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How to change protocol on PureVPN Android app

Sep 10, 2018
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To be able to switch between protocols the PureVPN app is disconnected. VPN protocol visible after disabling the Automatic Protocol Selection option.

VPN protocol type affects the performance and stability of your connection. Be sure to select the correct protocol when connecting to a VPN server. PureVPN recommends the automatic protocol as it will pick up the most appropriate connection setting for you. But in case the Automatic protocol option does not work for you then you may proceed to switch between different protocols. 

Protocol Guide:

Wireguard: (Recommended)

Wireguard provides a fast and secure VPN connection and it’s usually used for web browsing and streaming.


UDP is mainly used for streaming and downloading. It provides a fast VPN connection with medium encryption.


TCP is more reliable, but also a little slower, and is usually used for web browsing. 


IKEv2 is one of the fastest VPN protocols that provides stable connection and is usually used for streaming and downloading.


Proxy provides the fastest VPN connection but it does not offer encryption. If you are looking to browse the internet with fast speed then proxy might be the best option you should use.

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Wondering how to switch between protocols? Follow the instructions below 👇

  • Tap the Hamburger icon (≡) from the top left.
  • Tap Settings.
  • Tap Advanced tab.
  • Tap Connection Protocol.
  • Turn off Automatic protocol selection to change your protocol selection, A warning will appear, tap Reconnect to continue.
  • Choose the Protocol of your choice from the list.
PureVPN has introduces Automatic Port Selection. It automatically selects the best port to router your connection over the internet. If you are looking to route the traffic through any specific port then you may toggle off the automatic port option.
  • Tap Port and a pop-up will appear asking you to enter the desired port. Port range (5500 – 30000).
  • Upon selection, your protocol will be successfully changed
  • Once done, go back to the Locations tab and connect with your desired location.
  • Upon successful connection you can see the selected protocol in the Connection details.
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  1. Burkhard Nowak says:

    Is shit.When VPN is connected, nothing works anymore.I don’t have to visit a website.You don’t need such VPN.Your setting tips don’t work.