Release Notes - Android App

Learn about all the latest PureVPN Android app updates including the UI enhancements, bug fixes, new features and much more!

Written By Fahad Ahmed

Updated at February 19th, 2024

Version 8.62.44

Updated: 18.02.2024

Added:

  • Guess what? We've unleashed the mighty Tracker Blocker in this release – your very own superhero against nosy websites and sneaky trackers. Get ready to explore a much safe and secure browsing experience.

Improved:

  • Our latest update brings you a Security Tools screen – your secret weapon for turning your online privacy into a digital fortress.
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Version 8.61.76

Updated: 22.01.2024

Added:

  • Navigating our password manager is now much easier since it's now on our left navigation for easy access.
  • Now, with our latest release, you can purchase the Multi-Login Addon, elevating user convenience by expanding the login limit to 20 devices.

Improved:

  • Minor bugs and fixes.
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Version 8.60.146

Updated: 18.01.2024

Improved:

  • In this update, we've made regular optimizations to enhance the overall quality of our service. You can expect improved performance, bug fixes, and streamlined processes for a smoother user experience.
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Version 8.59.53

Updated: 20.12.2023

Improved:

  • Minor fixes and journey improvement for smoother app experience.
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Version 8.55.88

Updated: 09.08.2023

Added:

  • We are thrilled to introduce PureAI (alpha) in our app, a new feature that is now available exclusively for you as beta users.
  • PureAI, powered by OpenAI, your ultimate discovery companion helping you find the availability of your favourite movies around the globe, across all platforms. It could also help you find the cheapest game prices across all stores.
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Version 8.54.88

Updated: 14.07.2023

Added:

  • We have optimized our onboarding experience for dedicated IP and port forwarding users to empower them with a comprehensive step-by-step guide to maximise platform functionalities from the start.
  • We are excited to inform you about an important update regarding the sharing functionality. This feature will be prominently displayed to users when they save a shortcut for the first time. Our goal is to educate and familiarize users with the sharing capabilities available to them. Stay connected and maximize the potential of your shortcuts!
  • Improvements have been made to enhance the functionality and handling of secure other devices within the integrated app experience.

Improved:

  • Minor fixes for smoother app experience
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Version 8.53.88

Updated: 10.07.2023

Added:

  • Introducing our ultimate guide for complete protection - designed to take you through every step of safeguarding yourself. Trust us to provide detailed and comprehensive assistance.

Improved:

  • We have added a few bug fixes and minor improvements to keep your online security seamless.


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Version 8.52.21

Updated: 05.06.2023

Added:

  • We've made textual modification to the settings screen for users' better understanding.
  • We have made QR tag visibility when Protocol is set to UDP.

Improved:

  • In this update, we've made improvements to our locations screen, offering you more control and customization. Now you can easily filter out specific location types, including P2P, Quantum Resistant (QR), and Port Forwarding (PF), according to your preferences. Enjoy a personalized and tailored experience with our refined location filtering feature.
  • We've also fixed certain we have focused on improving the stability of the application by addressing crashes and ANRs (Application Not Responding). We have diligently worked on resolving these issues to ensure a smoother and more reliable user experience. Enjoy an enhanced and uninterrupted usage with the improved stability of our application.
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Version 8.51.21

Updated: 20.05.2023

Added:

  • We are thrilled to share the exciting news that we have introduced App Bundles, Max and Plus, for our esteemed mobile users. With these new offerings, we aim to enhance your security and provide even greater value.
  • We are excited to announce that we have made significant enhancements to the onboarding user experience, specifically designed to enhance the streaming experience.

Improved:

  • We have added a few bug fixes and minor improvements to keep your online security seamless.
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Version 8.50.62

Updated: 08.05.2023

Added:

  • Introducing our latest combo add-on including port forwarding and dedicated IP, which can be easily accessed in the profile section of your screen.

Improved:

  • As always, we've fixed few bugs to make browsing safely even more pleasant.
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Version 8.49.201

Updated: 07.04.2023

Added:

  • There's also good news for dedicated IP users. You can now connect to your dedicated IP on android app with OpenVPN protocols.

Improved:

  • Your VPN experience has just leveled up thanks to a few improvements and tweaks.
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Version 8.48.100

Updated: 01.04.2023

Added:

  • We've added new dashboard messaging and notifications provide you with real-time updates on our latest products, features, and launches to help you make the most of our PureVPN.

Improved:

  • We've also enhanced the app's troubleshooting functionality to better assist you.
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Version 8.47.105

Updated: 15.03.2023

Improved:

  • In this release, we've made things easier for you! Troubleshooting functionality has been enhanced for better assistance.
  • Explore the newly redesigned Discover now screen and discover our latest products with an enhanced user experience.

Fixed:

  • We've made some bug fixes.
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Version 8.46.131

Updated: 23.02.2023

Improved:

  • In this release, we've made things easier for you! Troubleshooting functionality has been enhanced based on our users' valuable feedback to resolve their queries quickly and better assist them.
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Version 8.45165

Updated: 25.01.2023

Improved:

  • In this update, our team has made some improvements in the app that has considerably decreased its size.
  • The WireGuard protocol is now supported on all the versions of Android so you can get the fastest speed and maximum security.
  • The most requested "Auto-connect on TV boot" feature is now available in the TV app for greater convenience.
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Version 8.44.223

Updated: 05.01.2023

What’s New:

  • In this release, we've made things easier for you! Troubleshooting functionality has been enhanced based on our users' valuable feedback to resolve their queries quickly and better assist them.
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Version 8.43.128

Updated: 10.12.2022

Improved:

  • Port forwarding implementation one day trial fixed.
  • Fusion Auth fixed.
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Version 8.34.47 

Updated: 21-07-2022

What's new:

  • After the success of the "Popular Websites" feature in our extensions, we now have a similar feature in our Android app, calling it "Shortcuts", added to the locations section.
    With this, you can easily save and access your gaming, office, or streaming shortcuts with a single click by adding their links and specifying the location you want to connect to.
    To better help you understand the app's features and functionalities, we have added a short guide for you.
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Version 8.32.37

Updated: 03-06-2022

Added:

  • In App upgrade
  • Fixed alarm clock icon issue
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Version 8.31.310  

Updated: 24-05-2022

Added:

  • To help you out, we've added a "Support" section to the top right corner of your dashboard. This includes live chat, smart troubleshooting, support guides & a lot more to assist you. With this, we've moved the locations tab inside the main menu on the left.
  • We've also introduced speed test to monitor your internet speed before and after connecting to VPN. This helps us choose the right server for you so you can get the fastest possible speed.

Improved:

  • Minor bug fixes.
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Version 8.30.11 

Updated: 20-04-2022

Added:

  • Bug fixes and improvements.
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Version 8.29.186 

Updated: 14-04-2022

Added:

  • Quantum Resistant servers
  • Replace the dashboard message 'Not connected' with "Tap to connect"
  • Change the message of the push for connect/disconnect
  • Add dashboard notifications on Android
  • Change the design of desired outcome popup
  • Visibility of API failure event on Pure
  • As a user, I want to able to switch servers from dashboard
  • Configure the connection port to increase probability of connection
  • Inform user if his server does not support torrenting
  • Auto login to the PureVPN Member Area
  • Read updated password collection from firestore - APPS
  • Epic - Domain Fronting for Apis and FA webpage
  • Schedule aws call for base urls in every 2hrs
  • Hide Renew Now via play store option for the Recurly expired users
  • Make payments on Android even if user don't have PlayStore service enabled
  • Remove AppsFlyer integration from the app
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Version 8.26.36

Updated: 20-01-2022

Added:

  • We've added an option to talk to our support team on the login screen to immediately resolve any issues you might be facing.

Improved:

  • All issues causing the app crashes have been fixed.
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Version 8.21.20

Updated: 05-11-2021

Added:

  • We're excited to announce that 'Wireguard', the fastest VPN protocol, is now available in our app. The current version support limited features, but don't worry the full version will be out soon.
  • Also, do you love using our proxy extensions their blazing fast speed?
  • Great news for you! We've added 'Proxy' protocol in the app well! It does not provide any additional security but gives the speed that you need.

Improved:

  • Removed some bugs, wondering how they got there.
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Version 8.0.0

Updated: 10-10-2020

Added:

  • See Brand new UI/UX for a better experience.
  • View your last 3 connected locations to reconnect quickly.
  • Troubleshoot connection issues from within the app.
  • Rate your VPN session and log complaints to support from within app. 

Removed:

  • Support for languages other than English. We'll be adding it back soon.
  • Support for IKEv2 protocol. We'll be adding it back soon.

Improved:

  • See the city of your VPN connection on the app dashboard.
  • Experience faster connection times.
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Version 7.2.5

Updated: 27-07-2020

Performance Optimization:

  • We are gradually trying to improve the performance of your application by making it more responsive. Improving the response time of our APIs is a key step in this direction. In this release, we have released a few optimizations which will make our APIs more responsive and reduce occasional outages.
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Version 7.2.4

Updated: 23-04-2020

Easy Login is here!

  • You said it, we did it. You don’t have to remember difficult usernames like purevpn0s, purevpn0d, etc. anymore! Simply use your email address & password to login to PureVPN apps and extensions.
  • This feature was being requested consistently by a lot of our users and we are now rolling it across all our apps.
  • If you want your voice to be heard then please provide us with your valuable suggestions, ideas and feedback for the upcoming releases here at PureVPN Ideas Forum. Let’s build a safe internet together.
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Version 7.2.3 

Updated: 20-12-2019

Fixes:

  • We have identified and fixed minor bugs to ensure your uninterrupted virtual private network experience.
  • If you want your voice to be heard then please provide us with your valuable suggestions, ideas and feedback for the upcoming releases here at PureVPN Ideas Forum. Let's build a safe internet together.
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Version 7.2.2

Updated: 11-12-2019

Minor Bug Fixes:

  • We have identified and fixed minor bugs to ensure your uninterrupted virtual private network experience.
  • If you want your voice to be heard then please provide us with your valuable suggestions, ideas and feedback for the upcoming releases here at PureVPN Ideas Forum. Let's build a safe internet together.
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Version 7.2.1 

Updated: 12-11-2019

Minor Bug Fixes:

  • We have identified and fixed minor bugs to ensure your uninterrupted virtual private network experience.
  • If you want your voice to be heard then please provide us with your valuable suggestions, ideas and feedback for the upcoming releases here at PureVPN Ideas Forum. Let's build a safe internet together. 
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Version 7.2.0

Updated: 08-11-2019

Android 10 Compatibility

  • We aim to empower every internet user with internet security, privacy, and freedom, including users who are switching to new technologies such as Android 10.
  • Hence, we are pleased to announce that PureVPN is now compatible with Android 10.

Quick Signup

  • Don’t like unnecessary tapping or actions that consume too much time and effort? Don’t worry. Neither do we.
  • Therefore, we’ve trimmed the signup process, making it easier for you to sign up and start using PureVPN in a jiffy.

Industry Insights

  • Even if it’s for a few seconds, you would prefer to catch on interesting insights instead of roving your eyes over a “loading” screen. Wouldn’t you?
  • You said it, we heard it. Now, you can get links to industry insights on the post-connection screen.

Fixed Minor Bugs

  • Hate bugs? So, do we. We hate bugs as much as you do and we don’t hesitate to trash codes that reek of bugs.
  • To ensure a bug-free experience, we hunt down minor bugs and smashed them for good.

Fixes:

  • We have Identified and fixed minor bugs to ensure your uninterrupted virtual private network experience.
  • If you want your voice to be heard then please provide us with your valuable suggestions, ideas, and feedback for the upcoming releases here at PureVPN Ideas Forum. Let’s build a safe internet together.
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Version 7.1.2 

Updated: 21-08-2019

Fixes:

  • We have identified and fixed minor bugs to ensure your uninterrupted virtual private network experience.
  • If you want your voice to be heard then please provide us with your valuable suggestions, ideas and feedback for the upcoming releases here at PureVPN Ideas Forum. Let’s build a safe internet together.
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Version 7.1.1 

Updated: 22-07-2019

Improvements:

  • We have removed buggy code and fixed crashes which resulted in improving overall performance.

Fixes:

  • We have Identified and fixed minor bugs to ensure your uninterrupted virtual private network experience.
  • If you want your voice to be heard then please provide us with your valuable suggestions, ideas and feedback for the upcoming releases here at PureVPN Ideas Forum. Let’s build a safe internet together.
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Version 7.1.0

Updated: 06-05-2019

What's New:

Get first 7 days for free

  • Now users will get first 7 days of their subscription for Free with complete access to all in-app features. You won't be charged for first 7 days. After 7 days of free trial, user will be charged according to their selected plan price.
  • Users can also cancel their subscription at anytime within this period without any charges applied.

Auto connect VPN for open networks

  • We have further enhanced our Secure Wifi feature, you can now auto connect to VPN when connected to an open networks. i.e if the option is enabled, VPN will auto connect on networks which are unsecure and without password protection.

Improved onboarding with quick access to security features

  • User can now enable the security features right after they sign up or login, This means getting the most of security features from the get go.

Fixes:

  • We have Identified and fixed minor bugs to ensure your uninterrupted virtual private network experience.
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Version 7.0.7

Updated: 12-03-2019

Fixes:

  • Identified and fixed a few minor bugs.
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Version 7.0.6  

Updated: 11-03-2019

What's New:

VPN IP is back on connected screen

  • You said it, we did it. On our users' feedback and suggestions requested here at PureVPN’s Ideas Forum, VPN IP after the connection is back and can be accessed easily on the main screen. We highly value and continually encourage our users to contribute PureVPN with their suggestions and feedback to help us build better products.

More power to feel safe on Public WiFi

  • We have improved your online security and privacy with the handy Secure WiFi Feature to auto-connect on predefined networks and Public WiFi hassle-free. Secure WiFi Feature lets you define what actions to take to keep up with robust online security on any network.

Connect VPN on cellular network at your convenience

  • For your convenience, we have added an option to connect on the cellular network on Secure WiFi Screen to provide you complete control.

UI improvements for a seamless experience

  • We have Improved UI of the login screen to make things more simplified.

Fixes:

  • We have identified and fixed minor bugs to ensure your uninterrupted virtual private network experience.
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Version 7.0.5 

Updated: 19-02-2019

Fixes:

  • Identified and fixed a few minor bugs.
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Version 7.0.4 

Updated: 15-02-2019

What's New:

Server Optimizations

  • Optimized our servers further to ensure seamless performance at every level.

Fixes:

  • Identified and fixed a few minor bugs.
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Version 7.0.3

Updated: 15-02-2019  

What's New:

  • Added more FAQs for users' convenience.

Server Optimizations

  • Optimized our servers further to ensure seamless performance at every level.

Fixes:

  • Identified and fixed a few minor bugs.
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Version 7.0.2

Updated: 21-11-2018

What's New:

Introduced

  • Options to choose NAT  and Natd network added.
  • Options to show/hide Beta features added under settings.
  • Options for user to enroll as a Beta tester added.

Flow Optimization

  • Expired users can now directly go to the invoice page in their Member area via popup.

Fixes:

  • Expired To ensure seamless experience, we've fixed minor bugs.
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Version 7.0.0 

Updated: 20-11-2018

What's New:

Introduced IKEV Protocol

  • Added IKEV protocol for better connectivity.
  • Introduced Share of Voice
  • Added social  reward mechanism to extend free day.

7 Day Trial

  • Users can now experience the app with a 7-day trial.
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Version 6.2.2 

Updated: 17-10-2018

Fixes:

  • To ensure seamless experience, we've fixed minor bugs.
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Version 6.2.1 

Updated: 27-09-2018

What's New:

Introduced "Network Type" option

  • Added a new option “Network Type” under the settings screen. This option allows user to choose between NAT and non-NAT settings.

Fixes:

  • To ensure seamless experience, we've fixed minor bugs.
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Version 6.2.0 

Updated: 06-09-18

What's New:

Automatic Protocol Functionality

  • We have added automatic protocol selection for a steady/speedy VPN connection.

User Feedback System

  • We've streamlined the user feedback process

Minor UI/UX Tweaks

  • We have removed cities from streaming mode and added Port Forwarding screen under settings.

Add-On:

  • We've introduced Ozone, Gravity, Port-forwarding, Dedicated IP and P2P protection as Add-ons.
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Version 6.1.3

Updated: 18-08-18

Fixes:

  • We fixed a number of crashes by doing some necessary bug fixes which were identified in previous versions.
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Version 6.1.2 

Updated: 23-07-18

What's New:

OpenVPN Optimization

  • Made some improvements in terms of OpenVPN for better and seamless connectivity.

Fixes:

  • We also purged the app of bugs that were identified in the previous version.
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Version 6.1.1 

Updated: 30-06-18

What's New:

Multi login exceed limit handled

  • We have capped the number of multi logins so that your app doesn't crash when your logins are exceeded

Free users will not get any free purpose now

  • Moreover, we have simplified the app by limiting "Free Purposes" to our premium users only.

UI Fixes:

  • We've also made a few UI fixes here and there to help you access the app smoothly and seamlessly
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Version 6.1.0

Updated: 20-06-18

What's New:

New Design

  • We embedded a fresh, prim design to ensure a fresh appeal and renewed outlook to ensure that it does not only work great as an app, but look great to your eyes.

Channels

  • Integrated popular channels into the system so that you can access the your favorite content in a single click.

Quick Connect

  • We've also introduced Quick Connect - a faster, and a more hassle free way to connect and stay secure on the go.

Fixes:

  • We also purged the app of bugs that were identified in the previous version.
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Version 6.0.5

Updated: 05-06-18

What's New:

Improved UI

  • Buffed and primed up the system to help you have a smooth and seamless experience.

Fixes:

  • Fixed a bug in our system to ensure it's slick, pure & clean.
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Version 6.0.4

Updated: 24-05-18

What's New:

Features Added/ Changelog

  • Just made a few changes here and there to accommodate General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).
  • Reiterated our commitment to preserving no logs in our database, thereby keeping everything transparent and Pure!
  • Further improved the responsiveness of the Modes screen to accommodate it on smaller display units.

Fixes:

  • Fixed a couple of fun crashes by developing quick fixes for them.
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Version 6.0.3

Updated: 12-04-18

What's New:

Features Added/ Changelog

  • Based on your feedback, we have done slight changes in the user interface in order to help you interact with the app in a better way.
  • We also removed the support for Android 4.0.4 and below from the app altogether, but you'll still be able to use our previous versions.

Fixes:

  • Finally, a bunch of minor fixes on the app to keep it sweaky clean.
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Version 6.0.2

Updated: 21-02-18

Fixes:

  • In order to make sure that the app performs exactly the way we made sure that the app is free of bugs that relentlessly cause it to crash.
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Version 6.0.1 

Updated: 02-02-18

Fixes:

  • We identified a few bugs and made sure that they were wiped off right away!
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Version 6.0.0

Updated: 05-01-18

What's New:

Features Added/ Changelog

  • We have introduced Smart Connect - a versatile, single-touch, and easy to connect version in order to make connecting via VPN easier and more seamless than ever before!
  • We have also introduced Gravity - it's our way of making sure that your DNS requests remain protected and the websites with malicious code on them from loading on your device or network. PureVPN’s secure DNS servers not only protect your DNS requests, but also pass them through hi-tech firewalls, killing off all the threats before they arise.
  • To top it up, we are also bringing in Ozone: a layer of security comprising 5 features to help you remain protected against incoming threats, filter unwanted web content, detection and protection against intruders, control which websites are allowed to load and control which apps are allowed to run.
  • As for connections over different platforms, we are introducing an always on protection to block viruses, malware, etc. from downloading while you are connected to PureVPN.
  • Of course, to familiarize with Ozone, we have put up an on-boarding screen to keep the process seamless.
  • To give you the best experience on PureVPN, we have updated the OpenVPN library as well.

Fixes:

  • And finally, purged the app of bugs and fixes that could hamper your user experience.
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Version 5.8.9

Updated: 24-11-17

What's New:

Features Added/ Changelog

  • In order to fortify our security and make things more secure when you are sharing files across the networks, so that no impertrator that infilterate and rob your files.

Fixes:

  • And finally, purged the app of bugs and fixes that could hamper your user experience.
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Version 5.6.0 

Updated: 25-01-17

What's New:

Features Added/ Changelog

  • We embedded a ticket and support system so that you can post your issues and get them resolved right away.
  • To keep things on the top of your list, we have introduced favorites to keep everything on the top.
  • We have also added a multi port option so that you can choose them as per your needs.
  • Added in a speed test functionality for optimal speed and user experience.
  • We have optimized the user interface in the settings menu, so that things are more streamlined as you browse through the PureVPN app.
  • We know how much you love having your favourite 'countries', 'cities' etc. on the top, hence we have added them in for a faster interface.
  • Optimized Internet Kill Switch - a modern way to keep you ultra secure, and keep all infiltrators out of the way in case your internet disconnects.

Fixes:

  • We realized that there are some nasty bugs in our previous release. We spat them out as well.
  • We fixed a few content related issues too - of course, to make things ore legible and understandable.
  • Fixed a couple of fun crashes , and crashes caused by fixes for them.
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Version 5.5.0

Updated: 13-10-16

What's New:

Features Added/ Changelog

  • More languages - for a wider outreach and a better understanding and usability of the app.
  • For languages that are read from right to left, we have added in support and simplified the usability.
  • No matter whether you are connected or not, we have added in access to offline FAQs so that can troubleshoot the issues - in case they arise.
  • And when things get suspicious when you are connecting on public networks, an automatic connection to PureVPN ensures security and keeps you protected from infiltrators
  • When security is of prime importance, a dedicated widget embedded on your home screen helps you access the app right away.
  • Introduced an Internet Kill Switch - a modern way to keep you ultra secure, and keep all infiltrators out of the way in case your internet disconnects.
  • To keep a check on your data usage, you can stay updated right from the menu while you are connected on the server.
  • Tweaked the user interface a little to keep the user interface as seamless as possible.

Fixes:

  • Fixed issues where some particularly in terms of app crashes and freezing issues.
  • Improved the user interface and functionality particularly on favorites, so that they remain atop.
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Old Version 5.4.0

Updated: 19th May 2016

Features Added:

  • Feedback
  • Auto redial
  • Multi language (French, German, Dutch)
  • Minor Bug fixes
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Version 5.4.0 

Updated: 1st March 2016

  • Split tunneling ( New Feature)
  • Ui improvements ( For Tab's and Android TV)
  • Minor Bug fixes
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Version 5.2.0

Updated: 22nd January 2016

  • Modes (Select mode according to your need)
  • Tips (tips for selected purpose)
  • Ui improvements
  • Bug fixes
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Version 5.1.3 

Updated: December 8, 2015

  • Minor bug fixes
  • Now you can connect to VPN without waiting for IP fetching.
  • Ui improvement.
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Version 5.1.2 

Updated: November 28, 2015

  • Minor Bug fixes
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Version 5.1.1

Updated: November 27, 2015

  • Minor Bug fixes
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Version 5.1.0

Updated: November 20, 2015

  • Bug fixes
  • Auto protocol switching on port blocking
  • Ui/Ux improvements.
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Version 5.0.0

Updated: October 19, 2015

Brand New User Interface

  • New feature for Choosing a server by City
  • Favorite feature (Locations & Purposes)
  • Log Out option to Switch between VPN accounts
  • Quicker Navigation & Connectivity
  • Bug Fixes & Performance Improvement
  • Standard Plans & Pricing updated
  • More servers in more locations with Premium Subscription
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Version 3.0.0

Updated: April 6, 2015

Improvements/Changes

  • Ui changes & improvements
  • Bug fixes & performance improvements
  • Purpose selection feature now has icons for each purpose.
  • Application flow change
  • Includes purpose icon
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