by popularity, tap the Sorting icon from the top. 
  • You will now see the options to sort them.
  • To sort countries by popularity, click Sort by popularity and countries will be sorted by popularity
  • To sort countries by popularity, tap Sort by alphabetically
  • Countries are now sorted in Alphabetical order
Filter P2P supported countries

Finding it difficult to see which servers are best to use for torrenting? These steps will make your life easier. Filter out the P2P supported countries by following the instructions below πŸ‘‡

  • Tap Hamburger icon (≑) from the top left
  • Tap Locations 🌐
  • To filter locations by P2P, tap the funnel icon from the top right
  • Mark check β˜‘οΈ P2P supported and tap Okay.
  • Locations are now filtered by P2P supported countries. 
Access popular website via Shortcut

In our latest update of Android phone/tablet application we have added a Shortcut option that allows users to access their favorite streaming applications.

Excited? πŸ˜‰

To get started with this feature follow the instructions below πŸ‘‡

  • Tap hamburger icon (≑) from the top left
  • Tap Locations 🌐
  • Tap + icon to add a Shortcut
  • A list of popular streaming channel will appear. Look for your desired streaming channel and add it. (In this example we have used Netflix)
  • Now you’ll be asked to select location. As Netflix is a regional based content so you can choose different locations that is supported by PureVPN. (In this example we have used United States as a location)
  • Lastly, PureVPN will by default suggest a name for the shortcut. If you would like to change it you can certainly change it and rename it.
  • Once done tap Add Shortcut
  • You will now be able to see the newly added shortcut in the location list.
  • To add more shortcut tap + icon again and repeat the above proceedure.
  • To connect, you may simply tap the newly created shortcut and it will start connecting.
  • You are now connected to the newly created shortcut.
  • After a few seconds, the selected streaming website will open up in your default browser. You may simply login to the streaming website and access it.
Access custom website via Shortcut

If you are unable to find your desired website in the list then dont worry! As you can create your own shortcuts as well.

Want to know how? Follow the steps below πŸ‘‡

  • Tap hamburger icon (≑) from the top left
  • Tap Locations 🌐
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  • Tap + icon to add a Shortcut
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  • To add a custom URL simply type the URL in the search box.
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  • In this case we have taken google as an example. You can enter any of your desired website.
  • Tap Add Shortcut.
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  • Now you’ll be asked to select location. Make sure to choose such location in which your desired website is accessible.

Example: BBC iPlayer can be accessible in UK only so to access BBC iPlayer one should only select UK as location.

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  • PureVPN will by default suggest a name for the shortcut. If you would like to change it you can certainly change it and rename it.
  • Once done tap Add Shortcut
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  • For making your experience better with our application we’ll ask if you allow PureVPN to save your shortcut preferences. You can choose Yes/No depending upon your preference.
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  • You will now be able to see the newly added shortcut in the location list.
  • To add more shortcut tap + icon again and repeat the above proceedure.
  • To connect, you may simply tap the newly created shortcut and it will start connecting.
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  • You are now connected to the newly created shortcut.
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Rate your session

Your feedback is valuable to us. You can express your experience by rating us directly on the PureVPN app.

How can you rate your VPN session? Follow the instructions below πŸ‘‡ 

  • Connect using the Recommended server option or a Desired location of your choice
  • Upon successful connection, you’ll see Thumbs up and Thumbs down icons to rate your session
  • When you give a Thumbs up, you will see the following screen
  • When you give a Thumbs down, you’ll be asked to choose a category and leave comments. As soon as you fill it, a support ticket will  open.
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